The Leyland PD3 was introduced in the late 1950s to fulfil an industry need for longer buses with less frequency. Based on the PD2, the new PD3 version was increased to the new legal length of 30 feet, with a width of 8 feet. This extra length over its predecessor earned it the familiar name 'Queen Mary', which stuck! Southdown Motor Services, who worked chiefly along the south coast, were the first to take an allocation of the new double deckers, delivered to Portsmouth. The Leyland PD3 was produced between 1957 and 1967 and during that time Southdown took 285 Northern Counties bodied versions featuring full fronts and a front entrance. This lead the way for other UK operators to follow suit and many were exported to British colonies , including Hong Kong.
Our model TCD 822, fleet No. 822 is travelling on Route 31B. In its instantly recognisable Southdown colours of cream and pale green, lined in gold, it was amongst the first batch delivered between May and December 1958.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.