Greater Manchester Transport 4004, Victoria bus station, Salford
By the mid-1970s, Leyland had many problems. Its double deck bus chassis line-up was split into Bristol, Leyland and Daimler offerings, and all were starting to show their age - the first Leyland Atlantean entered service in 1958. London had decided it didn't like the 'DMS' class Fleetline bus and was thinking about replacing teh whole fleet, and the new Passenger Transport Executives like Greater Manchester Transport were flexing their muscles. Leyland's response was the bus shown here, the…
Greater Manchester 1983 to 1990 - madannie
7342 (YNA297M), a "standard" Northern Counties bodied Daimler Fleetline at Southern Cemetery Bus Station, screened for a Works Service and seen in original orange and white livery, 4th June 1983
G M Buses 132 (JNA 588N)
Looking decidedly careworn in this shot. One G M driver once said to me around this time that you don't take on the cowboys without becoming one yourself to some extent in the process... Manchester, Mosley Street, 16/03/1992.