Old Bus Tickets

Halifax TIM 300x232 Old Bus Tickets

Buslovers will share knowledge megenai kinds and types of bus tickets in earlier times, since 1968 bus companies have imposed a ticket for bus passengers. The following image is co buslovers bus ticket. In 1968 a new Limited Stop service X68 commenced between Halifax and Sheffield via Huddersfield, with an occasional all-stops and more meandering variant – service 68. This incorporated the former Sheffield and Yorkshire Traction service 68 which had operated just between Huddersfield and Sheffield. The new service was operated jointly by Halifax J.O.C., Huddersfield J.O.C., Sheffield (C-fleet) and Yorkshire Traction, who each provided one vehicle.
This was a much longer route than anything Halifax had operated before, and the Ultimate machines would have had to issue handfuls of multiple tickets to cope with the high fares. Consequently a pair of TIM machines were purchased, carrying serial numbers 1000 and 1001 – one and a spare. Whereas normally each conductor or o-m-o driver had their own Ultimates, the TIM machine stayed with the bus working the 68/X68 all day. I think we operated two trips a day, each with a different driver. To operate every day and to cover for rest days there were three senior drivers allocated to the Sheffield Rota. To make up their daily hours they would work a bit of local service also when they would use their own Ultimates. The TIM’s were not used on any other service, but around 1970 a single Limited Stop morning-peak shortworking was introduced between Halifax and Huddersfield as service X42, before operating the first trip through to Sheffield, and they were used on that also. The X42 became my regular bus to Huddersfield Polytechnic, but it only lasted for a short while. These tickets are probably very rare now.
Photograph and Copy contributed by John Stringer

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Mystery Sleeper Coach

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With Stagecoach Megabus trialling bendybuses in advance of starting sleeper services on the London-Glasgow route, here is a newspaper photo of a 1929 sleeper bus working the last time such services operated. Does anyone have any information on these services? And does anyone know what make of vehicle this is? The radiator does bear some resemblance to a contemporary Guy.
Chris Hebbron
01/09/11 – 07:36
Definitely a Guy FCX. The book “80 Years of Guy Motors” by Robin Hannay and Stuart Broatch tells us that, in 1928, a firm called Land Liners Ltd inaugurated a service between Liverpool/Manchester and London using two such vehicles, which had bodywork by Strachan & Brown. How long this service lasted is not stated, but the Guy six wheelers were not noted for reliability (though they were less lethal than their Karrier market competitors) and the roads of the time were not really suitable for such ventures.
Roger Cox



Bus RMA1 and RML898

RMA1cab 210x300 Bus RMA1 and RML898 Cobham Museum and back to Brooklands: RMA1 and RML898 antiques bus. London bus has a red color and antiques for a collection or a collection of the state museum in london, from very classic and elegant shape. The rain did not encourage standing around in the open. I climbed back aboard RMA1 for the return trip to the Cobham Bus Museum. There I crossed the road to sample a long Routemaster: RML898 was just departing for Brooklands again.

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Greenline RMC1461

Brooklands to Weybridge Station: RMC1461 At Brooklands I hopped off the RML and onto Greenline RMC1461, which was going on to Weybridge Station. The light was fading, and I had collected my set of rides on different Routemasters. The RMC took me in relative luxury to the station for me to begin my train/bus/tram trip back to Croydon.

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