SCT '61 Photo Index
North Western
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1. JA2459
JA2459 was an A.E.C. 662 Regal new in March 1932 to Howe, Stockport with a Duple C28F body. It passed to North Western, Stockport as number 170 in 1935 and in 1939 it passed to Claribel, Ardwick, Manchester.
2. JA2222
North Western RC 622, JA2222, a Dennis Lancet built in 1934 with Eastern Counties OC DP31R bodywork.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
3. JA2251
North Western RC 651, JA2251, a Dennis Ace built in 1934 with Eastern Counties OC DP20F bodywork, one of a batch of four.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
4. JA5528
This is JA5528, North Western 728, dating from June 1936 a Bristol JO5G originally with Eastern Counties (4218) B31R body but rebodied by Brush B31R in 1946. It is part of the Quantock Heritage collection.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 2015, Private site near Wiveliscombe
5. AJA105
North Western Road Car Co. Ltd. 1938 Bristol L5G with 1950 Burlingham B35R body. Fleet no. 353, AJA105.
Photo taken Summer 1959, Broken Cross, Macclesfield
6. AJA118
Preserved North Western 364, AJA118, a 1938 Bristol L5G, rebodied by Burlingham in 1950 (and also given a post war style radiator).
Photo taken May 1998, Manchester Museum of Transport
7. AJA118
North Western 364, AJA118, a Bristol L5G, delivered in 1938 as no. 918 with ECOC B35R body. Rebuilt and rebodied in 1950 with a Burlingham B35R body. Withdrawn in 1963, purchased by Mike Goodwyn in 1964 and preserved.
Photo taken Summer 1959, Parsonage Road, Ladybarn, Manchester
8. AJA118
Preserved North Western 364, AJA118, a 1938 Bristol L5G, rebodied by Burlingham in 1950, has already featured on SCT61, is seen here at the High Tor Hotel, Matlock which was owned by the Goodwin family and where Michael gave me permission to photograph his bus which he was working on at the time
Photo taken 1970, High Tor Hotel, Matlock
9. AJA132
Preserved North Western 372, AJA132, a 1938 Bristol L5G, rebodied by Burlingham in 1950 (and also given a post war style radiator).
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
10. AJA139
Seen in the Bus Station in Matlock is North Western, Stockport 375, AJA139, which was a Bristol L5G with a Burlingham B35R body.
Photo taken Saturday 20 February 1960, Matlock Bus Station
11. JA7717
North Western 401, JA7717, seen here in Parker Street, Manchester was the second of sixty-four Bristol K5Gs new in 1938/9 with ECW L23/24R bodies. It was, along with the others rebodied in 1951 by Willowbrook with the L27/26R body seen here.
Photo taken Sunday 19 January 1958, Parker Street, Manchester
12. JA7722
North Western 406, JA7722, seen at Manchester L.M.S. on the X60 service to Blackpool, was one of sixty-four Bristol K5Gs new in 1938/9 with Eastern Coachworks L23/24R bodies. All were rebodied in 1951/2 with Willowbrook L27/26R bodies.
Photo taken Friday 15 April 1960, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
13. JA7727
North Western 411, JA7727, is a 1938 Bristol K5G, with a 1951 Willowbrook L27/26R body.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Hague Bar Road, New Mills
14. JA7747
The former North Western 336, JA7747, is a Bristol L5G from 1938 but carrying a 1950 Burlingham B35R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 February 1964, Wakefield
15. JA7752
North Western, Stockport 339, JA7752, a Bristol L5G is seen in Piccadilly Bus Station in Manchester. It had been new in 1938 as number 852 with an Eastern Coachworks B31R body but is seen here with the Burlingham B35R body fitted in 1950 at which time it was renumbered to 339.
Photo taken Saturday 25 January 1958, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
16. JA7787
North Western 415, JA7787, awaiting departure at Glossop (Norfolk Arms Hotel) during the late 1950's. It was a Bristol K5G, new in 1938 with fleet number 887 and an ECW body but in 1951 it was rebodied by Willowbrook and renumbered.
Photo taken late 1950s, Norfolk Arms Hotel, Glossop
17. JA7793
North Western 421, JA7793, is a 1938 Bristol K5G with a 1951 Willowbrook L27/26R body. Also withdrawn by the time the Ian Allan ABC was published in 1964, it carries the version of the livery with the cream roof.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Hague Bar Road near New Mills, Cheshire
18. JA7795
Two North Western Road Car Company buses from different eras, 423, JA7795, a Bristol K5G with Willowbrook L27/28R body, delivered new in 1938 as Fleet No 895 originally with an ECW body but was rebodied in 1951/2. It was not withdrawn until 1965.
Photo taken c. 1961, Mersey Square, Stockport
19. AJA132
North Western ran both pre and post war Bristol L saloons. One of the 1939 batch 372, AJA132, a Bristol L5G with Burlingham body built in 1950 approaches Kirkby Stephen station in 2007.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, near Kirkby Stephen Station
20. AJA152
Preserved North Western 432, AJA152, a 1939 Bristol K5G with Willowbrook body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 2008, Manchester Museum of Transport
21. AJA152
North Western bought this Bristol K6G in 1939. 432, AJA152, originally carried ECW bodywork but following the second world war it was rebodied in 1951 by Willowbrook to give a further 15 years of service, finally being withdrawn in 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
22. AJA163
AJA163 was a Bristol K5G originally new in 1939 with an ECW L23/24R (later upseated to L27/24R) body as North Western R.C.C. 963. It was rebodied by Willowbrook as L27/26R in 1951 and was renumbered 443.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 June 1971, Premises of North's (dealer), Sherburn-in-Elmet
23. AJA182
North Western, Stockport 462, AJA182 was a Bristol K5G with a Willowbrook L27/26R body, one of forty new in 1939.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 October 1957, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
24. JA7723
Worth, Enstone JA7723 was a Bristol K5G dating from 1939 which had been rebodied in 1951 with this Willowbrook L27/26R body when it was with the North Western Road Car Company in Stockport and is seen leaving Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford.
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1961, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
25. JA7792
This Bristol K5G with a Willowbrook L27/26R body, which was fitted as a replacement in 1951, is seen in the approach road to Chorlton Street Bus Station, Manchester.
Photo taken Sunday 26 January 1958, Chorlton Street Bus Station, Manchester
26. BJA133
North Western 14, BJA133, was a Guy Arab II fitted with a Strachan L27/28R body when new in 1943. It was rebodied in 1950 with the Willowbrook L27/26R body it is seen with here at Manchester (L.M.S.).
Photo taken Saturday 24 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
27. BJA185
North Western 29, BJA185, is a 1943 Guy Arab II 5LW from 1943 but carrying a 1950 Willowbrook L27/26R body.
Photo taken Wednesday 27 May 1959, Hague Bar Road, New Mills
28. BJA423
North Western BJA423, fleet number 829 (later 268) is a Bristol L5G from 1946 but carrying a 1952 Willowbrook B38R body.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1959, Daw Bank, Stockport
29. BJA425
Preserved North Western 270, BJA425, a 1946 Bristol L5G with Willowbrook body
Photo taken Saturday 17 May 2008, Manchester Museum of Transport
30. BJA429
North Western, Stockport 273, BJA429, a Bristol L5G with a Willowbrook B38R body is seen in Stockport on the parking area behind Mersey Square.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 June 1961, behind Mersey Square, Stockport
31. BJA446
North Western Road Car Co. Ltd. 146E, ex 146, BJA446. A Bristol L5G new in 1946 and training vehicle from September 1958.
Photo taken early to mid 1960s, Charles Street Depot, Stockport
32. CDB177
Former North Western 177, CDB177 was a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R bodywork, new in 1947 and withdrawn in 1960, the year this photo was taken at Frank Cowley's premises at Salford.
Photo taken Saturday 30 April 1960, Harding Street, Salford
33. CDB224
Preserved ex-North Western 224, CDB224 a Leyland PD2/1 with Leyland L53R body, new in 1947, now privately owned but part of the Manchester Museum of Transport collection.
Photo taken Saturday 4 November 1995
34. CDB224
Firmly wedded to Bristol chassis prior to the second world war, North Western bought Leylands in the immediate post war period. Seen here is 224, CDB224, a 1947 all Leyland Titan PD2/1 with lowbridge bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Chatsworth
35. CDB224
North Western R.C.C. 224, CDB224, a Leyland Titan PD2/1 with Leyland L27/26R body, new in 1947.
Photo taken early 1970, NWRCC Depot, Charles Street, Stockport
36. CDB217
North Western 217, CDB217, a Leyland PD1A with ECW L27/26R body, one of ten delivered in 1948, in Manchester (Parker Street).
Photo taken Sunday 19 January 1958, Parker Street, Manchester
37. CDB221
North Western 221, CDB221, a Leyland PD1A with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body, one of ten new in 1948, is seen in Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester during the time the bus station was being rebuilt.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 October 1957, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
38. CDB224
Two views of North Western Road Car 224, CDB224, a 1948 Leyland Titan PD2/1 with a Leyland L27/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 February 2019, Manchester Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Manchester
39. CDB242
North Western 242, CDB242, a Leyland PD2/1 with a Leyland L27/26R body is seen in Parker Street, Manchester with the dome of the Ryland's building in Piccadilly showing above the roof. It was one of eight such vehicles, 237-244, new in 1949, a further six, 245-250, having Leyland L27/22RD bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 19 January 1958, Parker Street, Manchester
40. CDB206
North Western 206, CDB206, a 1950 Weymann bodied Bristol L5G, one of the last Bristols bought by North Western until the late 1960s when they became available on the open market again.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, Kirkby Stephen
41. CDB206
Looking as new is CDB206, North Western 206, a 1950 Bristol L5G with Weymann B35R body, part of the Roger Burdett collection
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, private site near Coventry
42. DDB297
North Western, Stockport 303, DDB297, was a Bristol L5G with a Weymann B35R body, new in 1950, and is seen in the Bus Station in Matlock.
Photo taken Saturday 20 February 1960, Matlock Bus Station
43. EDB320
New in 1950 this was numerically the last Bristol L5G delivered to North Western and 320, EDB320 is seen on a wet day on the Tyne-Tees-Mersey service about to leave Manchester L.M.S. for a short working to Leeds. It had a Weymann B35R body and survived until 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 31 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
44. EDB322
North Western 395, EDB322, was one of the first two Atkinson passenger chassis to be placed in service and was an Alpha with Weymann B42R bodywork. It is seen on a slightly misty day at the Urmston garage of the operator.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Urmston Garage
45. EDB324
North Western had two Leyland HR44/96S Olympics and the second of them 397, EDB324, with Weymann B44F body is seen in the part of Manchester L.M.S. used for the longer distance services which was on the southern side of Great Bridgewater Street opposite the other part of the bus station.
Photo taken Thursday 18 August 1955, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
46. EDB324
One of two Leyland HR44/96S Olympics with Weymann B44F bodies in the North Western fleet, 397, EDB324, new in 1951, loads in Manchester (L.M.S.) for the service to Barnsley.
Photo taken Saturday 31 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
47. EDB325
North Western Road Car Company 464, EDB325, was a 1952 Leyland PD2/10 with Leyland L27/26R body ordered by an unknown independent operator but delivered to North Western when the original order was cancelled.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, adjacent to Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
48. EDB325
North Western, Stockport 464, EDB325, a Leyland PD2/10 with a Leyland L27/28R body, new in 1952, is seen in Mersey Square, Stockport.
Photo taken Saturday 3 May 1958, Mersey Square, Stockport
49. FDB500
FDB500, North Western 500, was the first of the Atkinsons delivered in 1952 following delivery in 1951 of the first two Atkinson passenger chassis to be placed in service - 394/5, EDB321/2. This one has a Weymann B42R body on its Atkinson Alpha BPM746H chassis and is seen on the 27 service to Buxton in this shot at Manchester L.M.S.
Photo taken Saturday 24 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
50. FDB512
Seen in Eccles on a short working on the service to Levenshulme is North Western 512, FDB512, one of two Willowbrook B44R bodied Atkinson Alpha chassis delivered in 1952 and entering service in 1953 after being exhibited at the 1952 Commercial Motor Show.
Photo taken Saturday 10 January 1959, Eccles
51. FDB601
North Western 601, FDB601, in the all cream livery, was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Leyland C41C body which was seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
52. FDB602
North Western 602, FDB602, one of fifteen Leyland C41C bodied Royal Tigers new in 1952, was caught in Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford whilst working as a duplicate vehicle on the X12 service Bradford - Halifax - Oldham - Manchester which was operated jointly with Yorkshire Woollen District.
Photo taken Sunday 13 May 1956, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
53. FDB602
North Western 602, FDB602, was the third of ten Leyland C41C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tigers delivered in 1952. It is seen leaving the stand at Moor Lane bus station, Bolton whilst working the Manchester - Blackpool X60 service in one of the many liveries carried by this batch.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 March 1960, Moor Lane Bus Station, Bolton
54. FDB605
Jervis, Wellington FDB605, a Leyland PSU1/15 with Leyland C41C body, new 1952.
Photo taken c.1964, East Park Road, Wolverhampton
55. FDB606
Resting in Rhyl on a day excursion, North Western Road Car 606, FDB606, a 1952 all Leyland product, PSU1/15 chassis with C41C bodywork.
Photo taken late 1950s, Crosville Coach Station, Crescent Road, Rhyl
56. FDB609
Londonderry & Lough Swilly UI9514, a 1952 Leyland PSU1/15 with Leyland C41C body was new to North Western Road Car Co., no. 609, FDB609.
Photo taken July 1964, Letterkenny Bus Station
57. FDB531
Showing 4 Derby Infirmary as a destination, North Western Road Car FDB531, a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with a Weymann B44F new to NWRC as no 531 in 6/53 sits in the layover area of Derby Bus Station on a wet Sunday afternoon between 2.30 and 3.30.
Photo taken c.1962-63, Derby Bus Station layover area
58. FDB548
Seen at Parker Street in Manchester is North Western 548, FDB548, a Weymann B44F bodied Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger, one of thirty-six such vehicles delivered in 1953.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 January 1958, Parker Street, Manchester
59. FDB553
North Western Road Car Company 553, FDB553, a 1953 Leyland PD2/12 with Weymann L27/26R body, one of six, seen adjacent to Manchester (L.M.S.) awaits duty on the X60 service to Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1959, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
60. 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
61. FDB555
North Western 555, FDB555, a Weymann L27/26R bodied Leyland PD2/12 new in 1953, was the subject of experiments and a modified front was fitted when it was, in May 1959, fitted with a Ruston and Hornsby air cooled engine in place of its Leyland O600, a type which was refitted in 1965.
Photo taken Thursday 7 April 1960, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
62. FDB555
North Western 555, FDB555, was one of six Leyland PD2/12s with Weymann L27/26R bodies new in 1953. In May 1959 it was fitted with a Ruston & Hornsby air-cooled engine in place of the Leyland O/600 and this photo shows it with the front originally fitted after the conversion. It is seen here entering Lower Mosley Street Bus Station in Manchester for a trip on the X60 service to Blackpool followed by a Ribble Leyland bodied Royal Tiger on similar duties.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
63. FJA612
Originally North Western, Stockport 612, FJA612, a Leyland PSU1/15 with a Leyland C41C body, passed to Clark, Dumfries in July 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 1963
64. FJA615
New in April 1953 as North Western 615, FJA615 became Silcox, Pembroke Dock 63 in 1962. It was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Leyland C41C body.
Photo taken Friday 3 July 1970, Depot, London Road, Pembroke Dock
65. FDB525
Captured at rest in Matlock Bus Station, North Western FDB525 Royal Tiger/Weymann B44F alongside LDB743 AEC Reliance with Weymann C41F body
Photo taken Saturday 2 September 1967, Matlock Bus Station
66. FDB563
AA Motor Services FDB563, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 built in 1954 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Irvine Depot
67. FDB580
Lough Swilly 51, FZP387, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 built in 1954 with Weyman B44F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
68. FDB580
North Western, Stockport 580, FDB580, was one of twenty Weymann B44F bodied Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cubs new in 1955, which was seen in Piccadilly Bus Station with the old shelters visible.
Photo taken Sunday 19 January 1958, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
69. FDB582
North Western, Stockport 582, FDB582, was a Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cub with a Weymann B44F body and is seen on the approach to the goods yard of Leeds Central Station, opposite the West Yorkshire Coach Station in Wellington Street, Leeds.
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 1955, near Leeds Central Station
70. HCK464
North Western Training Bus T1, HCK464, a Leyland Titan PD2/13 with Metro-Cammell H33/28RD body, new in 1955 to Ribble as its 1383.
Photo taken late 1971, North Western Depot, Charles Street, Stockport
71. HJA621
Seen in Altrincham Bus Station is North Western 621, HJA621, one of ten A.E.C. MU3RA Reliances with Burlingham B44F bodies new in 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 7 February 1959, Altrincham Bus Station
72. KDB636?
Crown Square, Matlock, with what might be North Western 636, a Leyland Tiger Cub, just too far away to identify positively.
Photo taken Saturday 2 September 1967, Crown Square, Matlock, Derbyshire
73. KDB647
New in April 1956 as North Western, Stockport 647, KDB647 was one of three (KDB 647/8/56) acquired by Silcox, Pembroke Dock in April 1969.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Silcox Garage, Pembroke Dock
74. KDB647
Archway Motors, Shifnal, KDB647, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 built in 1956 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1977, Bridgnorth
75. KDB653
On the left, North Western 653, KDB653, 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, Chester Road, Woodford
76. KDB660
North Western Road Car Company 660, KDB660, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Weymann B44F body, built in 1956.
Photo taken 1966, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
77. KDB662
North Western Road Car Co. 662, KDB662, a Leyland Titan PD2/21 with Weymann Orion L30/28RD body, new in 1956. It was withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken August 1969, near Lymm, Cheshire
78. KDB669
Left to right, all parked in the sun, in Blackpool, three from North Western 669, KDB669, a 1956 Weymann bodied PD2/21, then 816, RDB816, a 1960 East Lancs bodied Dennis Loline and third 879, RDB879, a 1962 Alexander bodied Dennis Loline III. The fourth is LUT 1961 Northern Counties bodied Guy Arab IV 70, 510VTB. Busy route the X60.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1964, Blackpool
79. KDB669
Seen in Piccadilly Bus Station, alongside the old shelters, is North Western 669, KDB669, a Leyland PD2/21, one of ten new in 1956, with a Weymann L30/28RD body.
Photo taken Sunday 19 January 1958, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
80. KDB670
North Western 670, KDB670, a Leyland PD2/21 with Weymann L30/28RD body, new in 1956. It was withdrawn 4 years after this picture was taken, in 1969.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
81. KDB670
North Western 670, KDB670, a 1956 Leyland Titan PD2/21 with lowbridge Weymann body.
Photo taken 1969, off Wood Street, Stockport
82. KDB696
North Western were denied access to Bristol chassis after the second world war and turned to Leyland for saloons after being told they could not buy Atkinsons by the BET federation. This Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1, 696, KDB696, has a Weymann body and dates from 1956 Seen at the 2009 Chatsworth rally it carries an appropriate destination as North Western had a strong presence in the Peak District of Derbyshire
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2009, Chatsworth
83. KDB699
North Western 699, KDB699, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1T built in 1956/7 with Weymann B44F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Macclesfield Bus Station
84. KDB688
Acquired in July 1970 from North Western, Stockport 688, KDB688 was a Leyland PSUC1/1T Tiger Cub with a Weymann B44F body new in 1957, which is displaying a Leyland Leopard badge, and was West Wales, Tycroes 62, being seen at their garage.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Garage, Tycroes
85. KDB696
Preserved ex-North Western 696, KDB696, a Leyland PSUC1/1 with Weymann B44F body, new in 1957
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 2007, Duxford
86. LDB718
Six Albion MR11L Aberdonians with Weymann B42F bodies were delivered to North Western, Stockport in 1957 and 718, LDB718, is seen in Piccadilly Bus Station prior to working to Macclesfield on route 30.
Photo taken Sunday 19 January 1958, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
87. LDB739
Matlock Bus Station where Midland General met North Western, witness this immaculate Lodekka 518JRA on the E3 service with the BET owned North Western LDB739, AEC Reliance with Weymann DP43F, by now converted to pay as you enter.
Photo taken Saturday 2 September 1967, Matlock Bus Station
88. LDB743
Captured at rest in Matlock Bus Station, North Western FDB525 Royal Tiger/Weymann B44F alongside LDB743 AEC Reliance with Weymann C41F body
Photo taken Saturday 2 September 1967, Matlock Bus Station
89. LDB744
A line up at Victoria Coach Station of North Western vehicles. 744, LDB744, was an A.E.C. MU3RA Reliance with a Weymann Fanfare C41F body; 836, RDB836, an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with an Alexander C41F body and 768, LDB768, a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with Willowbrook DP41F body.
Photo taken Monday 22 May 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
90. LDB752
North Western 752, LDB752, an AEC Reliance AH470 2MU3RA built in 1958/9 with Willowbrook DP43F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Macclesfield Bus Station
91. LDB754
Crosville SAA987, LDB754, a 1958 former North Western (754) AEC Reliance MU3RA with Willowbrook DP43F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 16 August 1975, Great Moor, Stockport
92. LDB774
North Western Road Car Company 774, LDB774, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Willowbrook DP41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 2 May 1959, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
93. LDB783
North Western 783, LDB783, seen in Chorlton Street Bus Station in Manchester was a Leyland PSUC1/1 with a Willowbrook DP43F body.
Photo taken Saturday 2 April 1960, Chorlton Street Bus Station, Manchester
94.
A collection of North Western Road Car Company Ltd. buses parked on Daw Bank, behind Mersey Square, Stockport.
Photo taken early 1969, Daw Bank, behind Mersey Square, Stockport
95.
North Western Road Car Company Ltd. driver Chas. Hagan, Oldham Depot, and an unknown conductress at Blackpool.
Photo taken Blackpool
96. LDB796
Preserved North Western 796, LDB796, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Willowbrook DP43F body, new in 1960
Photo taken Saturday 17 May 2008, Manchester Museum of Transport
97. LDB796
North Western 796, LDB796, a 1960 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Willowbrook dual purpose 43 seat body. North Western's smart and unusual dual purpose livery is carried
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 2011, Marine Road, Morecambe
98. LDB796
With the last of the winter snow visible on the Pennines, North Western 796, LDB796, a 1960 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Willowbrook dual purpose 43 seat bodywork speeds through Kirkby Stephen while attending the 2010 Kirkby Stephen Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 2010, Kirkby Stephen
99. RDB805
North Western RC 805, RDB805, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built 1960 with Willowbrook DP43F bodywork. Waiting to depart on service 134 to Northwich
Photo taken June 1970, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
100. RDB814
North Western Road Car 814, RDB814, Denns Loline II with East Lancs H39/32F bodywork, new in 1960
Photo taken July 1970, off Wood Street, Stockport
101. RDB814
North Western Road Car Co. 891, RDB891, a Dennis Loline III with Alexander body, and 814, RDB814, a Dennis Loline II with East Lancashire body. In the background, another Loline II and an AEC Renown.
Photo taken 1969, Mersey Square, Stockport
102. RDB817
North Western 817, RDB817, a Dennis Loline (0600 engine) with East Lancs H39/32F bodywork would have been almost brand new in this 1960 image taken on Hague Bar Road, New Mills.
Photo taken Monday 1 August 1960, Hague Bar Road, New Mills
103. RDB820
North Western bought fifteen Dennis Loline IIs with East Lancs H39/32F bodies in 1960 numbered 812-826 (RDB 812-826).
Photo taken Sunday 18 August 1974, Middle Walk North Promenade, Blackpool
104. RDB842
North Western 842, RDB842. an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Alexander 41 seat body new in 1961.
Photo taken July 1961, side road near London Victoria Coach Station
105. RDB846
Preserved former North Western 846, RDB846, a AEC Reliance with Alexander C41F body, new in 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
106. RDB846
North Western were one of the first English operators to buy large quantities of Alexander bodywork. This AEC Reliance 2MU3RA dates from 1961. The body is of design supplied in large numbers to the Scottish Bus Group. (846, RDB846)
Photo taken Saturday 28 May 2011, Stagecoach Morecambe Depot
107. RDB847
Malta FBY674, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Ciantar bodywork from 1989.
Photo taken Thursday 19 May 2011, Valletta Bus Station, Malta
108. RDB847
Malta FBY674, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1961 with later B45F bodywork by Ciantar.
Photo taken Thursday 19 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
109. RDB848
North Western RC 848, RDB848, an A E C Reliance AH470 2MU3RA built in 1961 with Alexander DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
110. RDB860
Malta DBY369, an AEC Reliance built in 1961 with Spiteri B45F bodywork from 1974.
Photo taken Monday 16 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
111. RDB860
North Western 860, RDB860, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook DP43F body new in 1961. It ended up in Malta where it gained a new local body.
Photo taken Tuesday 31 May 1966, below Wellington Road South, Stockport
112. RDB863
Purple Motors of Bethesda RDB863, a 1961 AEC Reliance with Willowbrook B43F body, new to North Western as 863. I never could work out why they were called Purple Motors.
Photo taken June 1980, Depot, Bethesda
113. RDB882
Black Prince of Leeds bought this Dennis Loline with Alexander bodywork in 1973, originally 882, RDB882, in the North Western fleet and dated from 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1974, Lower Wortley, Leeds
114. RDB884
SELNEC Cheshire 884, RDB884, a Dennis Loline III with Alexander H39/32F body, new to North Western RCC (884) in 1961.
Photo taken April 1973, Stockport
115. RDB885
SELNEC 885, RDB885, a Dennis Loline III built in 1961 with Alexander H39/29F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Daw Bank depot, Stockport
116. RDB886
This Dennis Loline III RDB886 with Alexander body was delivered new to North Western Road Car Company in 1961 as their number 886. The bus was allocated to Wilmslow Depot for most of it's life before joining the newly formed SELNEC Cheshire.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1966, Rex Cinema, Alderley Road, Wilmslow
117. RDB887
Another North Western Dennis Loline III with Alexander body, 887, RDB887, is seen working the Manchester Macclesfield route. This was the 1620 hours from Wilmslow to Macclesfield on Saturday 10th September 1966
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1966, Rex Cinema, Alderley Road, Wilmslow
118. RDB890
Wilson of Carnwath RDB890, a Dennis Loline III built in 1961 with Alexander H39/32F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, Carnwath
119. RDB899
North Western 899, RDB899, a Dennis Loline III built 1961/2 with Alexander H39/32F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Macclesfield Bus Station
120. RDB877
North Western Road Car Company 877, RDB877, was a Dennis Loline III with Alexander H39/32F bodywork.
Photo taken 1969, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
121. RDB893
SELNEC Cheshire 893, RDB893, a Dennis Loline III with Alexander H39/32F body, new to North Western R.C.C. in 1962.
Photo taken 1973, Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester
122. RDB895
SELNEC Cheshire 895, RDB895, a Dennis Loline III with Alexander H39/32F body, new to North Western R.C.C. (895) in 1962. Overtaking is the same operator's 283, KJA283F, a Bristol RESL6G with Marshall B45F body new to NWRCC (283) in 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 1973, Station Road/Harrop Green Lane, Diggle
123. RDB898
Crosville DEG403, RDB898, a Dennis Loline III with Alexander H39/32F body, new to North Western R.C.C. (898) in 1962.
Photo taken 1973, Parker Street Bus Station, Manchester
124. VDB902
Another Dennis Loline III with Alexander body working out of the Macclesfield Depot, 902, VDB902. The batch VDB901-6 were delivered new in 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 September 1966, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield
125. VDB902
VDB902, an Alexander bodied Dennis Loline new to North Western in 1962 seen after transfer to Crosville.
126. VDB907
North Western 907, VDB907, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander DP49F body, the first of North Western's first batch of 36 foot coaches, new in 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
127. VDB907
North Western 907, VDB907, was the first of 36ft long Alexander bodied coaches as a prelude to the introduction of the "Y type" design. Seen at Buxton Market place on the trans-peak service from Derby to Manchester.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Buxton Market Place
128. VDB910
Paton Bros VDB910, a Leyland PSU3/3RT with Alexander DP49F bodywork which was new to North Western in March 1962 as their 910, stands in dazzling sunshine in the yard at Renfrew Ferry. Patons acquired it in November 1975 and withdrew it in October 1977.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
129. VDB910
GMT 910, VDB910 a 1962 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander C49F body originally North Western 910.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 April 1975, Woodsmoor Lane, Stockport
130. VDB915
In 1976 Ensign loaned two Leyland Leopards to Southend, both being painted in Southend colours and numbered 205, VDB915 (seen here) and 204, 432FXX. 205 was an Alexander DP bodied example ex North Western Road Car, seen here in Mountdale Gardens, Leigh, outside St Christophers School, on a school contract.
Photo taken Wednesday 18 February 1976, St. Christophers School, Mountdale Gardens, Leigh
131. VDB915
Loaned to Southend by Ensign, and numbered 205, VDB915, which is seen arriving at Wembley Stadium, had been new in May 1962 as North Western, Stockport 915. It was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with an Alexander C49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1976, Wembley Stadium
132. VDB962
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is VDB962, a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama C49F body, which had been new in December 1962 as North Western, Stockport 962.
Photo taken Sunday 29 March 1970, London Victoria Coach Station
133. VDB963
Although passing from North Western, Stockport 963 to Crosville, Chester CLL918 in January 1972, VDB963, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was still in North Western livery and carrying fleet number 963.
Photo taken Monday 3 April 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
134. VDB963
A nearside view of Crosville, Chester CLL918. Although passing from North Western, Stockport 963 to Crosville, Chester CLL918 in January 1972, VDB963, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was still in North Western livery and carrying fleet number 963.
Photo taken Monday 3 April 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
135. VDB922
All North Western and parked in the depressingly sad Mersey Square, Stockport.
Photo taken June 1965, Mersey Square, Stockport
136. VDB928
Two North Western single deckers for the price of one in this 1966 photograph. 679, KDB679, a Leyland PSUC1/1T with Weymann body passes 928, VDB928, a AEC Reliance with Willowbrook body in Macclesfield in 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 September 1966, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield
137. VDB930
Berresfords purchased five of these AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Willowbrook bodywork. Two of these, VDB925 and VDB930 were B53F and came from GM Buses 925 or in the case of VDB930 Trent 373.
Photo taken 1980, Hanley Bus Station
138. VDB938
North Western 938, VDB938, an AEC Reliance AH590 2U3RA built in 1963 with Willowbrook DP51F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
139. VDB940
Not the best of images, but Berresfords VDB940 a former North Western via GM Buses (940) Willowbrook DP51F bodied AEC Reliance 2U3RA is seen outside the depot of the associated Byrnes of Leek depot.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Byrnes Depot, Leek
140. VDB943
Three of the AEC Reliance 2U3RA Willowbrook saloons that came from GM buses and Trent had DP51F bodywork. VDB943 came from GM buses and is seen at Cheddleton depot with Bedford YRQ Duple C45F.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
141. VDB944
SELNEC PTE 944, VDB944, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built 1963 with Willowbrook DP51F bodywork. Photographed on what appears to be an MUFC charter, this had been new to North Western RCC.
Photo taken April 1974, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station
142. VDB947
Ashways VDB947, a 1963 AEC Reliance 2U3RA/Willowbrook DP51F originally North Western 947.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1978, Y Frith, Rhyl
143. VDB952
Pictured at Falkirk(?) before delivery is North Western R C C Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Alexander C49F body built in 1963. As was usual with Alexander official views, the registration number of new vehicles was not shown, perhaps because the company had yet to register it. 952 became VDB952.
Photo taken 1963, Falkirk?
144. VDB954
Orpington & District VDB954, a Leyland PSU3/3RT with Alexander bodywork new in 1963 to North Western as their 954
Photo taken Green St. Green, Orpington
145. VDB959
GMT 959, VDB959 a 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT/Alexander Y-type C49F, originally North Western 959.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1975, Blackpool Coach Park
146. VDB964
Ex North Western 964, VDB964. New in 1963 this AEC Renown has been bodied by Park Royal and is seen in Crosville colours
Photo taken 1971, Northwich
147. VDB973
North Western bought batches of AEC Renowns in the sixties - one such was 973, VDB973, dating from 1963. In 1972 the company was split between SELNEC PTE Crosville and Trent, 963 became DAA508 in the Crosville fleet and is seen at Northwich depot in 1978
Photo taken 1978, Northwich
148. VDB974
Crosville DAA509, VDB 974, an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H42/32F body, new to North Western (974) in 1963, passing SELNEC Cheshire 929, VDB 929, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Willowbrook B53F body, new to North Western (929) in 1963.
Photo taken 1972, Parker Street Bus Station, Manchester
149. VDB981
Crosville DAA516, VDB981, a 1963 AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H42/32F bodywork originally North Western 981
Photo taken Saturday 15 September 1973, Mann Island, Liverpool
150. YJA10
North Western Road Car Co. Ltd. Fleetline no. 10, YJA10 of 1963.
Photo taken Spring 1966, Moss Rose, Macclesfield
151. AJA117B
GMT 1917, AJA117B, a 1964 AEC Renown/Park Royal H42/30F originally North Western 117.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1977, Mossley Road Garage, Ashton
152. AJA118B
AJA118B, seen here at Wembley with Blatchly (t/a Contractus), Stevenage, was the first of four A.E.C. 3B3RA Renowns with Park Royal H42/30F bodies (AJA 118/26/8/9B) acquired from G.M.P.T.E 1918/26/8/9 in January 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1976, Wembley
153. AJA120B
North Western 120, AJA120B, an AEC Renown with Park Royal H42/30F, new in November 1964.
Photo taken 1967, off Wood Street, Stockport
154. AJA132B
North Western Road Car Company 132, AJA132B, a Bedford VAL14 with unusual low-height Strachan B52F bodywork, built in 1964 and withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken 1966, Stamford New Road, Altrincham
155. AJA132B
Former North Western 132, AJA132B, a Bedford VAL14 with unusual low-height Strachan B52F bodywork, one of 10 built in 1964 and withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken London Trafalgar Square
156. AJA132B
Recorded by Baker as being ex-Tanners International, Banbury, AJA132B, a Bedford VAL14 with a Strachan B52F body seen at the Bordon premises of E.J. Baker (dealer) had been new as North Western 132 and was withdrawn by them in 1971, with no disposal seemingly recorded beyond Cowley (dealer), Salford.
Photo taken Sunday 26 November 1978, Bordon
157. AJA132B
North Western 132, AJA132B, a Bedford VAL14 with a Strachans B52F body was seen in Warrington.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Bold Street, Warrington
158. AJA132B
A rear view of North Western 132, AJA132B, a Bedford VAL14 with a Strachans B52F body which was seen in Arpley Bus Station, Warrington.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
159. AJA134B
Rigby's, Patricroft AJA134B a 1964 Bedford VAL14/Strachans B52F originally North Western 134. Rigby's operated a couple of these for several years, seen at their depot surrounded by some other vehicles of interest.
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1973, Rigby's depot, off Liverpool Rd, Patricroft
160. AJA136B
North Western, Stockport 136, AJA136B, a Strachans B52F bodied Bedford VAL14 is seen in Altrincham.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1965, Stamford New Road, Altrincham
161. AJA144B
Crosville L322, AJA144B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1964 with Alexander Y bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, just inside Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
162. AJA149B
Yorkshire Traction 1231, XHE231, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook C47F body, new in 1962 and alongside North Western 149, AJA149B, another Leyland Leopard but this time an Alexander C49F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
163. DDB167C
SELNEC Cheshire 167, DDB167C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/31F body, new to North Western (167) in 1965.
Photo taken early 1972, North Western/SELNEC Cheshire Headquarters, Stockport
164. DDB170C
North Western 170, DDB170C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/31F body which had entered service a few weeks before this picture was taken in August 1965
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1965, Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester
165. DDB171C
GMT 4171, DDB171C, a 1965 Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetline, ex-North Western 171. One of several ex-NW Fleetlines transferred to Birchfields Rd, presumably as part of a plan to spread buses unsuitable for OMO (like this one) between depots.
Photo taken Saturday 26 February 1977, Wellington Road South, Stockport
166. DDB172C
North Western Road Car Co. Ltd. Daimler Fleetline/Alexander fleet no. 172, DDB172C, new in 1965.
Photo taken Summer 1965, M6 Motorway near Morecambe
167. DDB174C
Preserved North Western 174, DDB174C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/31F body
Photo taken May 1998, Manchester Museum of Transport
168. DDB175C
Daimler Fleetline DDB175C with Walwyns of Maidenhead, originally North Western 175 new in 1965 with an Alexander H44/31F body.
Photo taken 1980, Walwyns Garage, Maidenhead
169. DDB175C
Rear view of Walwyns Daimler Fleetline DDB175C, originally North Western 175.
Photo taken 1980, Walwyns Garage, Maidenhead
170. DDB180C
SELNEC Cheshire 180, DDB180C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX built 1965 with Alexander D H44/31F bodywork. This former North Western RC vehicle was seen parked next to a largely unaltered compatriot, 11 YJA11 from 1963.
Photo taken April 1973, near Mersey Square, Stockport
171. DDB186C
North Western bought a number of Daimlers in the early part of the 1960's, the first since 1927. The picture shows 186, DDB186C, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander body working out of Stockport Depot.
Photo taken Friday 9 September 1966, Wellington Road South, Stockport
172. DDB188C
GMT 3730, BND730C a 1965 Leyland PDR1/2 with Metro-Cammell H43/32F bodywork originally Manchester 3730, 5015, 115JBU Leyland Tiger Cub - 1965 despite the registration? with Pennine B41D bodywork originally Oldham 115 and 4188, DDB188C a 1965 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander H44/31F bodywork, originally North Western 188 and one of those that had a wide window pillar towards the rear downstairs for an experimental heating/ventilation system.
Photo taken Wednesday 17 May 1978, Charles Street depot, Stockport
173. FJA193D
Delivered to North Western as their 193, FJA193D, this 1966 Daimler Fleetline with Alexander body is seen when in the Crosville fleet, DDG306, after North Western was split up in 1972.
Photo taken 1976, Northwich Bus Station
174. FJA207D
GMT 4207, FJA207D a 1966 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX/Alexander H44/31F originally North Western 207.
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1979, Greengate, Salford
175. FJA212D
NWRCC 212, FJA212D, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/31 bodywork new in 1966 was heading for Newhey on the 2 route from Manchester with quite a full load.
Photo taken Friday 16 October 1970, junction Burnley Lane and Broadway Chadderton, Oldham
176. FJA218D
North Western 218, FJA218D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1966 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork, operating the X97 to Newcastle.
Photo taken February 1969, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
177. FJA226D
Hants & Dorset, Bournemouth 3002, FJA226D, a Leyland PSU4/4R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander C41F body, the second of five new in May 1966, is seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 16 June 1973, London Victoria Coach Station
178. JDB240E
North Western Road Car Co. 240, JDB240E, was a Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard with an Alexander C49F body new in 1967 which was seen in Coventry about to leave on the service to Manchester.
Photo taken Saturday 28 October 1967, Coventry
179. JDB240E
Not quite what it seems. North Western 240, JDB240E, was a Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard with Alexander C49F body new in 1967.
Photo taken Monday 2 June 1980, Independent's Low Fold Garage, Horsforth
180. JDB249F
Crosville DDG314 and DDG313 (JDB249F/FJA214D) former North Western (249/214) 1966/67 Daimler Fleetlines with Alexander H44/31F bodywork, separated by one of the VRs which eventually ousted them from Macclesfield depot.
Photo taken Saturday 9 June 1979, Crosville Depot, Macclesfield
181. KJA259F
North Western 259, KJA259F, a Leyland PSU4/4R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander III C36F body seen leaving Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 22 May 1971, Wembley Stadium
182. KJA269F
North Western RC 269, KJA269F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1967 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, Four in Hand Cafe, Newcastle under Lyme
183. KJA271F
Berresfords former North Western/SELNEC RESL6G/Marshall B43F presumably 271, KJA271F, plus a former Rochdale/SELNEC AEC Swift/Pennine of the 34-37 batch
Photo taken Thursday 20 January 1983, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
184. KJA257F
North Western, Stockport 257, KJA257F, was a Leyland PSU4/4R Leopard with a Duple Northern Commander III C41F body new in January 1968, which has arrived in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 March 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
185. KJA259F
North Western 259, KJA259F, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R / Duple Northern C41F of 1968.
Photo taken 1973, Battersea Wharf
186. KJA282F
GMT 282, KJA282F, a 1968 Bristol RESL6G/Marshall, ex North Western 282
Photo taken Friday 6 October 1978, Dean Row, Wilmslow
187. KJA285F
GMT 285, KJA285F a 1968 Bristol RESL6G with Marshall B45F body originally North Western 285.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1981, Daw Bank garage, Stockport
188. KJA287F
When North Western were split three ways in the early nineteen seventies all of the undertakings involved received buses from the North Western fleet. This Bristol RESL6G with Marshall body dating from 1968 was 287 KJA287F in the North Western fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 September 1977, Daw Bank, Stockport
189. KJA290F
GMT 290, KJA290F, a 1968 Bristol RESL/Marshall, ex North Western 290
Photo taken Saturday 12 July 1980, Hazel Grove Station, Stockport
190. KJA297G
North Western RCC 297, KJA297G, a Bristol RESL6G with Marshall B43F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken late 1971, North Western Garage, Stockport
191. KJA299G
Preserved North Western 299, KJA299G, a a Marshall B43F-bodied Bristol RESL, new in September 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 2008, North West Transport Museum, St. Helens
192. KJA309G
Crosville SRG232, KJA309G a 1968 Bristol RESL6G/Marshall B43F originally North Western 309.
Photo taken Saturday 16 August 1975, Altrincham
193. NJA316H
North Western 316, NJA316H, a 1969 Bristol RELL6G with dual purpose Alexander body was taken into the GMT fleet when North Western disappeared. It is seen here in use in Wigan in 1976.
Photo taken 1976, Wigan Central Station
194. NJA325H
North Western 325, NJA325H, a 1969 Bristol RELL6G with Alexander body alongside 654, KDB654, a 1956 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Weymann body.
Photo taken 1971, off Wood Street, Stockport
195. NJA327H
SELNEC Cheshire 327, NJA327H, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1969 with Alexander Y B49F bodywork and new as North Western 327.
Photo taken April 1973, off Wood Street, Stockport
196. NJA319H
GMT 319, NJA319H, a 1970 Bristol RELL6G/Alexander B49F originally North Western 319.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 December 1982, Woodsmoor Lane/Flowery Field, Woodsmoor, Stockport
197. SJA347J
North Western bought several batches of Bristol RELLs when they became available on the open market. The penultimate batch which came in 1971 carried ECW bodywork with a special low roof line to enable them to pass under the Bridgewater Canal on the Warrington to Altringham service. 374, SJA374J, became SRL239 in the Crosville fleet and is seen at Warrington.
Photo taken 1978, Warrington Bus Station
198. SJA382K
North Western had a long history of operating Bristol chassis. It was appropriate therefore that the last vehicles delivered to the company before it was split between GMT Trent and Crosville were a batch of Bristol RELL6L (Leyland engine) with ECW bodywork delivered in 1971, such as 382, SJA382K seen here.
Photo taken Saturday 31 October 2009, Manchester Museum of Transport
199. SJA411K
North Western, Stockport 411, SJA411K, was a Leyland PSU3B/4R Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F body, seen in Victoria Coach Station, and was one of five new in August/September 1971.
Photo taken Monday 27 December 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
200. SLA378J
In 1971 North Western took delivery of a batch of 9 Bristol RELL6L's numbered 373 to 381 registered SJA373-381J with modified roof profiles to fit under the canal bridge at Dunham Massey. These buses replaced the famous Bedford VAL's pictured elsewhere on the site.
Photo taken Tuesday 24 January 1978, Altrincham Bus Station
201. AJA402L
Slightly too new for the site really but we can bring the photos from the WRS archive of the North Western fleet to a conclusion with an image of Greater Manchester Buses 1402 AJA402L one of a batch of 25 Bristol VRT with ECW H43/32F bodywork that were on order at the time of the takeover.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1983, Stockport Bus Station
202. AJA421L
Ordered by North Western but delivered to SELNEC after they took over the Stockport based operation was this Bristol VRT/SL2/6LX with ECW bodywork, AJA421L. It is seen in service with committed Bristol afficianado Silcox of Pembroke Dock.
Photo taken Sunday 9 August 1992, Tenby