Ribble 1638 (NCK 627) at Rochdale - 17 July 1972

Ribble Motor Services (plus Standerwick and Scout) - some of my old photographs and timetables

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  • Ribble 302 (LRN 302J) at Rochdale - Nov 1971

    November 1971 – Ribble began choosing Bristol chassis when the marque came on to the open market and 302 (LRN 302J), a Marshall bodied Bristol RESL new in February 1971, was seen at the Ribble stop in Packer Street outside the Trustee Savings Bank in Roch…

  • Ribble 378 (ERN 701) on Mellor Street, Rochdale - early 1960s

    Unknown date early 1960s - One of my early schoolboy photographs. Ribble 378 (ERN 701) paused at the traffic lights at the junction of Mellor Street and Bury Road, Rochdale bound for Blackburn on service 158. Service 158 was an hourly double deck service…

  • Ribble Leyland National on Mellor Street, Rochdale - 18 Apr 1981

    Easter Saturday 18 April 1981 - A Ribble Leyland National paused at the traffic lights at the junction of Mellor Street and Bury Road, Rochdale bound for Blackburn on service 244. By this time service 244 was a remnant of its former self with only a small…


  • Ribble Leyland National at Rochdale - May 1984

    May 1984 – A Ribble Leyland National seen in Rochdale Bus Station in the company of two Greater Manchester ‘standard’ double deckers. Opened on 28 May 1978 this bus station, with the Council Offices and multi-storey car park that crowned it, came and went…

  • Ribble 426 (NTC 603M) at Rochdale - Aug 1976

    August 1976 - Ribble 423 (NTC 603M), a Leyland National 1151/1R new in August 1973 and one of the 40 NTC-M registered batch that carried fleet numbers421-460 (NTC 601-640M). It was seen at the Ribble stop in Packer Street outside the Trustee Savings Bank…

  • Ribble 479 (TCK 479) at Ingleton - 18 Sept 1974

    Wednesday 18 September 1974 – Ribble 479 (TCK 479), a Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R new in August 1963, seen in the doorway of the dormitory shed in New Road, Ingleton. Looking at Google Streetview as I write (October 2015) the building still ex…


  • Ribble 548 (ARN 548B) at Littleborough - Late summer 1966

    Late Summer 1966 – A rather jaunty conductor in the doorway of Ribble 548 (ARN 548B), a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Weymann bodywork new in February 1965, seen in Church Street, Littleborough when working the 1222 Manchester-Burnley-Morecambe X14 service…

  • Ribble 669 (DRN 669D) at Kirby Stephen - 8 July 1975

    Tuesday 8 July 1975 – Ribble 669 (DRN 669D), a short length Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard PSU4/4R new in December 1966, seen in the Market Place at Kirby Stephen.

  • Yelloway PDK 461H and Ribble TRN 767 - 8 May 1972

    Monday 8 May 1972 – Ribble 767 (TRN 767) seen entering the Yelloway garage at Rochdale from Milton Street. The two Yelloway coaches are parked on the fuel bays with PDK 461H most prominent and on the bay used most. Nearside fuelling was the norm on Yellow…


  • Ribble 767 (TRN 767) - 8 May 1972

    Monday 8 May 1972 – It was rare indeed for a Ribble vehicle to be seen on a service working of the X79 route, the X79 was routinely covered by Yelloway and Standerwick. Ribble 767 (TRN 767), a 1964 Leyland Leopard with Marshall dual purpose bodywork, was…

  • Ribble 767 (TRN 767) - 8 May 1972

    Monday 8 May 1972 – It was rare indeed for a Ribble vehicle to be seen on a service working of the X79 route, the X79 was routinely covered by Yelloway and Standerwick. Ribble 767 (TRN 767), a 1964 Leyland Leopard with Marshall dual purpose bodywork, was…

  • Ribble 707 (TCK 707) at Rochdale - 8 May 1972

    Monday 8 May 1972 – Ribble 707 (TCK 707), a Harrington Cavalier bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT new in April 1963, is seen passing the main Post Office in Rochdale (always referred to as ‘The General’) when working the 1222 Manchester-Burnley-Morecambe X1…


  • Ribble 776 (TRN 776C) in Rochdale - Dec 1973

    December 1973 – Now in National white coach colours but still operated by Ribble, Plaxton Panorama bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT 776 (ARN 776C) was new in April 1965. It was seen in Sherriff Street, Rochdale an unusual location for such a vehicle which…

  • Ribble 776 (TRN 776C) in Rochdale - Dec 1973

    December 1973 – Now in National white coach colours but still operated by Ribble, Plaxton Panorama bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT 776 (ARN 776C) was new in April 1965. It was seen in Sherriff Street, Rochdale an unusual location for such a vehicle which…

  • Ribble 813 (ARN 813C) at Rochdale - 12 Sep 1976

    Sunday 12 September 1976 – Ribble 813 (ARN 813C) was a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT with Weymann dual purpose bodywork new in May 1965. In this view it sports the National Bus Company’s red and white ‘local coach’ livery. The ‘local coach’ livery was applied…


  • Ribble coaches Scarborough bound at Rochdale - June 1976

    Saturday x June 1976 – Ribble Plaxton Panorama Elite bodied Leyland Leopards sporting National Travel white coach livery seen on The Esplanade in Rochdale bound for Scarborough on holiday express service 898.

  • Ribble (NCK 109J) at Rochdale - Sept 1972

    Saturday x September 1972 – Ribble 1009 (NCK 109J), a Plaxton Elite bodied Leyland Leopard PSU4B/4R new in June 1971, seen at Rochdale working the holiday service to Scarborough. It was a shorter 10 metre long coach seating 43 passengers.

  • Ribble 1025 (WTF 571L) at Rochdale - Sep 1977

    Saturday x September 1977 – Ribble 1025 (WTF 571L), sporting National white coach livery, is seen on The Esplanade in Rochdale bound for Scarborough on holiday express service 898. It is a Duple Dominant bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R new in July 1973.


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