HISTORY OF THE BUS
1962 Leyland Titan PD3/a
Serial No. RDJ-728 left the Leyland Works in Lancashire, England and was delivered to its first customer, the
St. Helens Transport Corporation, on April 10th, 1962 as 'L28' - number 6 of a batch of 12.
After service in St. Helens, England, she was sold off and exported to Canada in the early 80’s where she served as a tour bus in Victoria, B.C.
Retired from transport service, the bus was converted
into a cappuccino bar by a Shawnigan Lake company in B.C.
She was then purchased by the Lake Louise Ski Resort and used as a promotional vehicle in the town of Banff.
In the 90’s, the ski hill and its assets were sold off to new owners and the bus made its way back to South East B.C. where it sat on the side of the road for many years at the Fairmont Hoodoos.
In 2012, she was once again sold and moved to a company in Invermere with plans to put her back into use as a food and beer venue. Alas, she sat idle for a further couple of years until being purchased in 2014 by Norm Flann.
The 'L28' was on the move again and brought back to Canmore where Norm transformed it into a one-of-a-kind, fully operational, state-of-the-art restaurant on wheels. Today, it is known as PD3 run by Norm and his son,
So hop aboard… your culinary ticket to EAT and EXPLORE a
one-of- a-kind dining EXPERIENCE is waiting on the PD3 bus.