A little story; I learned what a Tiger was in Victoria Coach Station in 1983\4.
I noticed a significant number of plain white Coaches had an extremely attractive Emblem proudly displayed on the Radiator Grille.
I therefore became interested in Tigers and also Leyland Buses and Coaches. I've driven four Leyland Olympians; two of which I travelled on when I was a Cub... A Leyland Lynx and two Leyland Leopards. And two All Leyland RTW London Buses!
I'd like to show you my Leyland Zoo. The Leyland Zoo started in the 'Twenties when the Lion of Olympia was launched. It was the Leyland Eight; a Passenger Car intended to rival Rolls Royce.
Later on, the T Range- the first purpose built PCV Chassis- with a Low Frame and therefore more stable was launched. The Titan Double Decker and the Tiger Single Decker.
Prior to this, Lorries and Buses were virtually indistinguishable; the same chassis was used for both; indeed some chassis were used as Buses during the day and used as Lorries at night, of course using Demountable Bodies!
My Leyland Zoo is all Bus and the oldest one is the Leyland Royal Tiger Sheild. None were made later than 1954!
The newest one is my Keyring given to me by a kindly chap in Leyland who used to build Gearboxes.
My first one is in the middle of the main picture.