City of Manchester
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.
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City of Manchester Leyland Titan PD2 MCW Orion.
41101 City of Manchester Leyland Titan PD2 MCW Orion.
3460 (PND460) on route 1 Limited Stop to Gatley.
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MARCH 1996 RELEASE
City of Manchester Crossley DD42.
OM41601 City of Manchester Crossley DD42.
2955 (GNF855) on route 1 Limited Stop to Gatley.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
JANUARY 2009 RELEASE
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27306 Leyland TD1 Closed Rear MANCHESTER CITY.
27306 Leyland TD1 Closed Rear CITY OF MANCHESTER.
In the highly decorated red and cream livery of Manchester City, fleet number 237, registered VR5472 is on route 53 to Belle Vue and features twin rear number plates on the body and rear window.
AUGUST 2001 RELEASE
20009 Leyland PD2/12 Orion CITY OF MANCHESTER.
20009 Leyland PD2/12 Orion. CITY OF MANCHESTER.
When these vehicles first entered the Manchester fleet, the livery still included the attractive white to the upper deck. Fleet number 3460, registered PND 460 is up in the Pennines on route 13x to Failsworth Pole and carries adverts for Threlfall's Blue Label Beer.
SEPTEMBER 2003 RELEASE
18002 Daimler Fleetline MANCHESTER CITY.
18002 Daimler Fleetline CITY OF MANCHESTER.
Our first release in the livery of Manchester City Transport, 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 this is a popular and well loved model.
FEBRUARY 1995 RELEASE
19801 Daimler CVG6 Orion Body CITY OF MANCHESTER.
19801 Daimler CVG6 Orion Body CITY OF MANCHESTER.
This Orion Bodied Daimler CVG6 is on route 102 to the Exchange. Fleet number 4400 partners the Daimler Fleetline in the red and white livery and carries advertisements for Crawford's Cream Crackers on its sides.
APRIL 1995 RELEASE
24701 Manchester Style MCW Atlantean.
24701 Manchester Style MCW Atlantean CITY OF MANCHESTER.
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. BND736C, fleet number 3736 is on route 23 to Piccadilly and carries adverts for Co-Op and Robinson's Beer.
JUNE 1998 RELEASE
24313 Leyland BET CITY OF MANCHESTER.
24313 Leyland BET CITY OF MANCHESTER.
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. 3651 NE Fleet number 51 is shown on service 165 to Heywood Darn Hill.
JANUARY 1999 RELEASE
16532 Leyland Atlantean CITY OF MANCHESTER.
16532 Leyland Atlantean CITY OF MANCHESTER.
Registered UNB626 this bus was from a small batch of Atlanteans, unusual in the fleet and will add variety to the Fleetlines previously modelled. Numbered 3626 it is working route 40 to Albert Square.
NOVEMBER 2010 RELEASE
Manchester Corporation Leyland Atlantean MCW.
16539 CITY OF MANCHESTER Leyland Atlantean MCW.
DECEMBER 2015 RELEASE