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Old 18th October 2011, 12:54   #481
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KPN also has converted some of their Volvos to sleeper. This is running in CBE route.
Yes. Interestingly, they charge the same fare as their Leyland AC Sleepers - they are not differentiating between the Volvo and the Leylands when it comes to AC Sleepers.

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Interestingly, I did not notice that the bus was a Sleeper till the time I was editing the image!! The bus right next to the Volvo is a Leyland AC Sleeper. (The bus is PY registered since TN does not allow registration of Sleeper buses).

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Binai, do you remember a GeePee Volvo sleeper between Ernakulam & Bangalore? It was a new bus starting from Ensign but lasted for a short period only.
I vaguely remember seeing such a bus. There was another short lasted operator - Star or something like that. They were running a run-down Mark II/III Volvo - they used to be handled by Ensign Agencies/Aashirwad.

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This is a lpo1612 or 1616...its an old chassis. Not 1618 for sure!
Its a 1612, if I am not mistaken.

Another image of the same bus - notice the unique door style. Wonder why they needed a partition between the doors.

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Old 18th October 2011, 13:35   #482
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This is a lpo1612 or 1616...its an old chassis. Not 1618 for sure!
Even I was not sure
I claimed it by seeing the 8.25 whlle rims the bus was having as its std only with 1618.
I cannot comment if it was retro fitted.
Also if this was a older BS II it may not be 1618.
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This very long bus is of the UFO Bus service
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This is LPO 1618.
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This is a lpo1612 or 1616...its an old chassis.
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Its a 1612, if I am not mistaken.
The Kerala RTO website says "LPO1313". I'm assuming that it's an LPO1613, as there's never been an LPO1313 on offer. 2009 make, so it must be BS-II, isn't it?
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Another image of the same bus - notice the unique door style. Wonder why they needed a partition between the doors.
Because that means they can claim 2 doors (entry and exit). WHY?? Rules related to minimum seating capacity in the Kerala Motor vehicle Rules!!!! "Vehicles hae separate entrance and exit can claim a discount of 2 seats if they have a separate entrance and exit; and another 2 seats for emergency exit".
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Because that means they can claim 2 doors (entry and exit). WHY?? Rules related to minimum seating capacity in the Kerala Motor vehicle Rules!!!! "Vehicles hae separate entrance and exit can claim a discount of 2 seats if they have a separate entrance and exit; and another 2 seats for emergency exit".
But this bus has a full size door at the rear as well! So this bus has three entry/exit doors in all! Plus the rear glass is nominated as an "emergency exit" as well!
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Because that means they can claim 2 doors (entry and exit). WHY?? Rules related to minimum seating capacity in the Kerala Motor vehicle Rules!!!! "Vehicles hae separate entrance and exit can claim a discount of 2 seats if they have a separate entrance and exit; and another 2 seats for emergency exit".
So how many seats will be discounted for, in this bus? There's this "separate entry and exit doors", then there's a door behind the rear axle, plus the emergency exit at the rear - so, a total of 6 seats? Ingenious, I must say!
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This is LPO 1618.
How many such buses are owned by this group?
They have Tourist buses too in addition to the route service buses. Located at Udayamperoor south of Tripunithura and has an office neat Ernakulam Junction railway Station.
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Shot this is Chennai Omni Bus stand last week. The regular 12M was completely covered with decals showcasing Chennai silks add. But surprising was two different reg numbers for the bus.

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The Kerala RTO website says "LPO1313". I'm assuming that it's an LPO1613, as there's never been an LPO1313 on offer. 2009 make, so it must be BS-II, isn't it?
There has indeed been an LPO 1313 in the past. It used to be fitted with 697 NA engine. I'm talking about late 1980s. Later, 1510 model was introduced which had the same engine but higher GVW.
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There has indeed been an LPO 1313 in the past. It used to be fitted with 697 NA engine. I'm talking about late 1980s. Later, 1510 model was introduced which had the same engine but higher GVW.
Is it LP1313, or LPO1313? LPO would be the version with longer FOH, AFAIK.
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Is it LP1313, or LPO1313? LPO would be the version with longer FOH, AFAIK.
If I remember correctly, all Tata bus chassis are designated as LPO, the LPT designation being used for truck chassis. I believe the "O" in LPO stands for Omnibus while the "T" in LPT stands for Truck.
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If I remember correctly, all Tata bus chassis are designated as LPO, the LPT designation being used for truck chassis. I believe the "O" in LPO stands for Omnibus while the "T" in LPT stands for Truck.
Maybe. But I find that the versions with a FOH are designated LPO (LPO1512, LPO1613, LPO1616) while those without a long FOH are designated LP (LP1512, LP1112). Data taken from the official website Tata Buses :: Find My Bus Chassis

LPT has long been used for truck chassis/trucks
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If I remember correctly, all Tata bus chassis are designated as LPO, the LPT designation being used for truck chassis. I believe the "O" in LPO stands for Omnibus while the "T" in LPT stands for Truck.
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LPT has long been used for truck chassis/trucks
LP/LPO - Bus with/Wo over hang
LPT - Rigid truck
LPK - Tippers
LPS - Tractors
SF - Semi Forward trucks
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LP/LPO - Bus with/Wo over hang
LPT - Rigid truck
LPK - Tippers
LPS - Tractors
Any Idea what is the Full-form of "LP"? "Long Product" by any chance?
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Maybe. But I find that the versions with a FOH are designated LPO (LPO1512, LPO1613, LPO1616) while those without a long FOH are designated LP (LP1512, LP1112). Data taken from the official website Tata Buses :: Find My Bus Chassis
I stand corrected. Thanks! After reading your post, I checked a 3-decade old 1210 bus chassis brochure and the model was indeed designated as LP 1210 E. The bus models with long front overhang were designated as LPO. So the "O" in LPO doesn't stand for omnibus, as I used to think.
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