Note: You are free to adopt any text or photograph for non-moneymaking activities. You may set the photographs as the wallpaper in your PC. However, you are not allowed to post the text or photographs on the net without Anthony Lui's permission.

The RETB1 is the export single deck trolleybus model designed and built by Leyland.

Glasgow was the only British city which used Leyland built BUT buses. The city started to use trolleybuses in 1949, but most of the trolleybuses were double-deckers. In 1950, they introduced their first RETB1 (Chassis No. 502299) with a shortened wheelbase of 15ft 7in and received B28D+40 MCW body. This bus was displayed in 1950 Earl's Court Show. in 1953, Glasgow purchased 10 more similar buses with East Lancashire bodies. In 1958, a batch of 10 34ft 6in long Burlingham bodied buses were added to the fleet with 50 seat bodywork. From 1959 to 1961, some of the buses were converted to 36-seat in 1959-61.


Return to British United Traction Ltd

Page created: 5 July 2009