Double N Left

National Welsh Omnibus Services Ltd

Leyland Nationals supplied new to NWOS and its predecessors


The Leyland National 2 was, in many respects, what the LN should have been from the beginning. The troublesome 500 series engine was replaced with a derivative of the Leyland 680, together with the option of a Gardner 6HLXB; and the radiator has been moved to the front, which would have improved the weight distribution as well as the cooling. These 3 buses were of the short variety, but the extra length created by the front mounted radiator meant that they were around 35' long, so only marginally shorter than an RELL. A simplified heating system, that had already been available in the short B series version of the mark 1 National, means that the distinctive pod on the roof rear is no longer required.