SCT '61 Photo Index
Manchester Corporation
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1. VR5742
Manchester 28, VR5742, a 1930 Leyland Tiger TS2 with locally built Vulcan body finished by the Corporation.
Photo taken c. 1998, Manchester Museum of Transport
2. VR5996
New in March 1930, a Leyland TS2 Tiger with a Car Works B32R body as Manchester 33, VR5996 was fitted with a similar Car Works "reconstructed" body in 1938. In April 1940 it became Ambulance A313 and was reinstated as a bus in 1945. In 1948 it was withdrawn for conversion and became Canteen A88 in April 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 23 February 1958, Cannon Street Bus Station, Manchester
3. VR5996
A second view of Canteen A88, a Leyland TS2 Tiger which had been new in March 1930 with a Car Works B32R body as Manchester 33, VR5996. It was fitted with a Car Works "reconstructed" body in 1938 and in April 1940 it became Ambulance A313 being reinstated as a bus in 1945. In 1948 it was withdrawn for conversion and became Canteen A88 in April 1950 and was sold in May 1962 to the west of England Transport Collection for preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 8 February 1959, Cannon Street Bus Station, Manchester
4. CVR760
1936 Crossley Mancunian with Metro-Cammell framed Crossley H28/24R body, former Manchester 558, CVR760. It had the first version of the Streamline body with horizontal markings on the upper deck panels which had started to show through as the later paint scheme started to peel off. The bus had recently been rescued from a scrap dealer in Scarning Norfolk in 1980 and clearly had like many of the Mancunians had been used after service as a showman's vehicle.
Photo taken late 1981, Greenfield, Saddleworth
5. EVR359
Manchester 2779, EVR359, Crossley Mancunian with Crossley H28/26R body in Piccadilly Bus Station alongside 3301.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
6. EVU252
Manchester 3785, EVU252, a Leyland TD5 with Manchester Corporation H28/26R body in Piccadilly Bus Station. Twenty TD5s were delivered in 1938 (783-802) and were the first of a large number bought for tram replacement.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
7. FNA344
Manchester 3872, FNA344, Leyland TD5 / Leyland H29/26R in Albert Square operating to Seymour Grove, a short working (signified by the 'x' of the route number) on the Chorlton route. This was one of 25 new in the first two months of 1939 as 862-886, renumbered 3862-3886 post war.
Photo taken Thursday 29 March 1956, Albert Square, Manchester
8. FND870
Manchester 3888, FND870, is seen here, displaying 27x, operating a cross town service from Edge Lane, Clayton to Trafford Park - a hangover from the days of the trams. The Leyland TD5 with Leyland H29/26R bodywork was new in 1939 as 888, being renumbered in the 1946 renumbering scheme.
Photo taken Monday 26 May 1958, Manchester
9. FND888
Manchester 3906, FND888, a Leyland TD5 with Leyland H29/26R body at Heaton Park on a short working to Albert Square. This was one of the fifty to carry Leyland bodywork from the batch of 83 which entered service in 1939/40, the remainder being built by Crossley(2) or Crossley on Metro Cammell frames(31).
Photo taken Thursday 29 March 1956, Heaton Park, Manchester
10. FVM17
Manchester 3922, FVM17, a Leyland TD5 with Leyland H29/26R body in Albert Square. With Manchester Town Hall as a background 3922 operates a short working on route 62, going as far as Queens Road.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Albert Square, Manchester
11. FXJ320
Seen at Barlow Moor Road is Manchester 3939, FXJ320, a Leyland TD5 with Crossley H28/26R body on Metro Cammell frames. It was new in December 1939 as 939 and was renumbered in the 1946 scheme to separate different chassis makes into blocks.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1960, Barlow Moor Road, Manchester
12. FXJ320
Manchester 3624 and 3939, UNB624 and FXJ320 seen at Barlow Moor Road. 3624 was a relatively new Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with a Metro-Cammell H44/33F body whilst 3939 was a somewhat older Leyland TD5 with a Crossley H28/26R body.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1960, Barlow Moor Road, Manchester
13. GNA39
Manchester 1121, GNA39, Leyland TB5 - English Electric H28/26R in Piccadilly Bus Station. This batch of 37 vehicles, new in 1940/41, were the last vehicles to carry the streamlined livery when new but lost it when repainted.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
14. GNA401
Manchester 3962, GNA401, Leyland TD5 - Crossley H28/26R (on Metro Cammell frames) at Warwick Road, Old Trafford on a football service. New in February 1940 as 962 it became 3962 after the war and was withdrawn in March 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 19 October 1957, Warwick Road, Old Trafford
15. GNA405
Manchester 3966, GNA405, seen in Piccadilly Bus Station operating on the Styal route was one of a batch of thirty-one Leyland TD5s with H28/26R Crossley bodies on Metro Cammell frames new in 1940. It had been new as 966, being renumbered as a result of the scheme introduced in 1946.
Photo taken Saturday 30 April 1960, Manchester Piccadilly
16. GNA453
Manchester 4305, GNA453, Daimler COG5 - English Electric H28/26R in Piccadilly Bus Station preparing for a Football Match journey to Old Trafford. New in May 1940 this bus was withdrawn from service two months after this photograph was taken.
Photo taken Saturday 16 November 1957, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station
17. GNA454
A poor shot of Manchester 3380, GNA454, a 1940 Leyland TD5 with an H28/26R Crossley body on Metro Cammell frames which was the only pre-war bus to be spray painted into the red livery, thus becoming the only one to have a red roof. New as 1380 it became 3380 in 1946 as a result of the renumbering scheme.
Photo taken Saturday 30 April 1960, Manchester Piccadilly
18. GNA457
Municipal Coat of Arms - Manchester Corporation on 4309, GNA457
Photo taken Saturday 15 March 1958
19. GNA461
Municipal Coat of Arms - Manchester Corporation on 4313, GNA461
Photo taken Saturday 15 March 1958
20. GNB1
Manchester 3392, GNB1, a Leyland TD5 with Crossley H28/26R body (on Metro Cammell frames) in Albert Square. This was one of a batch of 33 delivered in the early part of 1940. New as 1370-1402 they became 3370-3402 in the renumbering.
Photo taken Thursday 29 March 1956, Albert Square, Manchester
21. GNB491
Manchester 4357, GNB491, Daimler COG5 with English Electric H28/26R body in Picaddilly Bus Station. This batch suffered due to the war and, although 33 were ordered, only 15 were delivered as complete vehicles with 4357 entering service in October 1940 and being withdrawn in March 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 2 November 1957, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
22. GNC57
Manchester 4259, GNC57, a 1940 Daimler COG5 with Crossley H28/26R body seen in May 1959 at Cheetham Hill Road on a short working to Brooks's Bar on the 53 service from Cheetham Hill Road to Old Trafford.
Photo taken Saturday 23 May 1959, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester
23. GNC60
Manchester 4265, GNC60, Daimler COG5 - Metro Cammell H28/26R at Warwick Road, Old Trafford was from a batch of 83 vehicles ordered. Due to the war only 58 chassis were delivered with bodywork split between Metro Cammell and English Electric - the other chassis were destroyed by enemy action at the Daimler works before delivery.
Photo taken Saturday 19 October 1957, Warwick Road, Old Trafford
24. GNC61
Daimler COG5 4266, GNC61, with Metro Cammell H28/26R body new to Manchester in 1940, as 1266, seen adjacent to the construction work for the 'new' Piccadilly bus station (you can see more in the higher resolution picture) - now long since gone!
Photo taken Saturday 15 March 1958, Manchester Piccadilly
25. GNA87
Manchester 1169 and 1167, GNA 87 and GNA85, Crossley TDD4s with Crossley H28/26R bodies, new in 1941, seen in Portland Street at the terminus of the routes from Ashton and Stalybridge in May 1959.
Photo taken Friday 15 May 1959, Portland Street, Manchester
26. GNE247
The chassis of Manchester 2960, GNE247, which entered service in May 1944 was initially on loan to Manchester as number 1217 with the Metro Cammell-Crossley H28/26R body removed from 1211. Of type DD4/2 it was the prototype for the post war chassis and the chassis type was changed to DD42/1 in 1946 when the new HOE7/1 engine was fitted.
Photo taken Wednesday 17 September 1958, Manchester Portland Street
27. GNF849
Manchester 2919, GNF849, a Crossley DD42/3 with Crossley H30/26R body, new in 1946
Photo taken Friday 15 May 1959, Portland Street, Manchester
28. GVR218
Manchester 3016, GVR218, a Leyland PD1 with Metro Cammell H32/26R body in Piccadilly Bus Station.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
29. GVR278
Manchester 3076, GVR278, seen near Cannon Street Bus Station in Manchester was a Leyland PD1/3 with a Metro Cammell H32/26R body new in 1947.
Photo taken Sunday 16 February 1958, Manchester, Cannon Street Bus Station
30. JND769
Manchester Corporation 2128, JND769, a 1948 Crossley DD42/75 with Crossley H32/26R body
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Manchester Piccadilly
31. JND964
Manchester 2962, JND964, Crossley DD42/5 - Crossley H32/26R at Chorlton-cum-Hardy.
Photo taken Saturday 2 November 1957, Chorlton-cum-Hardy
32. GVR320
Manchester 4018, GVR320, a 1949 Daimler CVG5/Crossley H32/26R in the revised livery travels down Lower Mosley Street on a short working to Wythenshawe Park in May 1959
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester
33. JNA421
Manchester 3120, JNA421, delivered in February 1949, was one of a hundred eight feet wide Leyland PD1/3s delivered between January 1949 and January 1950. They had Metro Cammell H32/26R bodies and 3120, seen here in Cannon Street Bus Station, was withdrawn in March 1967, passing to Hartwood Finance (breaker), Barnsley.
Photo taken Sunday 1 March 1959, Cannon Street Bus Station, Manchester
34. JNA467
Manchester 3166, JNA467, a Leyland PD1/3 with Metro-Cammell H33/26R body from 1949
Photo taken c.1997, Manchester Musuem open day
35. JNA495
Manchester 3194, JNA495, Leyland PD1/3 with Metro Cammell H32/26R body in Picaddilly Bus Station on the Limited Stop service to Brooklands.
Photo taken Sunday 27 October 1957, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
36. JND791
Manchester 2150, JND791, is a preserved all-Crossley DD42/8s built in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 20 March 1977, Bradford Interchange
37. JND791
Preserved Manchester 2150, JND791, a Crossley DD42/8S with Crossley H32/26R body, new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 14 October 2006, Museum of Transport, Manchester
38. KNA601
Seen travelling along a deserted Piccadilly was Manchester 2161, KNA601, a Crossley DD42/8S with a Crossley H32/26R body new in July 1949. This was the second in the last batch of Crossleys for Manchester which had fleet numbers 2160 to 2219.
Photo taken Sunday 23 February 1958, Piccadilly , Manchester
39. KNA623
Manchester 2183, KNA623, seen at Levenshulme (Lloyd Road) was a Crossley H32/26R bodied Crossley DD42/8S new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 8 March 1958, Levenshulme, Lloyd Road
40. KNA654
Manchester 2214, KNA654, Crossley DD42/8S with Crossley H32/26R body in Piccadilly Bus Station. The third batch of Crossleys delivered after the war consisted of sixty vehicles (2160-2219) and 2214-2219 were fitted with saloon heaters (not common at that date).
Photo taken Saturday 2 November 1957, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
41. JND696
Manchester 3295, JND696, Leyland PD2/3 with Leyland H32/26R body. A batch of 100 vehicles, Manchester's first PD2s, was delivered in 1950/51 with four entering service in 1952. 3200-3264 had Metro Cammell bodies of standard post-war Manchester design whilst 3265-3299 which were delivered first had the flush mounted windows of the standard Leyland Farington body.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Stevenson Square, Manchester
42. JND728
Preserved Manchester 4127, JND728, Daimler CVG6 with Metro Cammell H32/26R body.
43. JND728
Manchester 4127, JND728, Daimler CVG6 with Metro Cammell H32/26R in Albert Square. Ninety of these vehicles were delivered in 1950/51 and over 75% survived to pass to Selnec in 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 29 March 1956, Albert Square, Manchester
44. JND646
Two former municipal stalwarts can be seen in this shot taken at Lancaster's 75th anniversary rally in 1978. Manchester 3245, JND646, is a 1951 Leyland Titan PD2/3 with MCW bodywork. Next to the Manchester Titan is a later Birkenhead example 75, MCM975, a 1962 Leyland Titan PD2/40 with curvacious Massey bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 1978, Hornsea Potteries Lancaster
45. JND646
Manchester Corporation 3245, JND646, a 1951 Leyland Titan PD2/3 with MCW bodywork.
Photo taken 2005, Manchester Victoria Station
46. JND655
Manchester 3254, JND655, Leyland PD2/3 - Metro Cammell H32/26R at Heaton Park. 3254, new in 1951, and here on route 62 to Chorltonville, stands with schoolboys around the clock whilst the crew wait for the scheduled departure time before stamping their card.
Photo taken Thursday 29 March 1956, Heaton Park, Manchester
47. JND691
Manchester 3290, JND691, Leyland PD2/3 - Leyland H32/26R at Heaton Park at the terminus of route 62 from Heaton Park to Chorlton (Ryebank Road). Standard Leyland Farington bodywork is carried allowing comparison with the pre-war Leyland body on the bus behind.
Photo taken Thursday 29 March 1956, Heaton Park, Manchester
48. JVU746
Manchester 1241, JVU746, Crossley TDD64/1 with Crossley H36/30R body was from a batch of sixteen delivered in 1951 which were used mainly on peak hour duties. This batch represented the only post war 6-wheel Crossley trolleybuses built.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 October 1957, Aytoun Street, Manchester
49. JVU758
In 1951 Manchester Corporation Transport took delivery of the only Crossley TDD64 chassis built, complete with Crossley H36/30R 8-feet wide bodywork, numbered 1240 to 1255 JVU745-760. 1253 JVU758 is seen in Miller Street on 23 April 1959 on service 213 to Greenhays.
Photo taken Thursday 23 April 1959, Miller Street, Central Manchester
50. FDB553
North Western 553, FDB553, was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Weymann L27/26R body new in 1953 which was seen in Parker Street, Manchester where construction of the new bus station had just started.
Photo taken Sunday 16 February 1958, Parker Street, Manchester
51. NNB108
Seen on Mauldeth Road, Withington was Manchester 8, NNB108, a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with a Northern Counties B42R body new in 1953. This was operating on the 22 service from Eccles to Lloyd Road, Levenshulme.
Photo taken Thursday 29 August 1963, Mauldeth Road, Withington
52. NNB124
Manchester 24, NNB124, Leyland PSU1/13 with Northern Counties B33C body in Piccadilly Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 October 1957, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
53. NNB125
Preserved Manchester 25, NNB125, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 with Northern Counties B33C centre entrance bodywork, new in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 14 October 2006, Museum of Transport, Manchester
54. NNB131
Manchester 31, NNB131, Leyland PSU1/13 with Bond RC41F body (on Burlingham frames) in Piccadilly Bus Station. Six Royal Tigers were delivered in 1953 with raised roof bodies for airport work.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 October 1955, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
55. NNB140
Manchester 3300, NNB140, a Leyland PD2/12 with Northern Counties H32/28R body is seen travelling along Piccadilly. It was the first of the batch of thirty delivered between November 1953 and June 1954. The thick central pillar at the front of the upper deck carried air from the upper saloon through a series of small holes in the upper deck ceiling panelling to the engine air intake. This was Northern Counties patented air conditioning system.
Photo taken Sunday 23 February 1958, Piccadilly, Manchester
56. NNB152
Manchester 3312, NNB152, Leyland PD2/12 with Northern Counties H32/28R body, one of a batch of 30 delivered in 1953-1954, seen here on route 1 to Gatley on which they were regular performers.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
57. NNB153
Manchester 3313, NNB153, a Leyland PD2/12 with Northern Counties H33/28R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Manchester Piccadilly
58. NNB157
Manchester Corporation 3317, NNB157, a Leyland PD2/12 with Northern Counties H32/28R body new in 1953, awaits departure to Manchester Albert Square.
Photo taken 1963, Parrs Wood, Manchester
59. NNB162
Manchester 3322, NNB162, a Leyland PD2/12 with Northern Counties H33/28R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Manchester Piccadilly
60. NNB179
Manchester 3339, NNB179, Leyland PD2/12 - Leyland H32/28R in Piccadilly Bus Station working the full length of the 33 service to Romiley & Greave. Standard Leyland bodywork was fitted to this batch of forty delivered in 1953 with a large number passing to Selnec in 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 23 November 1957, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station
61. NNB204
Manchester 3364, NNB204, Leyland PD2/12 with Leyland H32/28R body in Piccadilly Bus Station. This was one of forty delivered in 1953 working on route 33 to Romiley as a Limited Stop service operated by Manchester, Stockport and North Western.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
62. NNB239
Manchester 4429, NNB239, one of eighty Daimler CVG6Ks with Metro Cammell H32/28R bodies delivered in 1953/4, seen here in Parker Street, was the first Manchester bus to be spray painted, being so treated in February 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 19 January 1958, Parker Street, Manchester
63. NNB223
Manchester 4413, NNB223, a Daimler CVG6 with Metro-Cammell H32/28R body, new in 1954
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1964, Manchester Piccadilly
64. NNB256
Manchester 4446, NNB256, Daimler CVG6K - Metro Cammell H32/28R. This was one of a batch of 90, the last ten of which had lightweight Metro Cammell Orion bodies. They were the first Manchester buses with concealed radiators and all passed to Selnec in 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
65. NNB264
Unusual working in Manchester Piccadilly with traffic in both directions on the left of the board due to road works. Traffic on the left would be to/from London Road whilst on the right would be to Portland Street. 4454, NNB264, a 1954 Metro Cammell H32/28R bodied Daimler CVG6 passes on its way to Southern Cemetery.
Photo taken Sunday 16 February 1958, Manchester Piccadilly
66. NNB284
Manchester 4474, NNB284, Daimler CVG6K - Metro Cammell H32/28R at Stockport (Hazel Grove) on the route thence to Manchester (Picaddilly) operated jointly with Stockport Corporation. A Standard Vanguard passes by and a Burlingham bodied half-cab coach creeps into the background. New in 1954 this bus passed to Selnec in 1969 along with the other eighty-nine in the batch.
Photo taken Thursday 10 October 1957, Stockport (Hazel Grove)
67. NNB296
Manchester 4486, NNB296, on Portland Street on 8th August 1970 on a 63 to Altrincham. This small batch of ten Daimlers were Manchester's first Orion body variants.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Portland Street, Manchester
68. ONE708
Manchester 1308, ONE708, BUT9612T with Burlingham H33/28R body, new in 1955, followed by an Ashton trolleybus
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Portland Street, Manchester
69. ONE720
A worried looking conductor eyes the overhead as Manchester 1320, ONE720, turns the corner from London Road to Portland Street obstructed by a lorry carrying out roadworks. The Burlingham H32/28R bodied BUT 9612T was new in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 12 January 1958, Portland Street, Manchester
70. ONE722
Manchester 1322, ONE722, BUT9612T with Burlingham H32/28R body, new in 1955.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965
71. ONE744
Preserved Manchester trolleybus 1344, ONE744, a BUT9612T with Burlingham H32/28R bodywork awaits its next turn of duty. In keeping with Manchester's policy of supporting local firms whenever possible, the chassis of this batch were assembled at Crossley's Stockport factory. Their Burlingham bodies were, of course, built at Blackpool whilst Ashton's eight similar trolleys carried bodies built by Bond at Wythenshawe.
Photo taken Saturday 27 July 2013, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
72. ONE744
Manchester Corporation 1955 Burlingham H32/28R bodied BUT 9612T 1344, ONE744, at the Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum.
Photo taken Saturday 30 July 2011, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
73. ONE744
The bamboo pole in action!! Manchester Corporation 1955 Burlingham H32/28R bodied BUT 9612T 1344, ONE744, at the Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum having it's trolley head rewired. The head had dewired at low speed so fortunately it didn't cause any damage to the overhead.
Photo taken Saturday 30 July 2011, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
74. ONE744
Preserved ex-Manchester trolley 1344, ONE744, a BUT 9612T with Burlingham H32/28R body, new in 1955 and withdrawn in 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 10 July 2005, East Anglia Transport Museum at Carlton Colville
75. ONE747
Manchester 1347, ONE747, one of sixty-two BUT 9612T trolleybuses with Burlingham H32/28R bodywork delivered in 1955/56 seen in Portland Street on a short working journey on route 212.
Photo taken Sunday 23 February 1958, Portland Street, Manchester
76. PND498
Manchester 4498, PND498, Daimler CVG5K / Metro Cammell H36/28R in Piccadilly Bus Station. Twenty Orion bodied Daimlers were delivered in 1955 and here 4498 is seen when two months old operating on route 12 to Flixton, a service operated jointly with North Western Road Car Co.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
77. NNB134
At the air terminal at the Royal Exchange, St. Ann's Square is Manchester 34, NNB134, one of the three Burlingham RC41F bodied Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tigers waiting for passengers for the Channel Islands.
Photo taken Monday 26 May 1958, St. Ann's Square, Manchester
78. NNB135
At the air terminal at the Royal Exchange, St. Ann's Square is Manchester 35, NNB135, the last of the three Burlingham RC41F bodied Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tigers waiting for passengers for the Channel Islands.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, St. Ann's Square, Manchester
79. NNB137
Manchester 37, NNB137, Leyland PSUC1/1T with Burlingham RC41F body in St. Ann's Square awaiting departure to Paris although the waiting passenger doesn't seem to be very excited about it.!
Photo taken Wednesday 2 October 1957, St. Ann's Square, Manchester
80. NNB137
Manchester 37, NNB137, a Leyland PSUC1/1T Tiger Cub, tipping the scales at 7 tons 7 cwt, waits outside the air terminal at the Royal Exchange in St. Ann's Square for passengers for a B.E.A. service to Dublin.
Photo taken Saturday 24 May 1958, St. Ann's Square, Manchester
81. ONE733
Manchester 1333, ONE733 alongside 3762, BND762C, the first a BUT/Burlingham trolleybus near the end of its days, the other a Leyland Atlantean with Metro-Cammell H43/33F body
Photo taken probably 31 May 1966, Stevenson Square, Manchester
82. PND420
Former Manchester Corporation 3420, PND420, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Metro-Cammell Orion H36/30R body, new in 1956.
Photo taken 1973, Ashton Bus Station
83. PND443
Manchester 3443, PND443, seen in George Street, Manchester was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Metro-Cammell H36/28R body. The construction of the shelters as part of the new bus station has just started on the island between 3443 and the Stockport PD2.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 January 1958, George Street, Manchester
84. PND445
Manchester 3445, PND445, Leyland PD2/12 - Metro Cammell H36/28R in Rochdale on the service from Manchester (Stevenson Square) operated jointly with Rochdale. Just four months old when this was taken, 3445 was from the batch of 60 Orion bodied vehicles delivered in 1956, all surviving to pass to Selnec in 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 1956, Rochdale
85. PND454
Manchester 3454, PND454, Leyland PD2/12 with Metro Cammell H36/28R body in Piccadilly Bus Station. Although the Daimlers delivered in 1954/5 had concealed radiators, Leyland continued to offer exposed radiators preferred by Manchester who took a batch of 60 in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 2 November 1957, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
86. PND460
Manchester dual sourced from Leyland and Daimler in the fifties and sixties. Seen here are 4632, 4632VM, a 1963 MCW bodied Daimler CVG6, one of Manchester's last batch of rear entrance Daimlers and 3460, PND460, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 with MCW body dating from 1956. Both are preserved.
Photo taken 1996, Huddersfield
87. RND547
Manchester 4547, RND547, was one of forty Daimler CVG5K buses with Northern Counties H36/28R bodies delivered in 1956/7. It had been fitted with this home made grill, possibly after accident damage, early in its life.
Photo taken Friday 30 May 1958, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
88. TNA552
Manchester 4552, TNA552, Daimler CVG6K - Burlingham H37/28R at the Manchester/Stockport boundary designated Levenshulme (Lloyd Road) if coming from Manchester or Stockport (Crossley Road) if working from Stockport! Making its first journey in passenger service on a short working (hence the 'x' suffix to the route number) to Heaton Chapel of the joint Manchester/Stockport route from Picaddilly to Hazel Grove.
Photo taken Saturday 23 November 1957, Manchester/Stockport boundary
89. NNB137
Continental Pioneer, Richmond NNB137 was a Leyland PSUC1/1T Tiger Cub new as Manchester 37 which had been acquired in January 1969 along with sister vehicle NNB138. It had a Burlingham RC41F body and in addition to the front destination displays these were fitted with low level displays on the neaarside.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1971, Aylesbury
90. NNB137
A rear view of Continental Pioneer, Richmond NNB137 which was a Leyland PSUC1/1T Tiger Cub new as Manchester 37 and which had been acquired in January 1969 along with sister vehicle NNB 138. It had a Burlingham RC41F body and in addition to the front destination displays these were fitted with low level displays on the neaarside and the rear.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1971, Aylesbury
91. NNB137
An interior view from the 'upper deck' of Continental Pioneer, Richmond NNB137 which was a Leyland PSUC1/1T Tiger Cub new as Manchester 37 and which had been acquired in January 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1971, Aylesbury
92. NNB137
Continental Pioneer, Richmond NNB137 was a Leyland PSUC1/1T Tiger Cub new as Manchester 37 which had been acquired in January 1969 along with sister vehicle NNB138. It had a Burlingham RC41F body.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1971, Rushden
93. NNB137
A view of Continental Pioneer, Richmond NNB137 showing the nearside destination blinds. NNB137 was a Leyland PSUC1/1T Tiger Cub new as Manchester 37 which had been acquired in January 1969 along with sister vehicle NNB 138. It had a Burlingham RC41F body.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1971, Rushden
94. NNB137
An interior view showing the driving position of Continental Pioneer, Richmond NNB137 which was a Leyland PSUC1/1T Tiger Cub new as Manchester 37 and which had been acquired in January 1969. The red switch on the arm on the left of the steering column controlled the two-speed rear axle, the instructions for its use being visible on the right adjacent to the ash tray.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1971, Aylesbury
95. NNB137
An interior view showing the 'upper deck' of Continental Pioneer, Richmond NNB137 which was a Leyland PSUC1/1T Tiger Cub new as Manchester 37 and which had been acquired in January 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 1971, Aylesbury
96. TNA497
Manchester 3497, TNA497, seen in George Street, Manchester was a Leyland PD2/40 with a Burlingham H37/28R body new in February 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 16 February 1958, George Street, Manchester
97. TNA499
Manchester 3499, TNA499, seen in George Street, Manchester was a Leyland PD2/40 with a Burlingham H37/28R body new in February 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 16 February 1958, George Street, Manchester
98. TNA511
Manchester 3511, TNA511, a Leyland PD2/40 with Burlingham H37/28R body, new in 1958
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Central Manchester
99. TNA576
Manchester bought both Leyland and Daimler chassis in the fifties. Seen here in 1970 in its SELNEC Central livery is 4576, TNA576, a 1958 Daimler CVG6 with the very upright Burlingham body specified by Manchester.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1973, Manchester
100. UNB521
Manchester 3521, UNB521, seen in Cannon Street Bus Station on the 17 service to Rochdale was the first of an order for 110 Leyland PD2/40s with Metro Cammell H37/28R bodies to a special Manchester design with the upright front. The last ten of the order were changed to be Atlanteans 3621-3630.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 October 1958, Cannon Street Bus Station, Manchester
101. UNB524
UNB524, a Leyland PD2/40 with Metro-Cammell H37/28R body, new in 1958 to Manchester fleet no. 3524
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 2012, Worthing Bus Rally
102. UNB524
Manchester bought many MCW bodied Leyland Titan PD2s in the fifties and early sixties. 3524, UNB524, dates from 1958 and is a Leyland Titan PD2/40. Manchester were keen to get the maximum number of passengers on each bus and specified this very upright style of bodywork which was unique to them.
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2009, Chatsworth
103. UNB524
Preserved former Manchester 3524, UNB524, Leyland PD2/40 with MCCW H37/28R body, new in October 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 26 June 2005, at totally Transport, Blackpool
104. UNB543
Manchester 3543, UNB543, new in 1958, a Leyland PD2/40 with Metro Cammell H37/28R body seen in Lower Mosley Street outside Manchester (L.M.S.) in May 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester
105. UXJ241
Albion Aberdonian 41, UXJ241, of Manchester is seen in the then new Chorlton Street Bus Station. B42F bodywork was provided by Seddon for this 1958 delivery.
Photo taken Tuesday 20 May 1958, Chorlton Street Bus Station
106. UNB587
Manchester 3587, UNB587, seen about to turn right from Cannon Street into Corporation Street, to travel northbound, was one of an order for 110 Leyland PD2/40s with Metro Cammell H37/28R bodies to a special Manchester design with the upright front. The last ten of the order were changed to be Atlanteans 3621-3630. This part of Cannon Street was the continuation eastwards from the bus station.
Photo taken Sunday 1 March 1959, Cannon Street, Manchester
107. UNB588
Manchester 3588, UNB588, seen in Cannon Street was one of an order for 110 Leyland PD2/40s with Metro Cammell H37/28R bodies to a special Manchester design with the upright front. The last ten of the order were changed to be Atlanteans 3621-3630.
Photo taken Sunday 1 March 1959, Cannon Street, Manchester
108. UNB626
Manchester 3626, UNB626, was from the first batch of ten Leyland PDR1/1 Atlanteans with Metro-Cammell H44/33F bodies delivered to Manchester in December 1959 and entering service in April 1960. It is seen here at Greenbrow Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester at the terminus of the route from Piccadilly.
Photo taken Saturday 30 April 1960, Greenbrow Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester
109. UNB629
UNB629, a 1959 Leyland Atlantean with Metro Cammell H44/33F body, this vehicle is the former Manchester number 3629 from the first batch of Atlanteans for Manchester Corporation Transport Department, commendably repatriated from Kirkland Brothers Omnibus Service, Australia in 1992 for preservation.
Photo taken March 1992, Heaton Park, Manchester
110. UNB629
UNB629, a 1959 Leyland Atlantean, a wonderful restoration back into Manchester Corporation Transport livery, number 3629 from the first batch of Manchester Corporation Atlanteans, this after being repatriated from Australia in 1992.
Photo taken March 1994, Boyle Street, Manchester
111. UNB624
Manchester 3624 and 3939, UNB624 and FXJ320 seen at Barlow Moor Road. 3624 was a relatively new Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with a Metro-Cammell H44/33F body whilst 3939 was a somewhat older Leyland TD5 with a Crossley H28/26R body.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1960, Barlow Moor Road, Manchester
112. UNB629
SELNEC Central 3629, UNB629, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro-Cammell H43/33F body, new to Manchester Corporation in 1960.
Photo taken March 1972, Albert Square, Manchester
113. 9856NA
I thought it might be worth illustrating the use of Parker Street Bus Station on a destination blind well after you would have expected it to stop. SELNEC PD2 5688, 88ETU, originally 88 in the SHMD fleet, is in Hyde bus station in September 1972 working a service which only commenced operation well after it became known as Piccadilly, the 208 being a service to the overspill estate at Hattersley as shown by Manchester PD2 3656, 9856NA, heading the other way.
Photo taken Friday 1 September 1972, Hyde Bus Station
114. 3654NE
Manchester Corporation 54, 3654NE, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/12 with Park Royal C36F body built in 1962 with another of the same batch behind, photographed on a damp August day.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Manchester Picadilly
115. 3658NE
Manchester 58, 3658NE, a Leyland PSUC1/12 Tiger Cub with Park Royal DP38D body in Airport livery at Cannon Street.
Photo taken Thursday 29 October 1964, Cannon Street, Manchester
116. 4594NE
Manchester Corporation 4594, 4594NE, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6 with Metro-Cammell H43/33F body new in 1962
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Manchester Piccadilly
117. 4632VM
Preserved Manchester 4632, 4632VM, a Daimler CVG6DD with MCCW H37/28R body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 14 October 2006, Museum of Transport, Manchester
118. 4632VM
Manchester dual sourced from Leyland and Daimler in the fifties and sixties. Seen here are 4632, 4632VM, a 1963 MCW bodied Daimler CVG6, one of Manchester's last batch of rear entrance Daimlers and 3460, PND460, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 with MCW body dating from 1956. Both are preserved.
Photo taken 1996, Huddersfield
119. 4651VM
On the left, North Western 653, FDB653, a 1956 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Weymann 'Hermes' B44F body and on the right, Manchester Corporation 4651, 4651VM, a 1963 Daimler CCG6 with Metro Cammell 'Orion' H65R body.
Photo taken Wednesday 11 December 1968, Woodford
120. 3705VM
Seen in Cannon Street Bus Station is Manchester 3705, 3705VM, a Leyland PD2/37 with a Metro Cammell H37/28R body new in April 1964. The batch was fitted with a modified version of the Cave-Brown-Cave heating system as evidenced by the grills beside the destination blind. This batch, 3696-3720, were the last rear entrance vehicles delivered to Manchester, 3720 entering service in June 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 29 October 1964, Cannon Street Bus Station, Manchester
121. 3706VM
GMT 3706, 3706VM, a 1964 Leyland PD2/37/Metro Cammell ex-Manchester 3706.
Photo taken Friday 16 May 1980, Ashton Bus Station
122. 3715VM
Manchester 3715, 3715VM, a Leyland PD2/37 with MCCW H37/28R body, new in 1964, and part of Manchester's last batch, 25 in all, of conventional rear entrance double deckers.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Manchester Piccadilly
123. 3720VM
SELNEC Central Bus Co. 3720, 3720VM, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 with Metro Cammell H37/28R body, new to Manchester Corporation in 1964.
Photo taken 1973, Pendleton
124. ANA679B
Manchester 4679, ANA679B, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with MCCW H43/33F body, new in 1964, seen in the rain in August 1965 - note the waiting mother and daughter
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Manchester Piccadilly
125. ANF161B
ANF161B was a Leyland Panther Cub with Park Royal B43D body new to Manchester in 1964. It is seen here in Wakefield Bus Station whilst operating for Cooper Brothers, South Kirkby, one of the partners in the United Services.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Wakefield Bus Station
126. ANF162B
Manchester 62, ANF162B, a Park Royal bodied Leyland Panther Cub seen on test in Leyland before delivery.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 October 1964, Leyland
127. BND868C
Manchester Corporation 68, BND868C, a Leyland Panther Cub PSRC1/1 with Park Royal B43D body new in 1964
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Manchester Piccadilly
128. BND762C
Manchester 1333, ONE733 alongside 3762, BND762C, the first a BUT/Burlingham trolleybus near the end of its days, the other a Leyland Atlantean with Metro-Cammell H43/33F body
Photo taken probably 31 May 1966, Stevenson Square, Manchester
129. BND874C
Manchester Corporation Leyland Panther Cub 74, BND874C, with Park Royal 43 seat dual door bodywork, new in 1965.
Photo taken July 1999, Rochdale Town Hall
130. BND874C
Manchester were early purchasers of the rear engined Leyland Panther and its smaller brother the appropriately named Panther Cub. 74, BND874C, is a 1965 Leyland Panther Cub PSRC1/1 with Park Royal bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, Rowsley
131. GND87E
Manchester Corporation Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R 87, GND87E, with MCW B40D bodywork, new in 1967. Note the coin-in-slot symbol for one-man operation (as it then was called) using turnstiles and Autoslot machines.
Photo taken Monday 29 April 1968, Brookdale Park, Newton Heath
132. HVM901F
Ten years seperate these two Leylands but they look light years apart in styling and concept. Nearest the camera is Barrow 170, CEO957, a 1958 Leyland Titan PD2/40 with Park Royal bodywork. The Leyland Atlantean is Manchester 1001, HVM901F, a 1968 model with the prototype Mancunian body for one man operation.
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2011, Stagecoach Morecambe Depot open day
133. HVM901F
Manchester Corporation 1001, HVM901F, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Park Royal H45/28D body, new in March 1968. HVM901F has been preserved.
Photo taken Errwood Road, Levenshulme
134. HVM901F
Manchester Corporation pionered purpose built one man operated double deckers. The first of their "Mancunians" entered service in 1968. 1001, HVM901F, is a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Park Royal body.
Photo taken Saturday 31 October 2009, Boyle Street Manchester
135. HVM901F
Providing an interesting contrast with the Cravens bodied RT is this shot of the upper deck of Manchester 1001, HVM901F, the first of the dual door Mancunians to enter service. The translucent roof panel was a trade mark of Ralph Bennet who designed the bus. This Leyland Atlantean was the template for many such buses built by many body builders in the seventies. It dates from 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 7 December 2013, Boyle Street, Manchester
136. HVM907F
After a time as General Manager at Bolton, Ralph Bennett moved to a similar position with Manchester and this resulted in orders for forty-eight Daimler Fleetlines and forty-eight Leyland Atlanteans with Park Royal bodies of a most attractive and impressive style which resurrected the name "Mancunian" previously used for a pre-war Crossley double deck model. This view of 1007, HVM907F, taken in Cannon Street bus station in Manchester, shows the rear end of one of the PDR1/1 Atlanteans with H45/28D bodies new in April 1968.
Photo taken Thursday 13 August 1970, Cannon Street Bus Station, Manchester
137. LNA259G
Following the initial batch of Mancunians on Leyland Atlantean chassis, Manchester's followed up with a mix of Atlanteans and Daimler Fleetlines with similar bodywork. Seen in Manchester Piccadilly bus station is Fleetline 2059, LNA259G, dating from 1969. It is still in Manchester livery but is devoid of insignia following the advent of the PTE.
Photo taken 1970, Manchester Piccadilly
138. LNA289G
Manchester 2089, LNA289G, a Daimler CRG6LX Fleetline with a Park Royal H47/28D body was seen in Parker Street bus station in Manchester.
Photo taken Saturday 12 April 1969, Parker Street Bus Station, Manchester
139. NNB584H
Selnec 2125, NNB584H, a Daimler CRG6LXB with Park Royal 'Mancunian' H47/28D body was one of forty-four which were new between December 1969 and February 1970. They were all delivered new to SELNEC but in Manchester livery with fleetname and coat-of-arms.
Photo taken Thursday 13 August 1970, Manchester
140.
Municipal Coat of Arms - Manchester on Leyland PDR1/2 BND763C.
Photo taken Thursday 13 August 1970