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Modified 25-Jan-17
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The Leyland National design evolved and the Leyland National 2 was introduced in 1979. The notable differences from the earlier Nationals were the use of the O.680 engine instead of the fixed-head 510 engine which had not been universally popular and a front-mounted radiator which led to a more bulbous body front.

Taff-Ely bought three of these in 1980; 32-34 (FUH 32-34V) were 11.6m long variants with B49F bodies. They were sold in May 1988 to Burnley & Pendle (who had also bought National Welsh’s only National 2s). They initially ran there in Taff-Ely livery but were quickly repainted.
Taff-Ely 32 (FUH 32V) Glyntaff Pentrebach Road 5-Dec-1981 John Jones 195571693517212JLJN4268M3A (29)170148767M12E (112)Taff-Ely BC 33 (FUH 33V) Caerphilly bus station c1981 John LawJLJ26868JLJN4251CBS29045M12E (113)Taff-Ely 34 (FUH 34V) Taff Street Mar-1983 Martin LlewellynM12E (114)17013JLJ442848751