- Didn’t know it at the time, I like it either, because it is not necessary that all of these magnificent municipal liveries, and there is no doubt, it looked pretty awful when applied to some older types, and if it was heavily weathered.
- I remember, surprised in the autumn of 1974, after I was already the last remaining in service for some time, and I suspected because of the early withdrawal(although many others had, of course, GMT Trainer in orange), it appeared in the then-new darker orange paint.
- One thing that was in SELNEC in his favor, it was something new for you and not for the benefit of any of the previous liveries of each of the constituent operators.
- I think it’s the last vehicles were, perhaps, ever bought from Stockport, and eventually replaced the Crossley on the 33 route before handing over to SELNEC.
- And finally, how nice, a SCTD Crossley-bodied Leyland running around Stockport again after all these years.
- On the window ledge, a series of bus models, some Corgi, some Dinky, some was built by hand, and a mixture of single deckers and front-and rear-engined double-Decker in an array of colors.
- The last thing I’m aware of, were two years, 1966 AEC Regent Vs with front-entrance bodies for Pontypridd Urban District Council in 1966.
- While I understand your feelings about the orange paint, since it will usually sit very well on older buses, I think it fulfilled its political (i.e., neutral) goals, and orange has been very successful is a Synonym for the Manchester area buses for many years.
- As Longwell Green used, the style, in advance of Burlingham finishing double-Decker production, I suppose there must be a record somewhere in a agreement..
The change would have been obvious to anyone living in South Shields or Sunderland, whereas the majority of people in the Newcastle area would be hardly aware that they had changed the paint.
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Living in Manchester I was very aware of the Stockport East Lancs PD2s (and the Crossley PD2s). What was intended as a non-partisan, unifying scheme quickly descended into something that looks like a visual disaster. As the SELNEC a wide range of mixed connective tissue disease managed policy, almost all of the vehicles pulled back, went for scrap (a policy that left large gaps in the area of connective tissue diseases of the vehicles available for preservation), and this also reduces the availability of vehicles from other fleets.. I don’t think any delivery service in orange, but many of the batch got the orange livery for training bus, in which role they ended up being seen all over Manchester. The date of the Longwell Green body as in 1955, and I took it to a PD2 at first glance, but the registry, EBX, was published in March 1948. There was a division of opinions in the Stockport transport Committee about the Leopard pattern seems. At that time you had not expected, that the back stairs of double-Decker until the end of the 1970s, due to the slow flow rate from the Leyland group, so a scheme is required to cover any types of. From conversations with people, the excellent goods in the works and camp in the 1960s, the facilities, but no repeat order was made as Stockport’s manager, Eric Baxter,was wanted by the retirement in 1962, and start a fleet renewal policy with a vehicle before he went
- This was soon changed to the correct 5922.) The renumbering was carried out, from memory, in early 1971 so I your guess is 1970.
- I actually quite like the original orange and white and some of the buses looked good, the Mancunians and Selnec Standards, especially so.
- Apart from the English Electric body, pre-war Tiger, and the war-Guy Arabs (in this example, Stockport is not a choice), the fleet of Leyland and Crossley body has been traditionally.
- Looking back forty years on, it was light years ahead of the ghastly insipid adopted systems of all other PTEs and NBC, and was a real trend-setter.
- While I was there to be another reason, revealed in an article at the appropriate time, I asked Tony what they were.
- You got a standardized fleet of reliable vehicles and operating a profitable organization even if the majority of their vehicles were operated by two man and they had fleets the advantage of lower residence times, the omo..
- For comparison, there is a photo of my own on this site in almost exactly the same spot at this link.
- The characteristic sound of Crossley, apparently due in no small part to the personality of the managing Director, Arthur Hubble, is the refusal to or learn from customers.
- The people bought what was available to buy in a bid to replace enough vehicles such that the worn through war hardships.
- Stockport wanted to Burlingham, delicate as Baxter admired the Manchester Burlingham bodies delivered from the mid-50s.
- West Midlands got a weakened Birmingham-painting, for example, without the recognition of the other three operators involved.
- He did comment that the traditional layout costs a few pounds more per bus due to the additional masking and lining.
- You seemed to find a market in South Wales at Newport, in particular, the purchase of a lot of (visible radiators) PD2s with their bodies.
- What struck immediately was how well turned out and cared for they were fleet in stark contrast to the Manchester.
These were the first, the a variety of Stockport buses to work from the former SHMD depot in Stalybridge.