Oldham had a distinctive and quite attractive design of Roe body fitted to most of their Atlanteans. This photograph was taken in quite early SELNEC days and it was, at that time, quite unusual to see four buses in the new orange and white livery.
What was not unusual in Oldham was the Stardrops advert on the staircase panel, a feature that would have been even more ubiquitous if so many of the fleet weren't fitted with Roe bodies featuring the distinctive staircase window.
5142 was new in 1966 as Oldham 142, GBU142D, and was a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 Mark II with Roe H43/34F body. Apart from livery (it was new in pommard and devon cream) it is in original condition. Many lost their front ventilators even at this early date. It carries the green Southern flash and the gold (Manchester style) fleet numbers.
Photo taken by David Beilby, Saturday 15 August 1970, Wallshaw Street Garage, Oldham
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