SCT '61 Photo Index
Haslingden was an early municipal bus operator, running a bus service to Helmshore from 1907 to 1908 with a Leyland X. The town was served by the steam trams of the Accrington Steam Tramways Company which were taken over by Accrington and Haslingden. The latter didn't want to operate trams but did end up building a garage which housed their bus fleet in addition to some Accrington trams. The Helmshore service started again in 1919, this time with this BSA 14-18hp Light Van shown here, which had a twelve seat body by Heap, a local wheelwright and as can be read in the front window was one-man operated. It was replaced the following year by an Austin which in turn was replaced by a Guy B in 1924.
Haslingden 25, GTD497, a Leyland PD1 new in 1946 with an Alexander built Leyland H30/26R body.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 July 1959, Helmshore Road, Haslingden
An animated scene in Skipton bus station during the running day as Haslingdon 2, KTJ502, a 1949 Leyland Tiger PS1/1 with Burlingham body, loads up.
Photo taken Sunday 8 October 2017, Skipton bus station
Haslingden 6, MTC385, a Leyland PD2/1 new in 1950 with a Leyland H30/26R body.
Photo taken Friday 2 August 1968, Haslingden
Haslingden 9, OTF164, was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Leyland H30/26R body and is seen in Rawtenstall.
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 1958, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall
Haslingden Corporation's garter with coat-of-arms within. The motto reads "Nothing without labour". No Latin here but maybe for wider understanding it should have read "Nowt wi'out werk".
Photo taken 1960s
Rossendale 44, 192OTB, a Leyland Titan PD2/41 with East Lancs H31/28R body. new to Haslingden as their number 14 in June 1960, it is seen here at the Rawtenstall depot in use as a driver training vehicle.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1980, Rawtenstall depot
Haslingden 14, 192OTB, is that quintissential Lancashire bus, an East Lancs bodied Leyland Titan PD2, in this instance a 1960 PD2/41.
Photo taken 1997, Heart of the Pennines Rally, Halifax
Seen in Rawtenstall is Rossendale Joint Transport 49, NTJ808C, which was a Leyland L1 Leopard with an East Lancs B44F body.
Photo taken Monday 19 April 1971, Kay Street, Rawtenstall
Preserved Rossendale 45, XTF98D, a Leyland PD3/4 with East Lancs H41/32F body, new in September 1966 to Haslingden Corporation Transport as their fleet number 1.
Photo taken Sunday 1 January 2006, The Broadway, Winchester