Thanks for that M,I'll make sure I dont miss it,this year!
Excellent pics Corky.
Great pic's Corky. I was at the Birkenhead tram day too, it included the worlds "first tramcar boot sale"
A couple more pics
More smashing pics. Thanks Merseywail. I love the old tramcars. I have a few framed pictures of trams on my wall.
A small selection of some of the buses that will be running Sunday (pic from Woodvale 2010)
If there's a breakdown its all out & push
A bit different from this 1965 view
You take them for granted - until one day they're gone!
A few pic's of this years bus running day.
Leyland PD2 L255 Exchange St East
Ribble Leyland Atlanteans Dale St
Ribble & Mpte Atlanteans Lower Lane
A Wirral division bus Hunts Cross ave
A Standerwick Bristol VRL Mann Island. Standerwick was Ribble's coach subsidiary
Inside one of the Corpy Atlanteans
Excellent pic's there Merseywail,good weather for it too!
I saw a couple down the south end, Garston Village and Allerton
It was a good day, though things didn't go entirely to plan for me. I missed the 61 feeder bus to Aigburth & two of the Ribble buses couldn't make it. Here's a few more pics..
Corpy Atlantean Lower Lane route 99
Ribble Atlantean Lower Lane. This was standing in for a Ribble Leyland PD3, the one's with a flat front & big sliding door
Corpy Leyland pd2 just arrived at dale st, on a 59 route. Blind's just changed for next run
My last trip of the day, again the Corpy Leyland pd2 on a 59 Old Roan
Some great pics on here, cheers all
You wait ages for a bus...and then they all come along at once.
I suppose they had to be green to satisfy nobody?
merseawail, no blue ones?
Is it not funny that the picture of the big bus and it's baby-bus is sharp yet the number plate is fuzzy?
I must blame the digital camera for the 'still-life' feel of the transport system?
Two great pictures of the old & new trams also the size of the tracks so the trams ran to prescot when 762 was running what date would that have been M? late 20's/30's
reminds me of the Green lane bus sheds
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Merseywail from your knowledge is it ONLY the lcpt/merseyside that have this day's out all are there other buses as well
IT's always amazing how we have such fond memories of our buses and trains back in the halcyon days of either the 50s, 60s or 70s and yet we always feel a twinge of sadness and/or anger at what happened to everything from the mid-80s onwards - to the current stilted mess that we have now. In many cases there is absolutely no sentimentailty reserved for buses or trains post-1986 or rail-privatisation of 1996.
I am one of the fiercest critics of this so-called 'modern way' of public transport where cluelessness, incompetence and obsession with 'targets' will seemingly forever reign supreme. Too much technology hasn't helped either - it's made everything more stressful, and in some cases, slower and less efficient. How some of us hanker for the days when things were just a little less convoluted than they are now, and no, it's not the rose tinted spectacles speaking either. One of my relatives worked on the buses AND the railways until his retirement in the early 90s and he too could vouch for the system being a lot more coherent without question. Part of the problem also is communication - or rather lack of it - in this day and age. Too much passing the buck too methinks. I think its got something to do with the fact that back in the day it was considered a respectable job to be working on the railways or buses. Unlike now where it's far too politicised for it to ever be fair or just - not to mention, reliable and punctual. Just how did things go so spectacuarly wrong? To think Britain once prided itself on its public transport system until the new generation of academic ignoramuses came along and dismantled everything......and we all think the NHS was/is bad!!!
Some great Ribble bus pics on here, only a few of Liverpool but cracker shots all the same
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Great pics everyone. Those old trams look great. So narrow!
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