CITY OF MANCHESTER
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Born from Manchester Corporation Tramways, Manchester Corporation Transport served a huge area with a mixed fleet of Leyland, Daimler and Crossley vehicles, many with features designed by Manchester themselves. A change in local policy led to new liveries as seen on later models with their distinctive orange and white colours.
27306 City of Manchester Leyland TD1 Closed Rear.
In the highly decorated red and cream livery of Manchester City, 237 (VR5472) is on route 53 to Belle Vue and features twin rear number plates on the body and rear window.
AUGUST 2001 RELEASE re-released as 27306DL in October 2002 on route 53 to Cheetham Hill Road
20009 City of Manchester Leyland PD2/12 MCW Orion.
When these vehicles first entered the Manchester fleet, the livery still included the attractive white to the upper deck. 3460 (PND460) is up in the Pennines on route 13x to Failsworth Pole and carries adverts for Threlfall's Blue Label Beer.
SEPTEMBER 2003 RELEASE re=released as 20009DL in January 2007 as 3470 (PND470) on route 109 to Victoria Stn
18002 City of Manchester Daimler Fleetline.
This Daimler Fleetline is on route 82 to Chorlton. Fleet number 4602 displays a "Conductor Operated" board on its front and detailed crest on its side. Carrying adverts for Jacob's Cream Crackers.
FEBRUARY 1995 RELEASE
19801 City of Manchester Daimler CVG6 MCW Orion.
This Orion Bodied Daimler CVG6 is on route 102 to the Exchange. Fleet number 4400 carries advertisements for Crawford's Cream Crackers on its sides.
APRIL 1995 RELEASE re-released as 19801DL in September 1996 for Classic Bus as 4490 (PND490) on route 96 to East Didsbury Piccadilly Exchange Strangeways
24701 City of Manchester Leyland Atlantean MCW.
With distinctive front end styling designed in-house, these Atlanteans offer an interesting addition to the fleet illustrating the enormous size and resources that were available to MCT. 3736 (BND736C) is on route 23 to Piccadilly and carries adverts for Co-Op and Robinson's Beer.
JUNE 1998 RELEASE
24313 City of Manchester Leyland Tiger Cub Park Royal.
The blue and silver of Manchester Airport Services presents an attractive contrast to the traditional Red livery. After some time the service was discontinued and the vehicles went back into regular use. 51 (3651NE) is shown on service 165 to Heywood Darn Hill.
JANUARY 1999 RELEASE re=released as 24313DL in July 1999 as 54 (3654NE) on route 130 to East Didsbury
26403 City of Manchester Daimler utility.
4229 (CNF166) on route 77 to Mersey Bank.
JANUARY 2002 RELEASE re=released as 26403A in December 2015 for the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester.
16532 City of Manchester Leyland Atlantean MCW .
This bus was from a small batch of Atlanteans, unusual in the fleet, 3626 (UNB626) is working route 40 to Albert Square.
NOVEMBER 2010 RELEASE
16539 City of Manchester Leyland Atlantean MCW.
3624 (UNB624) on route 60 to Victoria Avenue.
DECEMBER 2015 RELEASE