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N 6 B 4.7K C 1 E Oct 29, 2013 F Oct 29, 2013
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These are the buses that Accrington Corporation perhaps wished it had bought. A loyal buyer of Guy products, it ordered a pair of the ill-fated Wulfrunians when told that its preferred Guy Arab would no longer be available. The Wulfrunians didn't last long and were, in fact, outlived by older Arabs in the Accrington fleet. In reality, this is a Lancashire United Transport bus. LUT got good value from its Guy Arabs, many of which saw further service in Hong Kong (31-Oct-13).

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Tags:   Guy Arab V Northern Counties Accrington Corporation

N 12 B 4.8K C 6 E Apr 6, 2008 F Aug 25, 2012
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This fictional AEC Routemaster was inspired by a superb 1/24 scale model of the longer RML version built by Paul Savage (link below). As Paul says, neither Accrington nor its successor Hyndburn ran Routemasters, but the type certainly looks well in the former company's dignified and distinctive livery. Accrington Corporation Transport was absorbed into Hyndburn Transport in 1974, which was itself purchased by Stagecoach Holdings in 1996 and ceased to exist as a separate entity in April 1997. Thanks again to David Little for the use of his source image (25-Aug-12).

See Paul Savage's 1/24 scale model RML Routemaster in Accrington livery here:
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Tags:   Accrington Corporation AEC Routemaster Park Royal

N 5 B 3.1K C 0 E Apr 23, 2017 F Jul 13, 2017
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Lincolnshire operator Applebys of Connisholme was a surprising contender on the Scarborough seafront service for many years. Its interesting open-top fleet included a former Southdown Leyland PD3, a Bristol Lodekka and an early Atlantean. I can't recall any Bristol VRs, but rival sea-front operator SS Suncruisers had a few - this fictional image is possibly based on one of them, digitally-modified from a Series II and re-registered as an ex-United vehicle (13-Jul-17)..

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Tags:   Bristol VR Series III ECW open-top bus Applebys

N 10 B 4.2K C 0 E Apr 26, 2009 F Jul 13, 2017
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Applebys of Connisholme was one of many operators to take advantage of good quality, grant-specification coaches from Barton Transport. The unusual painted-over lower headlights may have been a Barton modification. I have no knowledge of this specific coach, which probably spent most of its life - with Barton and Applebys - on local bus and contract work (13-Jul-17).

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Tags:   Applebys Leyland Leopard Plaxton Supreme IV FTO 544V Barton Transport

N 3 B 2.0K C 0 E Jan 1, 2017 F Dec 30, 2017
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This image - based on an original by Ian Gilligan - was commissioned by Howard Piltz, who has kindly agreed to it being published here (you may have already seen it elsewhere). The following text was supplied by Howard from previously-published works: “In 1935, Crossley decided to enter the trolleybus business and constructed a six-wheel TDD6 chassis and bodied it in-house, using Metro-Cammell frames finished to resemble current deliveries to London Transport in the vain hope of attracting orders from the capital. It was painted in the then current Ashton-under-Lyne livery and carried fleet number 58. Ashton eventually bought the trolleybus but no colour photos are known to exist. Two more TDD6 trolleybuses - numbers 46/7 - followed in 1938 and eight TDD4 four-wheelers in 1940. Although all eight had Crossley/Metro-Cammell bodywork, they were built to the Manchester streamlined design that was being supplied to that system at the time” (01-Jan-18).

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Tags:   trolleybus Crossley Ashton-Under-Lyne Corporation Transport CNE 474


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