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GMT 5870, HJA970E, a 1967 Leyland PD2/40 ex Stockport 70.
5870 was transferred to Oldham depot in the late 70s in exchange for 5891 which despite being new to Stockport had spent most of its PTE life at Oldham helping with their frequent vehicle crises. The reason for the swap being 5891 was the last rear-entrance bus built for service in the UK (although a Northampton Daimler also claims that title) and it was felt appropriate it should spend its last years in service in the town it was built for. Ironically 5870 was the last PD2 purchased by Stockport!
Photo taken by Michael Keeley, Tuesday 22 April 1980, Grotton Hotel, Grotton, Oldham
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