Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Haslingden's Earliest Buses......


Here is a couple of photos of Haslingden's very first bus No.1 (B2113), which operated a regular service between Haslingden and Helmshore 1907-1908...the bus was a Leyland “X” type 35 H.P.18 seat body (originally 20 inc. seats against driver). In service to Helmshore 12/11/07
Last Ran Sat 24/7/09 and later Converted to Tower Wagon...

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And here on the left is Haslingden's second bus which is registration No.B3455 and this was a 12 str which came into service in 1919
and withdrawn in 1920. On the right
is the third in the fleet reg no: TB
2518 Austin/Barnes 22 seater.
In Service 1920 to 1929..

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And here on the left is TC8566 Parked up outside of Helmshore Station.On the right is TD4047, No.2 a 32 seater GUY converted to 30 seat in 1931. Worked on the Helmshore Route 1925-1933....




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MOST OF THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS ARE FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION AND ARE STILL AWAITING TITLES WHICH WILL BE PUT ON SOON, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER.









































































































































































Old Rossendale Tram which for many years was seen at the front of SPOUT HOUSE.
The tram is currently in the Manchester Transport Museum where it is being renovated.
If you choose to check out their site you will see lots of photographs of the same tram (before restoration)

The following photo's are showing different stages of the RENOVATION OF HASLINGDEN'S 11 CTB which is now in a private collection
(Mr. Reads photos are kindly shared to us by Jackie Ramsbottom)
still awaiting titles (in due course)




































Now here are more from my private collection for the Rawtenstall Corporation Buses (note some of Rammy buses maybe mixed in - also all titles need to be uploaded in due course.




















































































































And finally I am putting on my Ramsbottom Collection of photos