SCT '61 Photo Index
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Baddeley Bros, Holmfirth acquired DTD169, a 1938 Leyland TD5 with Massey L24/24R body, from Leigh Corporation 70 in 1953. The TD was the only double-decker operated by Baddeley Bros except for some very early vehicles indeed - its main duty was works and colliery specials.
Photo taken Tuesday 31 May 1955, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
Leigh Corporation 7, KTD759, was a Leyland PD2/1 with an unusual Lydney L27/26R body of 1949.
Photo taken 1967, Leigh Depot
Leigh Corporation 16, KTD768, a 1949 Leyland Titan PD2/1 with unusual Lydney lowbridge body.
Photo taken 2000, Manchester Museum of Transport
A busy scene in the Butts Bridge district of Leigh in 1963 with facing the camera Leigh 43, NTE384, one of seven AEC Regent IIIs with East Lancs L27/26R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken 1963, Leigh
Leigh Corporation 49, WTE23, a Leyland PD2/20 from 1955 with East Lancs L30/28R body.
Photo taken Early 1959, King Street Bus Station
London had its Abbey Road, but Leigh its Abbey Lane. SELNEC Northern 6955, 491DTC, a Leyland Titan PD2/30 with East Lancs L30/28R body and modified grille had carried me there from the Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 1973, Abbey Lane terminus, Leigh
Greater Manchester PTE 6956, 492DTC, a Leyland Titan PD2/30 built 1957 with East Lancashire L30/28R bodywork. This had been new as Leigh 56.
Photo taken August 1975, Leigh Depot
SELNEC Northern 6957, 493DTC, was a Leyland Titan PD2/30 with East Lancs L30/28R body. It was new as Leigh 57 in December 1957, middle bus of a batch of five which transferred to the PTE on 1 November 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 1973, Leigh Bus Station
Leigh 57, 493DTC, a 1957 Leyland Titan PD2/30 with lowbridge East Lancs body is seen at Leigh bus station when being used as a driver trainer. The bus had passed to the PTE with the rest of the fleet in 1969 and carries its new SELNEC number 6957 but no fleet names.
Photo taken 1970, King Street Bus Station, Leigh
Leigh Corporation 60, 223FTC, a Dennis Loline Mk 1 built in 1958 with East Lancs H41/31R body.
Photo taken Late 1960, Spinning Jenny Street, Leigh
Leigh Corporation 62, 878GTF, a Dennis Loline with East Lancs H41/31R body in Salford outside Victoria Bus Station in May 1959 when two months old.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Victoria Bus Station, Salford
Leigh Corporation No. 1, 187LTB, a 1960 Leyland Tiger Cub with East Lancs body.
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 1966, King Street Bus Station, Leigh
Leigh ran an all lowbridge fleet until 1958 when the first Lolines were purchased. The last lowbridge machines were delivered in 1962, a pair of Leyland Titan PD3A/1s with East Lancs L34/32R bodies. The former 37, 779YTB, is seen in GMTPTE days having been renumbered 6937 in the PTE series.
Photo taken 1976, Leigh Depot
SELNEC Northern 6925, 1972TJ, was an AEC Renown 3B3RA with East Lancs H41/31R body. It was new as Leigh 25 - numerically but not in date the Corporation's first Renown, in November 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 1973, Lord Street, Leigh
Former Leigh 28, 1975TJ, is an AEC Renown with an East Lancs H41/31R body dating from 1963.
Photo taken Friday 7 July 2017, St Thomas Church, Main Street, Sutton-in-Craven
Former GMPTE 6928, 1975TJ, an AEC Renown 3B3RA with East Lancashire H41/31R body, new in 1963 as Leigh Corporation 28.
Photo taken Friday 25 June 1976, Leigh Corporation Depot
GMT 6930, HTJ762B, a 1964 AEC Renown/East Lancs ex-Leigh 30
Photo taken Friday 27 May 1977, Mersey Square, Stockport
SELNEC 6939, HTJ764B, an A E C Renown 3B3RA built in 1964 with East Lancashire H41/31F bodywork, new as Leigh Corporation 39.
Photo taken June 1970, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
SELNEC Northern 6939, HTJ764B, was an AEC Renown 3B3RA with East Lancs H41/31F body, new as Leigh 39 in December 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 1973, Leigh Bus Station
Leigh Corporation 15, PTC114C, a 1965 AEC Renown with front entrance East Lancs bodywork. Leigh bought both front and rear entrance Renowns which were the last double deckers bought before the advent of SELNEC PTE.
Photo taken August 1995, Harrogate
Leigh East Lancs bodied AEC Renown 15, PTC114C, of 1965 shows how low an entrance step this type of low height vehicle could achieve. The attractive livery and fleet name exude municipal pride.
Photo taken Saturday 5 December 2009, Manchester Museum of Transport
Preserved Leigh 15, PTC114C, a 1965 AEC Renown with front entrance East Lancs bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 2009, Bolton Day, Manchester Museum of Transport
SELNEC Northern 6935, PTC115C, was an AEC Renown 3B3RA with East Lancs H41/31F body. It was new as Leigh 35 in August 1965 and still carries full fleetname and livery in 1970 to supply my only slide of the attractive colours.
Photo taken Monday 24 August 1970, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
A trio of Leigh Corporation East Lancs bodied AEC Renowns newly painted in SELNEC PTE colours wait for the off in Leigh bus station. Nearest the camera is Leigh's 35, PTC115C, a 1965 bus that was numbered 6935 in the PTE fleet.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1973, King Street Bus Station, Leigh
GMT 6932, YTJ628D, a 1966 AEC Renown/East Lancs ex-Leigh 32.
Photo taken 5 May 1979, Victoria Bus Station, Salford
GMT 6060, HTJ131F, a 1968 Leyland PSU4/2R/East Lancs, ex-Leigh Corporation 20.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1980, Blossoms Hotel, Bramhall Lane/A6, Stockport
Leigh Corporation switched to single deck Leylands for their final deliveries prior to the setting up of the Greater Manchester PTE. Seen in Leigh wearing its new colours is the former 20, HTJ131F, a 1968 Leyland Leopard PSU4/2R with 45 seat East Lancs body.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 1973, King Street Bus Station, Leigh