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Sheffield to Manchester via Castleton.

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I have just come across this photo' of a North Western prewar Tilling Stevens on the Sheffield to Manchester via Castleton route. What a great route, up and down Mam Tor must have been great fun in one of these.

In view of the route I am guessing that this is in front of the LMS station but not sure, can anyone confirm where it is please?          --------------------              (c)   https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmightycat/36589607802/sizes/l

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Thank you WE,  very interesting vehicles in that photo', what information is there about these buses please?

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53 minutes ago, boginspro said:

Thank you WE,  very interesting vehicles in that photo', what information is there about these buses please?

Front to rear, L.M.S. coach  No. 51F  a  A.E.C. is bound for Bakewell.   Sheffield Corporation bus No. 118 on route 20 to Manchester via Snake Pass. This was a 1926 Guy fitted with 30 seat Guy dual door bodywork.   At the rear is L.M.S. coach. 53F  another A.E.C. bound for Doncaster. This was one of the coaches that worked the Sheffield to Manchester service with connections at Manchester for Blackpool for a while,  a short time later it was transferred to the East Midland Co.   W/E.

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9 hours ago, Waterside Echo said:

Front to rear, L.M.S. coach  No. 51F  a  A.E.C. is bound for Bakewell.   Sheffield Corporation bus No. 118 on route 20 to Manchester via Snake Pass. This was a 1926 Guy fitted with 30 seat Guy dual door bodywork.   At the rear is L.M.S. coach. 53F  another A.E.C. bound for Doncaster. This was one of the coaches that worked the Sheffield to Manchester service with connections at Manchester for Blackpool for a while,  a short time later it was transferred to the East Midland Co.   W/E.

Thanks again, I worked and traveled on routes to all these destinations (except past Castleton of cause) in the 60's / 70's ,  I would have loved it with these vehicles.

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6 hours ago, boginspro said:

Thanks again, I worked and traveled on routes to all these destinations (except past Castleton of cause) in the 60's / 70's ,  I would have loved it with these vehicles.

Well, I was lucky.  Took my test in a crash box Crossley, drove A.E.C. pre-selects every day in service until they were finally withdrawn [for the second and last time]. Then there were the Leyland Leopards with manual gearbox and a big stick to pull on for door operation. Though when we started OMOing these Queens Road very kindly converted the doors to air operation for us. Not much exciting after that apart from the Ailsa-Volvo's and the Bendy's of coarse.   In the mid 1970s the Sheffield fleet of 49 single-deck and 633 double-deck buses formed the major portion of the new S.Y.P.T.E fleet.  W/E.

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58 minutes ago, Waterside Echo said:

Well, I was lucky.  Took my test in a crash box Crossley, drove A.E.C. pre-selects every day in service until they were finally withdrawn [for the second and last time]. Then there were the Leyland Leopards with manual gearbox and a big stick to pull on for door operation. Though when we started OMOing these Queens Road very kindly converted the doors to air operation for us. Not much exciting after that apart from the Ailsa-Volvo's and the Bendy's of coarse.   In the mid 1970s the Sheffield fleet of 49 single-deck and 633 double-deck buses formed the major portion of the new S.Y.P.T.E fleet.  W/E.

I took my test in a Leyland  PD2 and drove Leyland and AEC back loaders in service at East Bank but never drove a Crossley. I was a conductor first in the 60's and in the 70's and loved the job with back loaders (with a good driver). I only decided to go driving because the back loaders were fast vanishing in the early 70's. I later went OMO and was on the Derbyshire board at East Bank before going on nights at Leadmill. My favourite buses were the Leylands especially the PD3 but I would have loved to have worked the C routes with these prewar beasts. My favourite route was probably Gainsborough.

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A friend has unearthed  what these days we would call a 'flyer' announcing that this summer only service, suspended during WWII would recommence in May 1950.  It being operated by North Western.  How long it continued for has yet to be established.  

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