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First Road Sleeper (1928, British Pathe)
The Albatross Sleeping Car is seen arriving in London:
The 21 August 1928 edition of 'Commercial Motor' magazine has a full report and photographs of this vehicle, registration YX4700. Operated by Albatross Roadways, the inaugural overnight run left Commutation Row, Liverpool, at 2305 on Wednesday evening, arriving in Woburn Place, London, at 0920, nearly an hour behind schedule due to 'a slight error of route'. The trip cost 12 passengers 25 shillings (GBP 1.25) each, compared to 57 shillings (GBP 2.35) on a railway sleeper service. Commercial Motor noted, "Mr R H Cox was the driver of the coach except for an interval of about an hour, when he was relieved by Mr Chirgwin. Driver Cox looked - and said he felt - quite fit after being nearly all night at the wheel." Many thanks to Peter Tulloch for the additional research. Martin Ingle identifies the vehicle as an ADC 423.
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