Albion reiver trucks. A little drive in our 1976 leyland reiver 410 from our house to the bakewell spectacular may 2nd 2015 a little drive in our 1976 leyland reiver 410 from our house to the bakewell spectacular may. A short film of me driving an old tipper wagon owned by a good friend. In the 50s the albion reivers double drive bogie was very sensitive to tyre size no i dont mean mixing 900 x 20s with 1000 x 20s but tyre wear when you could not just put a new tyre on as the small difference in size was.
The 1957 albion 4 axle caledonian proved to be too serious a competitor for leylands octopus and was dropped from. My tribute to mark knopfler and albion trucks this feature is not available right now. From ww1 to the 1950s albion had rivalled foden for the reliability and ruggedness of their trucks.
Founded in 1899 albion motors was purchased by leyland motors in 1951. A great song by mark knopfler hopefully made even better by this pictorial association with some of its subjects the old albions. Please try again later.
Albion became a leader in producing cab over engine coe trucks. Vehicles continued to be manufactured under the albion brand until 1972 after which they continued to be produced but were sold under the leyland brand. I have a 1965 albion reiver with a 6 cyl leyland engine and what appears to be a factory fitted lazy axle.
Leyland motors took over albion in 1951. In 1950 all diesel trucks of clansman chieftain and clydesdale series received a new look of the front part with the curved front panel and recessed headlights. Its still going strong even though it puts out.
Category people blogs song border reiver artist mark. The badge was dropped. Albion was incorporated into leyland motors in 1951 and merely became a badge for their smaller lines.
Producing of all models continued under the same indexation but there. Vehicle production at the former albion.