The author reports on his assessment of the performance of a Ford R Series Coach over a route which included M1, M45 and in Coventry. This revised R1114 model incorporates a Ford Turbo 11, 6-cyclinder, 6.0 litre, 4-stroke diesel engine, inclined to provide a flat floor at the front thereby improving the entrance, a power-assisted hydraulically operated diaphragm spring clutch and a 6-speed gearbox. Improvements have been made to the gear change and the electrical system has been changed from 12 volt to 24 volt. The model tested comprised a Ford R1114 chassis with a duple dominant 11 coach body fitted with 45 seats and tables, and an evenly distributed load to represent a full complement of 53 passengers and luggage. A specification of the coach is provided, and data are presented on performance including fuel consumption figures and braking efficiency. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Travel and Transport Limited

    122 Newgate Street
    London EC1A 7AD,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fielder, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 42-44
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM