Details are given of the experimental operation of the Leyland Clydesdale 16-ton tanker which has an lpg gas burning Rolls-Royce engine. Some of the basic design philosophy is discussed together with aspects of engine development and performance. The engine has performed very satisfactorily in its first 6 months of operation in a milk collection service involving journeys of 50-80 miles average length and total mileage of 20000. Its behaviour and performance are very favourably regarded by the vehicles drivers, while its good environmental qualities - notably the absence of smoke and smell - are appreciated by the creamery staff and farmers. In economic terms the success of lpg in automotive consumption depends to a large extent on collaboration between the Exchequer and the Energy, Transport and Environment Departments. It is felt that lpg vehicles could become a significant and welcome feature of British roads. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Baker, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 14-15
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM