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and withdrawn in 1920.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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If you want to check out the rest of my private collection of old Haslingden Bus photos, please click here

if you want to see photos of Haslingden's old 11CTB during its private renovations by Mr. William Read and Mr. Bert Kay and also the photos of it being filmed by LOOK NORTH, click here . Thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom for allowing this Mr. William Read memorabilia collection to be offered for public view...

If you want to check out my private collection of old Rawtenstall Bus photos, please click here then when page opens, select page and then go to top left hand corner of page and click again for 100% size.

If you want to check out my private collection of old Ramsbottom Bus photos, please click here then when page opens, select page and then go to top left hand corner of page and click again for 100% size.

Peter Fisher has kindly sent me the following history of Rawtenstall Corporation Buses and other Rossendale Transports click here then when page opens, select page and go to top left hand corner of page and click again for 100% size...