The best way to get from Swinton Estate to Lake District costs only $24 and takes just 1¾ hours. Chassis: Chassis No. 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. Read more. One early lessons we learnt was never do the northbound journey on a summer Saturday. 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. A route to Blackpool from Oldham, via Manchester and Bolton Registered Office: Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Manchester M8 8UW. Photograph and Copy contributed by Don McKeown. Facebook. 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. Views: 1,500 Item #: 28969 Taken at the Platt Bridge L.U.T. Thanks Andrew, I have that book and maybe I should have dug it out. Terry Lawrenson collection. Shortlist. Thus, the worst and scruffiest of the Tilling operators, Thames Valley, subsumed the best of the BET companies, Aldershot & District. Page 56, 746-60, Reliance/Willowbrook, slightly better moulded seats, no head restraint. 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 ! There is a photo of one of the rebodied TS8s with a subsequent owner at www.flickr.com/photos/. The Summer 1951 timetable shows an 0830 departure from Haymarket and the arrival in Lymm would be 1616. It was built by the Great Central Railway and opened in 1875. ... 1907 SLT opens its tram depot at Swinton (14 June). Page 54, 720-39, Reliance/Weymann, slightly higher backed seats, no head restraint. Thanks for that additional information, Peter. 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! 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. 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. The livery shown here is very bus-like, the original livery with "brightwork" was much more coach like. Orions, the interior was equipped to a high standard. 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. We did it once on a miserable wet day. the South Lancashire Tramways network. Thanks Pete for posting this photograph. 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. 1905 Lancashire United Tramways Limited (LUT) is formed in order to acquire the SLT companies (29 December). Tis second view being of a close-up of the LUT Crest. 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. We were regular travellers in the early sixties from Newcastle to Lymm Church, usually in summer. 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. Open Now. 542-563 were legally owned by South Lancashire Transport Ltd., but always operated as part of the Lancashire United fleet, with LUT fleetname and fleet numbers. Please note that Neville discounts West Riding as well, and for the same reasons: not owned by a family local to the area of operations (eg Fishwick) and with most directors based in London. Lancashire United Transport. 1908 Frank Clayton introduces the first motor buses in Stockport. Academic disciplines Business Concepts Crime Culture Economy Education … [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]. Home Transport by country Transport in England History of transport in England Historic transport in Lancashire South Lancashire Tramways. Standards didn’t just go downhill, they fell over a cliff. Yes there is lots in print, especially the Crosville ones, but ours were great. Find the travel options that best suit you. It is owned nowadays by Cumbria Classic Coaches, and is regularly used for private hire work especially weddings. 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’. They were transferred to LUT ownership when SLT ceased to operate in 1958. Chris, when Alder Valley was cobbled together by NBC in 1972, control and ‘management’ was concentrated at Reading. 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. 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. Nov 2, 2020 - This Pin was discovered by Heather. The same gentleman brought preselect Daimlers into the fleet at the same time. Find the perfect lancashire united transport stock photo. It’s almost like one of the Hamble locals admitting to have watched ‘Howards Way’. Posted 3 days ago by The Best Connection Group Ltd. We'd love to know how we can improve your job search. Chris, I’d have said Barton or West Riding. 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. They were quite a problem to Guard on the heavier turns due to their total lack of handrails between the seat backs and the ceiling on both decks, when all NCME bodied Guys did have them. You raise an interesting point, Roger, with your comments. Obviously Oakham did not share his former boss’s antipathy to the Orion. Lancashire United 559 became Greater Manchester 244, and here it is going through the bus wash at the former LUT Swinton depot. Oct 4, 2018 - Lancashire United Transport Depot in Partington Lane, Swinton mid 1960's If you have more information about this image, or if you have spotted an error, please contact us to let us know. (The Atkinsons technically belonged to South Lancashire Tramways.) 1956 Obviously there was a large element of government control in these groups (and local government in municipal operators), but in today’s scenario I would also exclude the major groups like First, Stagecoach etc. 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. I wish I’d paid more attention in their day to a number of underfloor single-deckers that are now rarities. THC, BET. The service carries on until 1912. The Winter 1969/1970 timetable shows the departure at 0840 arriving 1618. Thanks, Mike. Those companies that tried to develop their services would project a far more user friendly attitude than would the stick in the mud ‘buses only’ type. Home United Kingdom England Swinton Recycling Facility. 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. 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 … I remember LUT single deckers running into Radcliffe Bus Station on the 25 service, I think it was. We’ve got the cheerful one.’ which doesn’t say much for my colleagues of the time. The next deliveries included Weymann DP Guys and Roe DPs on Atkinson Alpha chassis. 534 RTB past to ETC members Mick Betterton & Syd Eade 8/20. 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. My in-laws, from Woking, always called A&D "All aboard and Riskit!" 621 likes. It is a 1951 Guy Arab III with Roe C35F body. Three further TS8s from 1939 were also rebodied by Plaxton in the same way as CTF 434/5/8. It has a Metropolitan Cammell body, to the H73R layout, and was new in 1961. 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. Withdrawn 1969 (542-545, 547-548, 550-551, 553, 562-563), 1970 (546, 549, 552, 554-561). We see it at Duxford on 29 September 1996. Lancashire United Transport was formed in 1905 to take over the operations of the South Lancashire Tramway Co. to run trams and later buses in South Lancashire from three bases in Swinton, Hindley and the main head office and works at Howe Bridge, Atherton. I certainly (as a near 80-year-old) don’t recall smiles and banter as being the norm in those days. Someone claims to have LOVED the Seddon RU. 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. The company continued to operate routes in South Lancashire until purchased by Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive in 1976. If you find a rear view, you will see the body extension. We started queuing about an hour before the scheduled departure time in order to get on the first coach. This 1971 bus No 392 New in 1971DTC 740J was seen close to it's home depot at Swinton and lasted twelve-years. LUT, were different from most others, with front radiator and full length cardan drive shaft hence their 31 foot six length. Lancashire United Transport was at one time the UK's biggest independent bus operator. 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