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Bus On Wallgate 1970s
Photo: Baldylocks
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Item #: 18218
A photo of an old double decker,in i think it was selnec livery? on the 602 service to ashton in makerfield,passing wallgate railway station in the 1970s,

Bring back any memories?

Comment by: Rob on 7th August 2011 at 18:33

Greater Manchester colours-Horrible

Comment by: GeorgeB on 8th August 2011 at 10:23

Couldn't agree more, Rob.

Comment by: Catherine on 8th August 2011 at 12:23

That was my bus home! Brings back lots of memories. Thanks for putting it on.

Comment by: Duncan on 8th August 2011 at 14:11

Hellers furniture shop in the background, traded in Wigan for many years.

Comment by: Gareth Jones on 8th September 2011 at 10:35

Indeed Selnec livery.
GMPTE came a little later and used a darker orange with a brown skirt.

Comment by: Colin Barnes on 29th September 2011 at 19:15

SELNEC stood for South East Lancashire North East Cheshire they were indeed dredful colours

Comment by: NORMAN GERRARD on 29th July 2012 at 21:58

WIGAN WAS NEVER IN SELNEC TAKKEN OVER 1/4/1974 BY GREATER MANCHESTER TRANSPORT SO THE BUS IS IN G M T COLOURS IKNOW AS I WAS ONE OF THE W C P T D DRIVERS TAKEN OVER

Comment by: NORMAN GERRARD on 29th July 2012 at 22:29

WIGAN WAS NEVER IN SELNEC TAKKEN OVER 1/4/1974 BY GREATER MANCHESTER TRANSPORT SO THE BUS IS IN G M T COLOURS IKNOW AS I WAS ONE OF THE W C P T D DRIVERS TAKEN OVER

Comment by: Mr X on 1st May 2017 at 23:42

By 1978 all ex Wigan Corporation buses were in GMT orange and white, with the exception of two, 57 HEK705 that became 3230, and driver trainer 115 DJP754 now 3200. Both survive in preservation at Manchester museum of transport.

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