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  • A sad end to Maynes last delivery

    YN53GFJ one of the two unloved Scania Omni’s that have spent more time dumped at the various depots than in service with Stagecoach. Again dumped and out of service for some considerable time is 28506 this time at the back of Ashton’s yard. YN53 GFJ A Ma…

  • Arriva in Droylsden again

    No Arriva haven’t, yet anyway, taken on the 231, M522 WHF former Merseyside Transports 6522 now relegated to training duties is seen at the Droylsden Littlemoss terminus as the crew take a break from the heat. M522WHF Arriva Volvo B10M Wright B49F New 199…

  • Stagecoach S811BWC

    Going by the registration this is another of former London but recent Devon? imports, 17011 again with Standard Stagecoach logo and fleet number it looks more like it is still on the country roads of Devon on this photo but it’s not, it is passing Daisy N…


  • Stagecoach X369NNO

    A regular on the 168/9 routes is 17244, again a stranger in town but one that has been around a while now, similar to the previous but with the standard Stagecoach logo and fleet number. Passing Buckley Hill Farm it may be but it is still Littlemoss in D…

  • S838BWC

    If I’d set off a couple of minutes earlier I would have caught 17038 with the sun at the right angle rather than looking into it, but such is life when you go bus spotting. With the full Stagecoach in Manchester logo and larger fleet number than usual 17…

  • Sheffield now - 3

    Looking like the same road and the same building behind TM Travels Alexander bodied Olympian; although very similar to the previous this one doesn’t quite have the same appeal. New to Lothian as their 850 this originally was dual door. J850TSC TM Travel 1…


  • Sheffield then - 3

    Sheffield Omnibus 1603, I’m not usually a lover of the Alexander styling but this was a very attractive looking Olympian seen in Sheffield during 1994. L603NOS Sheffield Omnibus Leyland Olympian Alexander H45/29F New 1993 Photo Aug 1994

  • Sheffield then - 2

    Sheffield Mainline MCW Metrobus has the same buildings as a back drop back in 1994, the road alignment has changed slightly but the buildings are unmistakably the same. I remember this day and thinking Sheffield was like a ghost town with lots of empty b…

  • Sheffield now - 2

    With tiny fleet numbers on the removable front panel First in Sheffield 32311 makes its way across the super tram tracks in the center of the city. LK03NHM First Bus Sheffield (new to First Capital) Volvo B7TL Plaxton President H42/23D (when new converted…


  • Sheffield then - 1

    Having re-visited Sheffield after twenty years I thought I would dig out the old slides and see what it was like in 1994, I’m standing a little further back but it is almost the same view as the previous. Andrews of Sheffield were very much in evidence t…

  • Sheffield now - 1

    Mylo was off school Thursday as there was a one day strike so rather than waste the day we took a trip over to Sheffield, he had not yet seen the Super Tram and they were new when I last saw them. I was rather impressed with what I saw of the system whic…

  • 25 - Medlock Street/Moorside Street

    THX579S another of the former London B20 DMS’s was the only one to enter service in original condition, the others were all converted to single door and had received Maynes colours before they too entered service, 579 would eventually receive the single d…


  • 24 - Medlock Street, the other end.

    Medlock Street is relatively short but by using it saves the run up to Market Street and the traffic congestion there. VJA666S displaying the livery adapted for the 229 Glossop service is at the far end of Medlock Street as it meets Moorside Street and w…

  • 23 - Medlock Street

    Undated but this will be the latter end of the 1970’s before the introduction of the 209 through to Littlemoss and 8859VR is seen on the traditional Droylsden service turning out of Chappell Road onto Sunnyside Road where it will terminate and return via…

  • 22 - The 170 again

    Another view at the same location and probably the same vehicle which is Selnec 2065 LNA 265G, a Park Royal bodied Fleetline Mancunian originally delivered to Manchester. The mill and containers from the Geoffrey Reyners yard have now gone and replaced wi…


  • 21 - The 170

    Meanwhile another Selnec Mancunian this time on the 170 which has continued straight on at the Market Street/Greenside junction shown on the previous and stands at the Littlemoss terminus. A new but short bypass was built during the late 60’s to bypass t…

  • 20 - The 169

    The 169 and 170 were old Manchester Corporation routes which ran from Didsbury into Droylsden, the 169 branching off at Market Street to serve Greenside Lane, whilst the 170 continued towards Droylsden Station terminating at Lumb Lane. The two routes wer…

  • 19 -A Mayne 167

    In August 1994 Mayne again went in direct competition with GM Buses, this time it was a 30 minute frequency service during the daytime. The 167 ran from Droylsden Market Street through Droylsden, Greenside Lane, Sunnyside Road and Littlemoss into Ashton…


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