YO! Liverpool
Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: FEW MORE OLD PHOTOS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT

  1. #1
    OldLiverpoolBus MerseysideTransportTrust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    117
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default FEW MORE OLD PHOTOS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT

    A few more phots from the MTT archives . copyright MPTE


    ADVERTISING




    Locations please answers on a postcard etc
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	gsob pics 019a.jpg 
Views:	533 
Size:	347.3 KB 
ID:	3171   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	gsob pics 004a.jpg 
Views:	475 
Size:	292.9 KB 
ID:	3172  

  2. #2
    Gerard
    Guest Gerard's Avatar

    Default

    1st picture top of Lord St.
    2nd picture Victoria St with Manchester St to the right.
    Last edited by Gerard; 05-29-2007 at 11:34 PM.

  3. #3
    Creator & Administrator Kev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Under The Stairs >> Under The Mud.
    Posts
    7,489
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Many thanks again for sharing MTT
    Liverpool in Pictures/ YO! Liverpool has taken me over 10 years to develop and maintain.

    All server & domain costs are covered by myself & kind donations of individuals.

    If you like the website, please donatevia PayPal!




    Thank you


    Kev
    2005 - 2017

  4. #4
    Senior Member ChrisGeorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    3,592
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    A few more phots from the MTT archives . copyright MPTE

    Locations please answers on a postcard etc
    Excellent stuff, MTT! And kudos to Gerard for getting the locations right.

    Chris
    Christopher T. George
    Editor, Ripperologist
    Editor, Loch Raven Review
    http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/
    Chris on Flickr and on MySpace

  5. #5
    Senior Member goldenface's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    169
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Smile

    I got the first one straight away but had no idea about he second one - even though I live 100 yards away.

    How pooh am I

    Its great to see more pictures - it should be a regular theme.

  6. #6
    Gnomie
    Guest Gnomie's Avatar

    Default

    Bloomin great pics, i love them

  7. #7
    Location Kensington drone_pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Age
    64
    Posts
    285
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Great Images, on the second image, make me think what is
    "Liverpool Personal Service society" all about???

  8. #8
    Senior Member ChrisGeorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    3,592
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    Great Images, on the second image, make me think what is
    "Liverpool Personal Service society" all about???
    Now, I have learned something. They are still around! --

    Liverpool Personal Service Society Incorporated (PSS), was established on 1st January, 1919, and yet still remains an "innovative, empowering charity… with the ethos of pioneering new ways of delivering services" Charity Commission Report. . . . PSS' dynamic social enterprise provides community based, social and health care services across north west England, central Scotland and North Wales.

    http://www.pss.org.uk/

    Chris
    Christopher T. George
    Editor, Ripperologist
    Editor, Loch Raven Review
    http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/
    Chris on Flickr and on MySpace

  9. #9
    OldLiverpoolBus MerseysideTransportTrust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    117
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default OLD LIVERPOOL PICS

    Thanks glad you enjoyed.

    I've got loads more in the archives to share , hope you dont mind the buses in them don't want to bore you all !

    LOL

    Kind regards

    Rob
    www.mttrust.co.uk

  10. #10
    Senior Member shytalk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pocahontas.Arkansas. U.S.A.
    Posts
    546
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I love the ones of the very old buses, any more of them?
    You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
    Winston Churchill

  11. #11
    Senior Member marky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,093
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    I found this pic on Flickr:
    (the rest of the members' bus pics are here...http://www.flickr.com/photos/8050359@N07/)
    The bus is on Park Road by the Toxteth Pub. The junction on the right is Upper Park Street. I think the building by the green bus is Dunlops.

  12. #12
    Senior Member goldenface's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    169
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Bloody great pic that is! ^^^

    Especially the girl in the pvc coat waiting to cross the road. He he.

    EDIT:

    One of my workmates has just come up behind me and told me he used to drive this very bus. He called them the Silver Bullets.
    Last edited by goldenface; 05-31-2007 at 09:41 AM.

  13. #13
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    You can date this pic if you find out when there was a spray paint shortage
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  14. #14
    Senior Member goldenface's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    169
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I'd say it was 1973.

  15. #15
    Otterspool Onomatopoeia Max's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Nowhere
    Age
    31
    Posts
    1,908
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Great Pic for the times they were taken In.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

  16. #16
    PhilipG
    Guest PhilipG's Avatar

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Now, I have learned something. They are still around! --

    Liverpool Personal Service Society Incorporated (PSS), was established on 1st January, 1919, and yet still remains an "innovative, empowering charity… with the ethos of pioneering new ways of delivering services" Charity Commission Report. . . . PSS' dynamic social enterprise provides community based, social and health care services across north west England, central Scotland and North Wales.

    http://www.pss.org.uk/

    Chris

    The PSS started the Citizens Advice Bureaux in the 1930s, which was the time my late friend Mrs Win Roberts (of the Lodge, Holmefield Road) was working with them.
    There is a hiistory of the PSS called "The Crowded Stairs" (1961) by the Founder, Dorothy C. Keeling.
    The PSS are now based at the former Beatles Museum in Seel Street.

  17. #17
    OldLiverpoolBus MerseysideTransportTrust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    117
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default LIVERPOOL BUSES

    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    I found this pic on Flickr:
    (the rest of the members' bus pics are here...http://www.flickr.com/photos/8050359@N07/)
    The bus is on Park Road by the Toxteth Pub. The junction on the right is Upper Park Street. I think the building by the green bus is Dunlops.
    A great pic indeed!

    You will be pleased to know the very bus A40 NKD 540 is preserved in our collection

    Some details
    Registration: NKD 540
    Chassis: AEC Regent II 9613S7708
    Body: Saunders Roe
    Layout: H32/26R
    New: November 1954

    HISTORY

    A40 was one of only two buses to be bodied by Saunders Roe (SARO) for Liverpool Corporation. SARO was a firm from Beaumaris, on the Isle of Anglesey that had its origins in boat building but had got involved with the manufacture of aircraft during the Second World War. During the early 1950s, SARO diversified into building bus bodies and even secured a large order with London Transport for double deck bodies on RT chassis. A39 & A40, were part of the order for 100 AEC Regent III, the other 98 receiving Crossley bodies (60 of them completed at Corporations Edge Lane Works). All these buses were fitted with the AEC A218 9.6 litre engines and synchromesh gearboxes.

    The SARO bodies were built mainly out of aluminium instead of the usual steel and wood that most builders used at this time. This method of construction gave a weight saving of almost a ton compared to the Crossley bodied examples, and did not suffer from as much body corrosion as the steel bodies but the initial cost was greater.

    A40 was entered service from Prince Alfred Road garage in November 1954 and became known as the silver bullet due to the fact that it was entirely unpainted (not because of it top speed!). A further 17 buses were delivered over the next few years in this mainly unpainted form as part of an ongoing experiment to compare the cost savings of not painting buses.

    Other operators around Britain also tried out the unpainted look but it was soon found that the initial savings on not painting the bus were soon exhausted by the additional effort in keeping the vehicles clean and presentable, especially when repairing accident damage.

    When new, A40 was totally unpainted externally (apart from its wheels) but to improve its appearance it received a green band between the decks in 1956. Around the same time it also lost the front upper saloon opening windows. In May 1964 A40 was transferred to Edge Lane garage were it remained until being transferred to Speke in November 1970. It had passed to the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (MPTE) on its formation in December 1969.

    A40 was the last remaining former Liverpool Corporation AEC Regent III still in service when it was withdrawn from service at the beginning of May 1974. The vehicles significance was acknowledged by the MPTE and A40 became the first of many vehicles to be donated to the Mersey & Calder BPG by the MPTE, a practise continued right up to the last days of the MPTE owning vehicles.

    During the 33 years that A40 has been in preservation it has appeared at numerous rallies throughout the country and it has also appeared in a few TV programmes and films. To this day, the SARO body is a credit to its manufacture, with it suffering from very little corrosion, something that can not be said about its Crossley bodied cousins!

    A40 has been part of the Merseyside Transport Trust Collection since its formation in May 1999.

    Recently some remedial work has been carried out to the platform bearer and the lower saloon and some of the non standard window rubber it carries has been resourced. Once some of the current projects have been completed, A40 will be brought back into the restoration programme.

    I'd date the photo post November 1970 , as its operating on the 82 a Speke depot route

    looks like I'm going to have to scan more of the archives!


    Regards

    Rob

Similar Threads

  1. then and now photos..
    By jimmytx3 in forum Liverpool Memories
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-07-2010, 06:47 PM
  2. photos
    By Gerard68 in forum Liverpool North
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-21-2010, 04:10 PM
  3. More Photos From New Brighton...
    By Ross08 in forum Liverpool's Maritime and Docklands
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-11-2009, 03:52 PM
  4. Old photos
    By Liverpolitan in forum Misc. Old Photographs & Images of Liverpool
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 02-25-2008, 02:02 PM
  5. A Few Liverpool Photos...
    By Ross08 in forum Liverpool's Environment Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-12-2007, 05:14 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

For daily updates, to support us further or to join in the conversation: Follow us on Twitter @YOLiverpool / Like our Facebook Page: @yoliverpoolpics / Join the Facebook Group: YO! Liverpool Pictures

× Thanks for coming to the web site. Support our future by turning off your Ad-Blocker or consider a donation via PayPal or Credit Card!