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A pair of unidentified former Oldham Corporation Crossley SD42 single deckers with Roe B32F bodies, dumped awaiting eventual breaking in the top corner of Autospares' premises on the hilltop above Bingley one late afternoon in the winter of 1970.
Also close by at the time, amongst many other derelict specimens, were two trolleybuses - one ex-Nottingham and one ex-Hull. Unfortunately Hull Corporation had stipulated that none of their former vehicles could be sold on for preservation, so sadly none survived. One of the proprietors once told me that they didn't really want to buy buses to scrap because there was too much effort involved breaking them, and that they only bought them if they could be had really cheaply. They would hold onto them for years sometimes until the price of scrap metals went up. Their favoured vehicles were always ex-military commercials, and the quarry usually had a goodly selection of Mighty Antars and Nubian crash tenders and the like.
Photo taken by John Stringer, Early 1970, Autospares' premises, in a quarry above Bingley
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