SCT '61 Photo Index
Wigan Corporation
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1. EK8867
Wigan Corporation bought this Leyland Tiger TS4 in 1932 with locally built Santus bodywork. It was 81, EK8867, in the Wigan fleet.
Photo taken 1995, Piece Hall, Halifax
2. EK8867
Wigan 81, EK8867, seen at Brighton having taken part in the H.C.V.C. Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1973, Madeira Drive, Brighton
3. EX8867
Wigan 81, EK8867, seen at Brighton having taken part in the H.C.V.C. Rally. The Santus bodied Leyland TS4 was in the early stages of preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, at Madeira Drive, Brighton
4. JP6032
Wigan were firm Leyland buyers from the advent of the TD1 onwards. 34, JP6032, is a 194 Leyland Titan PD1A with Leyland's own lowbridge bodywork, new in 1947
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Pudsey
5. JP6032
Wigan 34, JP6032, a Leyland PD1A with Leyland L27/26R body, new in September 1947.
Photo taken 1974, Huddersfield Station
6. JP6032
The classic lines of the Leyland bodywork. The bus is Wigan 34, JP6032, a 1947 Leyland Titan PD1A. The destination shows one of Wigan's more idiosyncratic destinations.
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 2012, Pudsey
7. AEK503
Widnes 22, AEK503, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 built in 1953 with Leyland H30/26R bodywork, new as Wigan 16.
Photo taken June 1970, St Paul's Road, Widnes
8. AEK506
Six 1953 Leyland PD2/12s with Leyland H30/26R (three) or H33/26R (three) bodies were acquired from Wigan Corporation in 1969 (four) and 1970 (two). Widnes 23, AEK506, one of the 1969 acquisitions with an H30/26R body had been Wigan 93 and is seen in Widnes departing for Halebank.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, St. Paul's Road/Victoria Road, Widnes
9. AEK507
Six 1953 Leyland PD2/12s with Leyland H30/26R (three) or H33/26R (three) bodies were acquired from Wigan Corporation in 1969 (four) and 1970 (two). Widnes 24, AEK507, one of the 1969 acquisitions with an H33/26R body, which had been Wigan 94, is seen leaving the garage in Widnes.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Widnes Garage
10. AEK508
Widnes 25, AEK508, is one of no less than six of these PD2/12s bought by Widnes from Wigan in 1969/70. Their numbering in the Widnes fleet wasn't much less haphazard than at Wigan where fleet numbers of the twelve had ranged from 8 to 99, although the last seven were numbered consecutively.
Photo taken Chester Road, Warrington
11. AEK514
Wigan 101, AEK514, seen in Wigan Market Place, was a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with Northern Counties B43F body new in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 30 November 1957, Wigan Market Place
12. AEK514
Wigan Corporation 101, AEK514, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 with Northern Counties B43F bodywork. Recently restored and seen outside the Manchester Museum of Transport at Boyle Street.
Photo taken Saturday 29 March 2014, Manchester Museum of Transport
13. BJP364
Wigan Corporation 105, BJP364, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 built in 1955 with Northern Counties B43F bodywork. Atlantean NEK1K, new that year, is behind.
Photo taken October 1972, Wigan Central Station
14. CEK841
Wigan Corporation 125, CEK841, a Leyland Titan PD2/30 built in 1956 with Northern Counties H32/26R bodywork.
Photo taken November 1971, Wigan Central Station
15. DJP754
Preserved former Wigan 115, DJP754, a Leyland PD2/30 with Northern Counties H33/28R body, new in 1958
Photo taken Sunday 26 June 2005, Blackpool
16. EJP506
Wigan Corporation 65, EJP506, a 1959 Leyland Titan PD3/2 with Northern Counties bodywork.
Photo taken 16 February 1975, Wigan Market Place
17. GJP16
Wigan 135, GJP16, was a Leyland PD3/2 with Northern Counties H40/30F body new in November 1960, last of six with the usual semi-random fleet numbers resulting from gap filling.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 1973, adjacent to Northern Counties body works, Wigan Lane, Wigan
18. GJP19
Wigan Corporation 144, GJP19, a Leyland Titan PD3/2 with Massey H41/31F body, new in 1960.
Photo taken September 1973, Wigan
19. HEK705
Greater Manchester 3230, HEK705, a Leyland Titan PD3A/2 with Massey H41/29F body still in Wigan colours.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1980, Market Street, Wigan
20. HEK705
For most of their existence Massey produced well rounded bodywork with a very curved outline. Wigan 57, HEK705, a 1961 Leyland Titan PD3A/2 shows that the rear was as equally shapely as the front.
Photo taken Saturday 5 December 2009, Manchester Museum of Transport
21. HEK705
Wigan Corporation 57, HEK705, a 1961 Leyland Titan PD3A/2 with locally built Massey body. After several batches of PD3s, Wigan reverted to the PD2 for its final front engined deliveries in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 31 October 2009, Victoria Station, Manchester
22. HEK705
Wigan Corporation 57, HEK705, a 1961 Leyland Titan PD3A/2 with Massey bodywork
Photo taken Saturday 20 May 2006, Manchester Museum of Transport
23. HJP4
The evening sun glints off of two former Wigan vehicles at the now closed Melverly Street depot in Wigan. Both vehicles are wearing the GMT livery. The double decker is HJP4, a 1961 Leyland Titan PD3A/2 with Massey bodywork that was 49 in the Wigan fleet. The saloon also carries Massey bodywork and is a relatively rare Leyland Panther Cub new to Wigan in 1967 as their 22, EEK1F.
Photo taken Thursday 24 July 1975, Melverley Street Depot, Wigan
24. HJP5
Former Wigan 51, HJP5, was a Leyland PD3A/2 with a Northern Counties H40/30F body dating from 1961. In this view, it is seen working as a promotional bus for Sitges Patronat Municipal de Turisme, bearing the Spanish licence plate B-3640-FP.
Photo taken April 1992, Zaragoza, Spain
25. HJP7
Wigan Corporation's Northern Counties bodied Leyland Titan PD3s had a tall and stately air about them. They also had a similar window layout to Southdowns famous "Queen Marys". The small window was used to allow for equal sized windows on both decks. Seen in Wigan bus station is 70, HJP7, a 1961 example on PD3A/2 chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 25 July 1976, Wigan Bus Station
26. JJP501
Wigan bought relatively few single deckers. Seen here at the Melverly Street depot is 21, JJP501, a 1962 Leyland Tiger Cub with locally built Massey bodywork.
Photo taken Friday 16 May 1975, Melverley Street Depot, Wigan
27. JJP502
Weardale MS JJP502, a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 built in 1962 with Massey H37/27F bodywork. New as Wigan 35, it passed to GMPTE, becoming 3244, and then went to East Staffordshire 8 before arriving at Weardale.
Photo taken April 1981, Stanhope Depot
28. JJP502
After several batches of PD3s Wigan went back to the PD2 for their next deliveries. Seen in central Wigan is 35, JJP502, a 1962 Leyland Titan PD2A/27 with curvacious Massey bodywork.
Photo taken 1975, Wigan
29. JJP503
OK Motor Services JJP503, a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 built in 1962 with Massey H37/27F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Bishop Auckland Market Place
30. KEK739
Berresford purchased nine Leyland Titan PD2A/27 from Greater Manchester in 1975/6 with two different body makes. KEK739 ex GM 3255 had Massey bodywork and is seen at the Cheddleton depot in March 1978.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
31. KEK745
The second bodybuilder from the batch of nine Leyland Titan PD2A/27 Berresfords purchased from GM Buses was Northern Counties whose H37/27F bodywork is seen on KEK745, originally from Wigan and subsequently GM Buses 3265.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
32. KEK748
Wigan Corporation 69, KEK748, a Leyland PD2A/27 with NCME H37/27F body.
Photo taken late 1968, B5238 Wigan Road, New Springs
33. KEK742
Wigan Corporation 45, KEK742, a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 built in 1964 with Massey H37/27F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Wigan Central Station
34. DEK2D
Greater Manchester 3280, DEK2D, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 with Massey H37/27F body new to Wigan in 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1980, Wigan Depot
35. DEK3D
Preserved former Wigan 140, DEK3D, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 with Massey H41/31F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2005, Duxford
36. DEK3D
Wigan switched to exposed radiator PD2s for its last Titan deliveries. This Massey bodied Leyland Titan PD2/37 was new in 1966 as 140, DEK3D in the Wigan fleet.
Photo taken Tuesday 16 October 1979, Warrington Bus Station
37. DEK3D
DEK3D, a 1966 Leyland PD2/37 with Massey body, new to Wigan Corporation one of a batch of three Leyland PD2’s delivered in December 1966, given a fleet No 140. It ran for Wigan Corporation until it was taken over by Greater Manchester PTE in April 1974. At this time 140 was repainted into GMPTE’s orange livery and given fleet No 3281. It ran until the summer of 1983, when it was withdrawn and sold to the Wallace Driver Training School London.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2012, Merthyr Tydfil
38. DEK6E
Wigan bought exposed radiator Leyland Titan PD2s before switching to Atlanteans at the end of the 1960s. The 1967 Titans with Northern Counties would be the last ones bought - seen here is 78, DEK6E, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 with attractive 64 seat Northern Counties bodywork.
Photo taken Friday 19 July 1974, Wigan Bus Station
39. DJP468E
Greater Manchester PTE 1675, DJP468E, a Leyland Panther Cub PSRC1/1 built in 1967 with Massey B43D bodywork. When new it had been no. 20 in the fleet of Wigan.
Photo taken July 1975, Melverley Street Depot, Wigan
40. FEK2F
Greater Manchester 3291, FEK2F, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 with Massey H37/27F body, new to Wigan in 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1980, Wigan Depot
41. FEK3F
Greater Manchester 3292, FEK3F, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 with Massey H37/27F body, new to Wigan in 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1980, Library Street, Wigan
42. FEK4F
Wigan Corporation 28, FEK4F, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 built in 1968 with Massey H37/27F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, South John Street, Liverpool
43. GJP6G
Wigan Corporation Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1A with Northern Counties dual door body, new in 1969 as 161, GJP6G.
Photo taken Summer 1975, Wigan Central Station
44. GJP25J
Wigan bought several batches of Northern Counties bodied Atlanteans prior to becoming part of the Greater Manchester PTE. Seen in Bolton is 97, GJP25J, a 1971 example which would become part of the GMT fleet less than a year later.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Moor Lane Bus Station, Bolton
45. NEK9K
Wigan Corporation Leyland Atlantean AN68/2R 9, NEK9K, carries Northern Counties dual door bodywork and dates from 1972.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2007, Meadowhall, Sheffield