SD8010 : Three Buses to Bury

taken 3 years ago, near to Bury, Great Britain

Three Buses to Bury
Three Buses to Bury
A view taken inside Bury Transport Museum showing part of their collection of vehicles which is housed in the restored Castlecroft Goods Warehouse originally built in 1848. Three of the buses on display have their destinations blinds showing (not by accident) “Bury”. The two on the left are showing route “23T” which was operated jointly by Bury Corporation and Bolton Transport. From left to right, they are:

Bury Corporation 188 (FEN 588E), one of four half cab buses acquired by Bury Corporation in 1967 specifically for the 23 route. This route involved passing over a weak bridge at Trinity Street in Bolton requiring the deployment of smaller capacity buses such as this. When SELNEC was formed in 1969, 188 lost its Bury livery and was repainted in the SELNEC standard orange and white but it continued to serve local routes until it was withdrawn in 1980. After use on a fruit farm in Dundee, it was purchased for restoration in 2009 and donated to the Bury Transport Museum.

Bolton Transport 408 (DBN 311) a Leyland PD2/4 which was delivered new to Bolton Transport in 1949, one of a batch of 100 for tramway replacement. Withdrawn in 1965, it was purchased by an evangelist who modified it for use as a “Gospel Bus” which toured England and Ireland until 1982 when it was purchased for restoration.

Rawtenstall Corporation 55 (MTB 848) a Leyland Tiger PS2/1 with 35-seater East Lancs Coachbuilders bodywork which was delivered new to Rawtenstall Corporation in 1950. Withdrawn from passenger duties in 1968, it continued to serve the company in other guises (eg as a staff canteen for some time) until sold for preservation in 1981.

Also in the photograph, at the back, is the YellowaY AEC Reliance coach (NNC 855P) which is now fitted out as a mobile museum (see SD8913 : YellowaY Bus Museum, The Butts, Rochdale for more details).

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Date Taken
Friday, 3 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 7 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 801 109 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.6739N 2:18.0648W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 802 109
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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