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The unofficial notice in the cab read – dwarfs only! Lancashire United Transport. Thanks Andrew, I have that book and maybe I should have dug it out. I knew I shouldn’t have gone to that firm of opticians!!!!! In belated reply to Roger Cox, LUT’s Arabs did not have 6LX engines. Exact year unknown. The evidence is that initially Oakham wanted a second string supplier for double decker chassis a la Manchester and NCME’s tenders were not always the most competitive. Who would compare Western National with A&D, or Midland Red with Maidstone & District as ‘quality’ companies, and where would we be more likely to hear ‘This job would be all right if it wasn’t for the public.’? Lancashire United Transport (LUT) was a tram, bus and trolleybus operator based at Howe Bridge in Atherton, 10 miles north west of Manchester. They were unusual for a Lancashire based operator in having no PD2’s and had only one batch of PD3’s bought at a time when Guy was having financial difficulties and the Arab was withdrawn from the market for a time. Oct 4, 2020 - Mid 1960's Swinton shopping on Chorley Road. There is a photo of one of the rebodied TS8s with a subsequent owner at www.flickr.com/photos/. They came … The livery shown here is very bus-like, the original livery with "brightwork" was much more coach like. I understand the copy Manchester destination arrangement was the result of a senior manager joining LUT from Manchester sometime in the 1950’s. It is seen here at Bowber Head, near Kirkby Stephen, just outside the Cumbria Classic Coaches Depot. The shed was built slightly to the west of the current Mexborough station on land between the River Don and the River Don Navigation. Coming from Manchester Corporation where he had been Chief Engineer, he was to make a number of changes, the first of which to order 24 Daimler CVG5s which arrived in 1956 with 61 seat Orion bodies. I certainly (as a near 80-year-old) don’t recall smiles and banter as being the norm in those days. Quick links to the  -  Comments Page  -  Contact Page  -  Home Page. It had extensive bus services in a great swathe of industrial Lancashire between Manchester and Liverpool, but it also had a big coach services and tours business. The only bit of dual carriageway in the early days was on the A1 south of Catterick. UK SCRAP LADS. Find the travel options that best suit you. Orions, the interior was equipped to a high standard. By 1951 the underfloor engined single decker was becoming well established especially for coaches where being up to date with ‘fashion’ was more important than for buses. The best examples by far were (again) the Aldershot & District examples which benefited from the lower build and the equal depth of the windows on both decks, and, unlike many (most?) Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Very definitely a great tool for us for on the hardest, longest, busiest one man route the 84. your own Pins on Pinterest Shortlist. The straight inward taper of the body sides gave the result a pin headed appearance exacerbated by the deep lower deck/shallow upper deck windows, and the crudity of the front/rear domes. Find the perfect lancashire united transport stock photo. It was built by the Great Central Railway and opened in 1875. It has a Metropolitan Cammell body, to the H73R layout, and was new in 1961. Press alt + / to open this menu. The 6LW Dennis Lolines of Aldershot & District gave a fleet average of 13.5 mpg, and could turn in almost 16 mpg on the long rural runs, but A&D maintenance was of a very high standard. Is this the same vehicle that was parked up in a garden at Greenodd, near Ulverston, Cumbria for quite while in the 1980s? LUT remained as an independent subsidiary until 1981 when the company was officially wound up and its assets transferred to Greater Manchester Transport. One never heard nicknames for East Kent or Southdown – but Maidstone & District, in the middle, was always ‘Mud ‘n’ Dust’ or ‘Muddle ‘n’ Dawdle’. Nevertheless, MCW had earned a good reputation over the years for its metal bodywork framing, so presumably the Orion held together reasonably well in service. Both these timetables, plus others from 1932 and 1972 including the vehicle/crew diagram for 1972, may be viewed on my Ipernity album covering the ‘Tyne-Tees-Mersey’ subject. [1] The tram system was centred on the towns of Leigh and Atherton in South Lancashire, with lines running towards St Helens, Wigan, Bolton and Salford. There were small batches of Daimlers but when Guy got back on its feet after the Daimler take-over they quickly returned to the Arab and even tried a solitary Guy Wulfrunian. depot. Chris, when Alder Valley was cobbled together by NBC in 1972, control and ‘management’ was concentrated at Reading. Phil, I recall the high backed moulded seats, and I’m sure they had detachable headrests added. The service carries on until 1912. Finding that this has a MCCW body came as a bit of a surprise, too, because almost all the vehicles I’ve ever seen from their fleet (I know, someone’s going to correct me!) Most of my 25 years were spent in the coach side of things where the general focus was on the passenger and the experience they had. Strangely, the current habit of thanking the driver, from descending passengers, seems to have become a pleasant habit(at least in Gloucestershire) and has led to some sort of driver/passenger rapport. No need to register, buy now! Unfamiliar with all the variants on the Orion theme, I don’t know whether this example was significantly lighter than the NCME bodies and therefore chosen to help fuel consumption, as well as for the interesting reason Mike Norris gave: reminding NCME that they weren’t the only fish in the sea! A photo of a line up of some of LUT’s earlier 1936 TS7 batch with Metro-Cammell coachwork may be found here:- www.flickr.com/photos/gmts/16162288018. A route to Blackpool from Oldham, via Manchester and Bolton Browse through Collection Jobs in Swinton, Manchester and start your career today. It was a Yorkshire Woollen car, a DP Reliance, which got into Newcastle ridiculously early because it ran non stop from Leeds. The last Leyland, 657, was the highest fleet number used by LUT as the system started again at 1 with the first of six Plaxton bodied Reliances. [2] The company changed its name in the same year to Lancashire United Transport and Power Company Ltd to reflect the widened range of business activities.[2]. I like Seddon RUs so much I own one… The LUT Arab at Greenodd was 166 I believe, it was painted as a Laurel and Hardy Museum bus and is stored at St Helens Transport Museum presently. Tis second view being of a close-up of the LUT Crest. Photograph and Copy contributed by Pete Davies. Oct 4, 2018 - Lancashire United Transport Depot in Partington Lane, Swinton mid 1960's This was quite a common event when the service car was filled with passengers for Newcastle. Viewed from that angle, but not suggesting for a moment that there weren’t good and bad in all companies, I’d far rather have tried to do business in High Wycombe booking office in the 70s than in Aldershot. They lasted until 1960. The LUT TS Tiger fleet was withdrawn during the 1950s, but three of the 1938 TS8s, CTF 434/5/8, originally fitted with Roe B32F coachwork, were refurbished in 1953 and equipped with full fronted Plaxton FC35F bodies. I was involved in a failed attempt to preserve DTF 269, the body of which was eventually lost to a fire. Within ‘our’ industry we can, and do, wax lyrical about the internal aspects of what we do, but it’s the paying passenger who makes it all possible. With a nifty sidestep from buses to railways, Nick, I wonder if ‘First Great Western’ changed its name to ‘GWR’ because its poor reputation caused it to commonly be nicknamed ‘Worst Great Western!’. Thanks for your comments, Mike. They were mostly Bristol REs with a few Seddons, some had Alexander bodywork with dual doors and all were in the red/grey colour scheme by that time (early 70s). Oct 4, 2018 - This Pin was discovered by John Sumner. Page 59, 797-811, Reliance/Willowbrook, 804 clearly has white head restraints 797 head restraints, not good photo, but maybe not white or just dirty. LGV Cat C Class 2 Driver. I’m going to leave a rebuttal to Roger Cox’s evaluation of ‘Avashot and Riskit versus Thames Valley. The head office was moved to the former Lancashire United office at Bolton Bus Station, and the Horwich base was later closed down, with most buses moving to Bolton. Someone claims to have LOVED the Seddon RU. Is this habit only local or more general elsewhere? We see it at Duxford on 29 September 1996. Home Transport by country Transport in England History of transport in England Historic transport in Lancashire South Lancashire Tramways. This should clarify the issue! I started life with another of the ‘glamour’ companies, Southdown, but even there I once took a service over mid-route and heard an old lady say ‘Oh good. Views: 1,500 Item #: 28969 Taken at the Platt Bridge L.U.T. Page 54, 720-39, Reliance/Weymann, slightly higher backed seats, no head restraint. This was the third and last order for Orion bodies by LUT. Back. Reg. LUT bucked the trend with its coach purchases. 534 RTB past to ETC members Mick Betterton & Syd Eade 8/20. Mercifully, I moved away from Farnborough in 1975, and wasn’t present to witness the continued degeneration in the local public transport scene. Competitive salary; Temporary, part-time; Heywood The Best Connection Group Oldham are looking for an experienced and professional LGV Class 2 driver to join … had Northern Counties bodies. The company status is Active. Regular contributor to this site Neville Mercer, among others, disagrees. I remember LUT single deckers running into Radcliffe Bus Station on the 25 service, I think it was. 534 RTB is a Guy Arab IV from the Lancashire United fleet, once considered by many to be the biggest of the Independents. Sentinels, Atkinson Alphas, Dennis UFs and Seddons and others come to mind, but at the time I found them a bit unappealing in comparison with halfcabs like this magnificent Roe-bodied Guy and the equally superb Leyland PS1 in the next posting. Photo:. Foden bus. This was usually a Northern Willowbrook bodied Tiger Cub or Reliance, or one of North Western’s black tops Reliances. Sincere thanks to all that preserve and maintain Guy Arabs! 28-35: 121-128MTE: Leyland PSUC1/2: 596127/42/54/ 249-50/76/ 315/05: Northern Counties: C41F: 36-39: 826-829MTD: Dennis Loline: 145-48Y1A: Northern Counties: H40/29R: 40: 531RTB: Guy Arab IV: FD74531: Metro - Cammell: H41/32R: 50-57: 141-148NTF : Guy … They did have long service lives however and spent a lot of their time on the long Tyne-Tees-Mersey service which in pre-motorway days must have been an arduous trek. Nov 2, 2020 - This Pin was discovered by Heather. See more Transport jobs in Swinton, Lancashire. Good engine but slow and smokey, be interesting if running today with emissions so high, a dirty … Lancashire United Transport Co. Ltd. 1906 - 1981 8 Farnworth was purchased, bringing with it a route from Farnworth to Bury, and, in 1932, Lancashire United joined the Limited Stop Pool, which worked a service between Liverpool and Newcastle. Buy this image. It’s almost like one of the Hamble locals admitting to have watched ‘Howards Way’. The one on the left seems to be heading back empty to the company's Swinton garage after a morning peak hour duty, while the one on the right is heading for 'Mount Skip' a district of Little Hulton on the outskirts of Salford. 43 was one of three of this batch allocated to Swinton Depot in the early 70’s (of the batch of ten) I have always thought that LUT gave this body order to MCW as a means of keeping NCME’s prices keen, as LUT were making yearly purchases of Arabs. Another of the batch at Atherton, 40 was involved in a pretty bad accident mid sixties and was rebodied by NCME as a front loader. The usual trip was the 8.30 am departure from Newcastle Haymarket which from memory got to Lymm around teatime. The company continued to operate routes in South Lancashire until purchased by Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive in 1976. This 1971 bus No 392 New in 1971DTC 740J was seen close to it's home depot at Swinton and lasted twelve-years. Lancashire United Transport 1954 ... With regard to the Guy Arab IV’s and V’s of the fifties/sixties, a friend of mine drove these, working out of Swinton depot. Mexborough engine shed was an engine shed in Swinton, in South Yorkshire, England. the South Lancashire Tramways network. Greater Manchester Transport Society (GMTS) is the volunteer charity operating the Museum of Transport, which is owned by Transport for Greater Manchester. Swinton depots were highly prized if you got one on any other route, great seat, great driving position, strong engine and good brakes. I wish I’d paid more attention in their day to a number of underfloor single-deckers that are now rarities. This ran via Irlam and Eccles. Many of its routes were lengthy trunk services across what was then South Lancashire. Withdrawn 1969 (542-545, 547-548, 550-551, 553, 562-563), 1970 (546, 549, 552, 554-561). Ozymandias . Hello Pete, Someone has not been keeping up with LUT and their Seddon RU,s! No. Three further TS8s from 1939 were also rebodied by Plaxton in the same way as CTF 434/5/8. Add to these Duple Donnington and NCME bodied Tiger Cubs, Burlingham & Plaxton Derwent AEC Reliances, so waiting for an LUT coach in the 60s was most interesting! If you find a rear view, you will see the body extension. After Alder Valley was formed, from two opposite sides of the fence, one of which always ploughed its own furrow, which of the two management and maintenance regimes dominated? Chris, I’d have said Barton or West Riding. Another example of a somewhat anachronistic purchase by a major operator. The 25 and the 13 service to Whitefield were worked by Swinton depots RE,s in the main, both the Plaxton and the Alexander bodied Bristols were always first choice for these routes ( and the 11 and 17 too) their easy steering (in pre power steering made them so) they were just that little bit more nimble on the estate work around Harper Green. The company was founded in 1905 as Lancashire United Tramways Ltd to assume operation of the South Lancashire Tramways tram system, which had run into financial difficulties. The ‘squared off’ type of font was also used on the destination blinds just the same as Manchester. Company type: Private Limited Company Company number: 07886741 Company status: Dissolved . Thanks for that additional information, Peter. Not wishing to throw a spanner in the works, a study of the "black top AECs" photos in "North Western" volume 2 by Eric Ogden makes interesting viewing. THC, BET. Independent minded Lancashire United Transport didn't always follow the normal flow of things and ordered some Seddon RU's too with rather dated looking flat-fronted Plaxton dual-entrance bodies for one-person operation. After being a Leyland devotee before the war LUT pretty well forsook the make in the postwar era and became mainly wedded to Gardner engined products. In between times, and thereafter, NCME continued to be favoured with orders for bodies and Guy predominated with Daimler later picking up some Fleetline orders which, had the Wulfrunian lived up to its billing, would not have been built. On Neville’s reasoning, it’s Barton. Company Information. Blue Bus took over operation of the Bolton end of Lancashire United in August 2002, acquiring the former Ribble depot, staff, services and several vehicles. My last trip from Lymm was in a Northern F registered Leopard with, I think, a Willowbrook bus body. Discover (and save!) Lurking in the back streets by Victoria Coach Station in 1961 and by then owned by a contractor is former Lancashire United Transport No.116, CTF 425, a Leyland TS8 of 1938 fitted with Roe DP30F bodywork. I always thought LUT was a ‘quality’ operation and although an independent had all the features of a big group company. The Mexborough and Swinton Traction Company was the name adopted by the Mexborough & Swinton Tramways Company in 1929 following the introduction of trolleybuses on all its routes. Guy was the staple manufacturer for double deckers but they also had some late model Arab coaches and single deck buses from Atkinson. 621 likes. David, thanks for confirming that my memory isn’t that faulty, it’s reassuring. These appeared in a revised livery of all over red apart from a single cream band above the lower deck windows, as was soon to appear at MCTD, and with the Manchester style number, via and destination box layout. It had very comfortable coach seating so a smooth journey was ensured. Comment by: Garry on 2nd February 2017 at 20:18 Foden bus with gardner 180 without turbo. Please give us your feedback. By the standards of the various now - defunct trolleybus systems in the United Kingdom, the South Lancashire system The c. Add your article. Richard, I can’t comment on the Northern Willowbrook bodied vehicles’ seats but the North Western bodied Reliances’ headrests were part of the moulded seat frame and were not detachable. Nos. 1956 Yes there is lots in print, especially the Crosville ones, but ours were great. Underfloors obviously met an operational need, making OPO possible and fitting in an extra 4 seats, but they kept the fitters busy. www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater. Don’t get me wrong, I loved our Seddon RU,s but an RE was the master of these routes. Read more. Page 63, 852-871, Reliance/Willowbrook, 864 moulded seats, no head restraints 862 white detachable head restraints retro fitted. Similar vehicle CTF 423 is preserved in the care of the Aire Valley Transport group I was lucky enough to have a ride on it a few years ago It gave a very spirited performance and was a pleasure to sample. Why did Leyland, Daimler and MCW win the front engined vehicle orders from LUT? JUNCTION 16 TRANSPORT DEPOT, 41 WYNNE AVENUE CLIFTON, SWINTON, MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, M27 8FT CLIFTON CUTTING SERVICES LIMITED on the map . – as being an Arab Mk IV with a Mk V. Style of body severely reduced head height in the cab! Happy days. On the subject of the Orion body and its derivatives, I agree with Ian T – they’re horrible. I’m not sure whether people at the pointy end, conductors and later/now drivers, were ever told to project a friendly manner towards their passengers, although I do recall helpfulness towards the frailer members of society and children, like helping them up and down from high rear platforms. Former bus companies of the United Kingdom, Lancashire United Transport (bus company), Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, List of bus operators of the United Kingdom, History of Lancashire United Transport 1905-1981, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lancashire_United_Transport&oldid=954234596, Companies based in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Former bus operators in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom bus operating company stubs, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 May 2020, at 10:35. If the bodies were indeed true lightweights, the buses must have returned nearly 13 mpg. It is a 1951 Guy Arab III with Roe C35F body. I enjoyed these routes as the stretch beyond Ringley was usually quiet and relatively scenic within the bounds of what scenery there was to see in South Lancashire ! Registered Office: Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Manchester M8 8UW. It even managed to obtain examples of the relatively rare Tiger TS11 model during 1940. Posted 3 days ago by The Best Connection Group Ltd. bl49qq Manchester, United Kingdom. Standards didn’t just go downhill, they fell over a cliff. The Summer 1951 timetable shows an 0830 departure from Haymarket and the arrival in Lymm would be 1616. We used the night service once. The batch illustrated by the example above gave LUT a rare distinction of operating Orion bodies on chassis from three of the then major manufacturers. Certainly in rural areas, the closing of the Dormy Sheds was the thin end of a very nasty wedge. I can confirm the arduousness of the X97 in pre motorway days. As with any others of my photos on this site, if you’d like him to e-mail you a copy for your own records, our Editor has my permission to do so. We were regular travellers in the early sixties from Newcastle to Lymm Church, usually in summer. Richard’s recollection of the timings for his travels on the Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Lymm ‘Tyne-Tees-Mersey’ service are quite right. Facebook. Book appointments on Facebook with Recycling Center in Swinton, Lancashire. Indeed, promotion within NBC (No Bugger Cares) followed distinct patterns and a move to one of the bigger names like United Auto, Bristol Omnibus, Crosville etc was, in itself, regarded as a promotion whereas Lincs Road Car had a reputation as being the NBC equivalent of the ‘naughty step’. It was withdrawn by LUT in 1957. They looked impressive but were basically 43 seat buses with detachable headrests on the seats. Accessibility Help. logo image Wright Eclipse 2 bodied Volvo B7RLE in Bolton in April 2012 Parent companyTransdev Blazefield FoundedApril 2001 HeadquartersBlackburn Service typeBus services Routes18 (October 2013) HubsBlackburn Fleet97 (October 2013) Chief executiveJohn Threlfall Web sitewww.lancashirebus.co.uk Jump to. Lancashire United became a confirmed Leyland customer from the mid 1920s, though it dabbled in the thirties with some Dennis types, and built up a substantial fleet of TS7 and TS8 Tigers and TD Titans. The matchless reliability of this model and its sound-effects obviously also play a big part in its appeal. 1905 Lancashire United Tramways Limited (LUT) is formed in order to acquire the SLT companies (29 December). In 1955 Cyril Charles Oakham took over as General Manager. It had 15 dead end roads, and could handle about 150 steam locomotives, mainly for use on freight trains. Lancashire United Transport 1938 Leyland Tiger TS8 Roe DP30F ... 43 was one of three of this batch allocated to Swinton Depot in the early 70’s (of the batch of ten) I have always thought that LUT gave this body order to MCW as a means of keeping NCME’s prices keen, as LUT were making yearly purchases of Arabs. It was the largest independent bus operator in the United Kingdom until its acquisition by the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive in 1976. The next deliveries included Weymann DP Guys and Roe DPs on Atkinson Alpha chassis. Lancashire United Transport (LUT) was a tram, bus and trolleybus operator based at Howe Bridge in Atherton, 10 miles north west of Manchester. Fleet No. I had always heard that Barton was second to LUT, but logically, I would suggest that "independent" had nothing to do with where the owners lived, but whether control was separate from the large groups – e.g. (The Atkinsons technically belonged to South Lancashire Tramways.) If you have more information about this image, or if you have spotted an error, please contact us to let us know. Home United Kingdom England Swinton Recycling Facility. Thus, the worst and scruffiest of the Tilling operators, Thames Valley, subsumed the best of the BET companies, Aldershot & District. ‘Pants & Corsets’ for H&D was widespread and even ‘Nine Elms’ for Lincolnshire Road Car, based on the similarity of their livery with the paint company. These two buses are from the last batch of Guy Arabs Lancashire United bought in 1968. Terry Lawrenson collection. Lancashire United Transport [2320 AN] Depot 1983: Route: 38 - Westhoughton: SMC00031-11: CTE 474E: bristol RE ECW sales vehicle: Greater Manchester Transport: Depot 1983: Publicity vehicle : SMC00031-12: HVM 802F: Daimler CRG6LX Park Royal: Greater Manchester Transport [2002] Depot 1983: no GMT titles: SMC00031-13: DTC 715J: Seddon Pennine Plaxton: Lancashire United [367] Depot … One did (no.27), but it was found that the Guy clutch didn’t like the 6LX torque, and the necessary modifications made the bus very difficult to drive. Another operator sadly missed. His next change was to order PD3/4s and Daimler CSG6/30s as trolleybus replacements, the former with Orion, the latter with NCME bodies. Do I read this correctly, Mike? The best way to get from Swinton Estate to Lake District costs only $24 and takes just 1¾ hours. We'd love to know how we can improve your job search. The Winter 1969/1970 timetable shows the departure at 0840 arriving 1618. 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