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  1. Hi
    On many occasions I had the pprivalage of driving both the old Mataadore aand the ERF Jack waggon callsign ( DOG) The ERF was a joy to drive once you got to know her, I was also involved in the tilting and recovering of the bus at the show. Did you know that wheen the day came for the tram to be removed out of the paint shop only the the ERF had the strength to move her out, and yours truley accompanierd by Shunter Jimmy Rushdon had the task. I would love a copy of the ERf picture for mmy albums though at the time I only saw her as work so never took the oportunity to snap her.

    (Posted on 2013-11-12 11:11:00 by Alan Parker)
  2. Hi folks.Just a few lines to say how good a job you do on the continued preservation of LCT/MPTE buses.I attended the running day some years ago,but finances have prevented me from attending since.I will make a return one year,as i really enjoyed travelling on older buses.Locally,we have a small running day(contry bus rallies),but i doesn't compare to the Liverpoool running day.Anyhow,keep up the good work.

    (Posted on 2013-11-06 17:30:00 by Terry Beechener)
  3. i Have some material that my dod used as an inspectoro of LCPT in the late 1950s i am thinking of donating it Please could advise on wuhether you are interested
    Cheers

    John Davies

    (Posted on 2013-10-12 10:24:00 by John Davies)
  4. just to say a big thanks to all the lads in southport on bank holiday monday for all the hard work they put in with the open top sevice, i managed to take aride onthe tour and it was very enjoyable,i was one of the drivers who drove the first open top tours in liverpool starting from the albert dock takeing in all the sites that was in the 1980ts it looked strange then but now its a regulare feature.i commented to the young driver that it was nice to be on an atlantean drven properly (pauseing between gear changes) i could almost hear him saying to himself 1-2-3 when he changed gear sadly in sevice it was not always possible to drive like that , alot down to slipping fly wheels well once again a big thanks ALAN MARSHALL

    (Posted on 2013-08-29 08:58:00 by alan marshall)
  5. I was wondering if there be 40th annerversary event of Merseyside Transport in 2014 when it included St Helens & Southport when they were incorporated into Merseyside transport 1st - April - 1974 I was thinking about this over the last year & it would be a good way to celebrate 40 years of Merseyside Transport into one special event & worth thinking about for next year.

    With regards & looking forward to this years Merseyside Transport Running Day.

    Paul andrew Jennion

    (Posted on 2013-08-28 17:14:00 by Paul Andrew Jennion)
  6. I have driven 079KA ( the Jackwagon ( call sign DOG)) many times in my career as a workshop shunter, wish I could sit behind her wheel one more time. great memories.

    (Posted on 2013-07-30 10:15:00 by Alan Parker)
  7. Many thanks to all involved for a memorable and scorching Open Day 2013. Excellent arrangements for people who got to the Shed on time for departures (unlike me - but then that was my fault and it led me north to the vehicles at the Park & Ride, so all was well that ended well).
    You run a very visitor-friendly operation.

    (Posted on 2013-07-16 20:29:00 by Pete)
  8. Hello to all at the MTT,
    Thank-you all for a top day on Sunday 14th July, really enjoyed riding on the buses.
    The weather was just perfect and looked to me like all the buses were carring plenty of passengers, especially the pub specials.
    A great day.

    regards

    Scott Poole

    (Posted on 2013-07-15 06:52:00 by Scott Poole)
  9. Hi
    Im trying to trace an ex Liverpool bus driver named Alfred Dixon who was born in Birkenhead and married Doris Joan in 1946 and had two children Allan and Dianna Jane.

    I think he was in his early twenties so this would be late sixties and seventies

    many thanks

    Alan Humphreys

    07802 606963

    (Posted on 2013-07-11 11:03:00 by Alan Humphreys)
  10. Since being a member of M T T, I have enjoyed seeing the many buses that I worked on as a fitter in Edge Lane works, and at Garston and Speke repair depots (from 1969).
    The Bus Running days I think are wonderful.
    The work that you guys put into running the events....is amazing.
    I have been recording a few of the Bus Running Days, which are now on YouTube.com
    To find them - search youtube for Alan Parker - Liverpool cyclist - click on the Video box to find the recordings of ;-
    Liverpool to Pagemoss and Liverpool South Parkway Interchange.
    I have added a few photos that I took of E.L.W. when working on the Collision section of the Body repair shop.

    (Posted on 2013-06-21 08:44:00 by Alan Paker)
  11. What a brilliant day on Easter Sunday 31st March 2013 Buses at Seacombe Ferry.

    This day was so amazing and to see all the bus back at Seacombe Ferry was like going back to the 1970's when i was a kid it did half bring back memories for me so much and i didnt want that day to end at all.

    Just one amazing super event and i would like to thank everyone so much for all there hard work they put in to this for the event it is very
    much appreciated.

    Please Please do this event again at Seacombe Ferry with all the green and cream buses with the merseyside transport logo and not for getting the yellow bus with both logos on wallasey corp motors and merseyside transport.

    Once again thank you so much this was one amazing event.

    (Posted on 2013-04-23 21:42:00 by Anthony)
  12. Just going through guestbook. My Mum & Dad where on the buses in the 60s Tha's how come I am here!!!! Mums name Doreen Hayes Nee Savge and my Dad's name Ted Hayes. Anyone know them???

    (Posted on 2013-04-16 05:56:00 by Phil Hayes)
  13. Thank you all for another great day of nostalgia at the Buses from Seacombe Event on Easter Sunday.

    (Posted on 2013-04-05 20:24:00 by Cyril Aston)
  14. Our 55th Newsletter will be arriving shortly with thanks to contributors Terry Morris (thanks for your hard work organising the Easter Running Day), Steve Kelly, Charles Daly, Bill Barlow, Online Transport Archive, Ron Martin, Mark Shield, David and Barry McGuire, John Salmon and Mark Youdan.

    (Posted on 2013-03-05 20:19:00 by Graham Foulkes - MTT News Editor)
  15. Great to see some familiar sites on the pictures. I noticed a lot of camments from ex MPTE staff so thought I would share some sad news.

    Some of you may remember my father, Jim Hughes who started as the office junior and ended up as Principal Officer North Division,before retiring in1985 or even my Grandfather James Hughes who was a tram driver and then Inspector.

    Sadly Dad died from cancer earlier this year. He was alway very proud of his work for the MPTE and spoke very highly of all the Drivers, Conductors and staff.

    (Posted on 2012-12-28 13:51:00 by Phil Hughes)
  16. Some news about MTT News:-

    In this Quarter’s bumper 40 page Edition, we go topless in Southport, we look at some MTT-cups, we have a tug on the Mersey, we settle for a mere Martin, show ourselves off at Heaton Park, go flirting and riding around the city, consider a naughty purchase and poke around the Burscough camp. (I seem to gone off on a slightly camp and frankly worrying tangent here - sorry about that. Ed)

    Many thanks for their 'rude' contributions go to Graham Foulkes, Kevin Rowe, Paul Kelly, Mark Youdan, Dennis Reeves, Andy Clarke, Ron Martin, Terry Morris, Steve Kelly, Mike Cammack, Andrew Pendleton, Brian Moore and Andy Rigby.

    In the post tomorrow. Pretty neat, huh?

    (Posted on 2012-11-12 20:43:00 by Graham Foulkes, MTT News Editor)
  17. Great to be part of the restoration of 1162.
    Momentous occasion when the engine started after all that time!
    Rear brakes done, exhaust system fitted, front brakes stripped last week-end.
    May have the engine in by Christmas. Watch this space!

    (Posted on 2012-11-05 17:27:00 by Steve Wood)
  18. Hi,i last tried out some of the Trust's buses a couple of years ago.,on the annual running day.I intended to return the following year,but didn't.Fully intend to return,hopefully in 2013.Well worth a day out,sampling old LCT/MPTE buses.

    (Posted on 2012-10-21 15:39:00 by Terry Beechener)
  19. Hello,
    just wanted to say thank you for another great day.
    Plenty to do and see, with a fine selection of preserved buses.
    Well done to all who organised and made the day possible.

    Scott Poole

    (Posted on 2012-09-10 05:35:00 by Scott Poole)
  20. Just want to say what a great day we've had today, my son who is two years old is bus mad, a friend from work suggested the running day would interesting for him and he has gone to bed a happy chappy, having rode 6 different buses throughout the day evening stopping for a nap on one bus!
    Thanks again, wish you all the best for future running days, we will be back!

    Regards

    Phil

    (Posted on 2012-09-09 19:15:00 by Phil Bowler)
  21. just reading old guestbook comments read the one from charles lennard remember him coming out as a road inspector at the time i was a patrol inspector had charles with me for a day during his training period to give him an insite into the requirments of a patrol inspector it was good to see the name again & all is well for him

    (Posted on 2012-08-16 14:52:00 by paul coleman)
  22. just reading old guestbook

    (Posted on 2012-08-16 14:44:00 by paul coleman)
  23. The latest quarterly MTT Newsletter should be sent out soon. Thanks to contributors Mark Youdan, Neil Hilton, Terry Morris and Chris Tunstall.
    The Editor.

    (Posted on 2012-08-14 20:00:00 by Graham Foulkes)
  24. I look forward in this years event to make up for last year which I missed, I do also think that it should extended to St Helens which is a part of Merseyside in next year event to make more attracted to bus fans like myself, also including some North Western Buses wtih this bus company being 100 years old in 2013 even tough North Western Road Car was split to three in 1972, Crosville, Selnec & Trent & a short period from 1986 to 1999.

    With kind regards,

    Mr Paul Andrew Jennion

    (Posted on 2012-08-12 16:48:00 by Paul Andrew Jennion)
  25. missed the open day at burscough i wont miss the running day in september as i come up every year from swansea to the great city of
    liverpool and of course the great buses of liverpoool the mtt pepole do a fantastic job you create an atmosphere of days gone . the only
    liverpool buses i ever saw ws reading buses iilistrated down here in swansea and wondering where pier head was thanks to the mtt itsa
    all come true cant wait for september great pepole great city and of course great buses. richard john.

    (Posted on 2012-07-10 16:05:00 by richard john)
  26. missed the open day at burscough i wont miss the running day in september as i come up every year from swansea to the great city of
    liverpool and of course the great buses of liverpoool the mtt pepole do a fantastic job you create an atmosphere of days gone . the only
    liverpool buses i ever saw ws reading buses iilistrated down here in swansea and wondering where pier head was thanks to the mtt itsa
    all come true cant wait for september great pepole great city and of course great buses. richard john.

    (Posted on 2012-07-10 16:05:00 by richard john)
  27. I just wanted to say thanks to all of the MTT team for the open day and bus services on Bank Holiday monday. It was great to se the event was well attended and the perfect weather made the open top buses the perfect way to see the West Lancs countryside as well as enjoying some great real ale!

    Very well done for an excellent event.

    (Posted on 2012-06-06 18:16:00 by Alf Plant)
  28. FANTASTIC DAY ON MONDAY HIGHLIGHT FOR ME WAS THE E1 AS I USED TO GOTO SCHOOL ON THIS BUS. WELL DONE TO ALL CONCERNED

    (Posted on 2012-06-06 08:45:00 by STANLEY MAKIN)
  29. Well done to all the team on a superb event today.
    The event was very obviously well organised, well advertised, and as a result was to me a resounding success. I attend events most weekends but have rarely attended such a well run event. Considering this was your first one, what can you achieve when you gain more experience. A lot of groups could learn a lot from you. 10/10

    (Posted on 2012-06-04 22:16:00 by Duncan Robinson)
  30. congratulations on your new home,richly deserved after so many years of hard graft.
    enjoyed visiting your first at home day,and the circular tour.many thanks
    kind regards and best wishes. cyril aston.

    (Posted on 2012-06-04 18:53:00 by cyril aston)
  31. congratulations on your new home,richly deserved after so many years of hard graft.
    enjoyed visiting your first at home day,and the circular tour.many thanks
    kind regards and best wishes. cyril aston.

    (Posted on 2012-06-04 18:53:00 by cyril aston)
  32. Just visited your open day.
    Well worth the visit from Leeds.
    An excellent museum, with a very good selection of ex Liverpool buses.
    Wish you all the best for the future, and hope you have more open days in the future

    (Posted on 2012-06-04 17:51:00 by Rod Whitaker)
  33. we had a great time lots of nostalgia and very interesting about the work you are doing my favourit was the silver bus i used to go to woolton on when i was a kid when it was just farmland i would have liked someone there to give a talk on what is going on with the work we will return on the next open day thankyou to all

    (Posted on 2012-06-04 14:51:00 by harry keeling)
  34. The latest Newsletter - MTT News Issue 52 - will be going to the printers in the next few days. Thanks to contributors Steve Kelly, Graham Foulkes, Andrew Pendleton, Andy Rigby, Mark Youdan, Neil Hilton, Roy Cheers (in Canada), Terry Morris, Mark Shield, Brian Moore, John Salmon and Steve Wood.

    (Posted on 2012-05-07 20:23:00 by Graham Foulkes (Editor MTT News))
  35. nice to see both christophersons mentioned new both of them from when i was a inspector at green lane

    (Posted on 2012-04-29 18:16:00 by paul coleman)
  36. Lot of nostalgia on this excellent site for me as my Dad and Grandad were both bus drivers
    out of Green Lane Depot(Joe Christopherson) Jnr+Snr,i recognise a lot of the names on
    here and i think i lived opposite Mr Marshall on Princess Drive-i remember the old Green
    Lane Depot opposite where it is now-a really good site and im looking forward
    to taking my son th your running day.#Thanks Again
    Ian

    (Posted on 2012-04-27 14:43:00 by Ian Christopherson)
  37. regardiinng D553 i was a conductor in gillmoss garage in 1965 on a split duty & was allocated D600 for the first part it was agood job i was slim as once you got standing passengers it was near inpossable to but collect fares but what a treat it was to work on a part of the history of liverpool transport i then passed out as a driver in 1971 after a short time on the spare sheet i was booked back in on the 92s where i had left off as a conductor at that time the 92s were opperated by backloaders prior to being replaced by atlanteans i must admit i prefaired to drive the backloaders as you had to use your skills to drive them & it tested you & your abillity. later i went out as a road inspector & from there to a mobile inspector earning the nickname of musterd off the green lane lads as deregulation arrived i left for passtures new were i remained for 24 years till retiring on 2 feb 2012 as a transport manager using the skills i had learned at L C PT & M P T E BUSES REMAIN IN YOUR BLOOD

    (Posted on 2012-04-15 20:09:00 by paul coleman)
  38. Just wanted to drop by and say a big thank you for the Buses to Belle Vale event on Easter Sunday. I grew up in the Belle Vale area in the early 90's and regularly used routes such as the 38, 47, 79, 66 and 88. Atlanteans and Olympians ran amok on these routes and it bought back so many happy memories to finally ride on one of the former once again in the Belle Vale/Lee Park area.

    Thank You and looking forward to the September running day.

    (Posted on 2012-04-09 12:44:00 by Phil)
  39. what a great site, many happy memories getting on the bus to school and running for the 79 with my mum when shopping!!!

    (Posted on 2012-04-07 08:18:00 by jacky)
  40. Great Site, just found it today !! Ex Gillmoss driver, then moved on to Southport Depot. Not really a bus enthusiast, but a train nut. Nevertheless a top site thank you !!

    (Posted on 2012-03-05 20:28:00 by John Walsh)
  41. What a brilliant site. I used to be a Conductor and then a Driver out of PAR depot on the 73s in the 60s and this brought back a "LOT" of memory,s and I saw pictures of a lot of vehicles that I USED TO DRIVE. Thank the society members for preserving them.

    (Posted on 2012-02-20 18:20:00 by DAVE KARR)
  42. MTT News 51 for February is nearly there, all 32 pages; it's all in shape and ready for a final read-through before the printers work their magic. As ever, all contributors will receive an advance, full colour electronic version as a thank you. Contributors to be thanked are Andrew Pendleton, Mike Cammack, Kevin Rowe, Lee Wolfe, Steve Kelly, Mike Lancaster, Tony Salmon, John Salmon, Mark Shields, Bill Barlow, The Online Transport Archive, Ron Martin, Paul Kelly and Steve Foo.

    (Posted on 2012-01-29 20:12:00 by Graham Foulkes, Newsletter Editor)
  43. Wonderful website guys,i recognize more than one or two buses in your fleet that i've used when they were in service around Liverpool and occasionally in St Helens,more by registration than by fleet number,great to see these iconic buses preserved for future generations to see and appreciate.

    Keep up the excellent work.

    (Posted on 2012-01-26 22:31:00 by Mark Jones)
  44. love your site love the work ya do keep it up just joined your group on facebook so good to see a few old busses i rember from when i was a kid

    (Posted on 2011-12-11 12:45:00 by Alan oneill)
  45. hi yea great to see the recent photos from john salmon and micheal crew provokes lots of memories of the old pier head as a child it was a magical place full of caracters like sandy who when the pier head closed moved to central bus station aand tormented the life out of us on the 26/27 once he was on you coulnt get him of.the identical twins somebody mentiond were the magrelis twins phil and john.john didnt work on the busses but was around a lot ,saddley pased away phil is still driveing today by the way any one remember me.

    (Posted on 2011-11-25 20:45:00 by alan marshall)
  46. What a great site, as an owner of a Daimler ( Birmingham City Transport 2847 JOJ 847 ) I would love to see your CVA6 on the road again, I remember them from a couple of visits to the city in 1963. I am part of a group which owns several ex BCT buses, one of which 3001 LOG 301, will really interest you as it spent time in 1952 pre delivery to BCT at Edge Lane Works for tilt testing and weighing. Interestingly it has a Saunders Roe body. Which was the only BCT example, one wonders if that influenced LCPT in anyway?

    Keep up the good work, will make the effort to visit your next running day, as I live reasonable close these days in Sandbach.

    Robert Hayles

    (Posted on 2011-11-24 22:27:00 by Robert Hayles)
  47. What a great site, as an owner of a Daimler ( Birmingham City Transport 2847 JOJ 847 ) I would love to see your CVA6 on the road again, I remember them from a couple of visits to the city in 1963. I am part of a group which owns several ex BCT buses, one of which 3001 LOG 301, will really interest you as it spent time in 1952 pre delivery to BCT at Edge Lane Works for tilt testing and weighing. Interestingly it has a Saunders Roe body. Which was the only BCT example, one wonders if that influenced LCPT in anyway?

    Keep up the good work, will make the effort to visit your next running day, as I live reasonable close these days in Sandbach.

    Robert Hayles

    (Posted on 2011-11-24 22:27:00 by Robert Hayles)
  48. I've just received the latest edition of the MTT Autumn news...and what great news....new premises and all of the old girls are safe and secure with lots more space. Take a look at the photos with the bigger surrounding space the buses seem to stand out more and are able to show off their finer points.
    Brian Jones.

    (Posted on 2011-11-18 20:24:00 by Brian Jones)
  49. regular visiter to your website enjoy looking at the old buses provkes memories of standing on the back of a back loader at the age of 18 in the winter with my full length overcoat on frozen stiff.sorry to see l255 not make the last running day with engine trouble any news on its progress.

    (Posted on 2011-11-12 13:52:00 by alan marshall)
  50. Hello, from Alan Parker to Alan White. Yes, those were the days when we worked together on the bus collision section at ELW.
    I lived in Penketh for 21 years, and now live across the river in Bebington. Cycling to keep fit now, not as a means of getting to work.

    (Posted on 2011-11-10 17:23:00 by ALAN PARKER)
  51. Well, a proof read, a visit to the printers and Autumn 2011 MTTNews will be with you very soon. This edition: news of our summer activities, Baboons, our Running Day, a recent addition to the collection, a ticket query and other interesting requests and info, and Burscough movements. It's all there. Contributors:- Andrew Pendleton, Nick Whimpanny, Steve Kelly, Terry Morris, Matthew Dodd (Safari Park), Chris Tunstall, Mark Youdan, Mike Cammack, Andy Rigby, Andy Sherman, Dennis Reeves and Ron Martin. Thanks.

    (Posted on 2011-11-06 20:28:00 by Graham Foulkes)
  52. Alan Parker! My word, was only talking about you the other week. I remember you and I 'legging it' from ELW after an all day sunday overtime shift, me on my orange 'eddie Mercx' and you on your red & white very nice I know not what. I couldn't shake you off . . . all the way to Whiston M57 island . . . strong old boy! Hope you are well Alan White - former collision line coachbuilder

    (Posted on 2011-11-04 22:09:00 by Alan White)
  53. attended your recent event in Birkenhead park, EXCELLENT!

    (Posted on 2011-11-02 16:36:00 by Garyk SaintJohn)
  54. Great website and even greater work on the restoration of these vehicles ..... These buses represent the history of Liverpool, which is all too often forgotten
    Keep up the great work

    (Posted on 2011-10-28 17:20:00 by Ged Connor)
  55. I remember you Dave Rogers as I was doing the belt out of Edge Lane in 1972/73 moved over to Toronto in 1975 and I am now working for the Toronto Transit Commission,and have been for the past 27 years. not long to go until I retire,will be looking forward to that day.I am now living in Richmond Hill north of Toronto, you say that you worked at greyhound for 10 years I guess you got down to their Lakeshore location a few times on your travels,I was wandering if you where still working for them when they took over the Grey Coach operations from that evil Stagecoach who destoyed the operation as it actually made money when it was a subsiduary of the T.T.C I remember I always looked forward to going into the Castle Street mobile as the atmosefear was good, but if it was empty and you where doing the belt had to get out and go fast or get hammered on the way round,if you where at Edge Lane you probably knew harry lindsey would always work the 6/40 route and nothing else unless it was the 68,he never liked it on the 26/27, there was also a set of identical twins realy messed my head up one day as I had just left one on my bus and the other one was sitting in the drivers room at Edge Lane when I got back. It was the first I had seen them.

    (Posted on 2011-10-23 23:37:00 by bernie sloan toronto canada)
  56. Can we have you on the LIvepool roads
    more times not Just yearly

    (Posted on 2011-10-20 21:25:00 by MR.PLUMMER)
  57. Dave Rodgers. Now retired and living in Windsor, Ontario. used to be at Speke in the late 60's then Edge Lane for 3 more years.
    I passed my PSV test on the Silver Bullit A40 with Inspector Riley (I think was his name) I drove mainly AEC buses at Speke then Leyland at Edge Lane also the mobile canteen at Castle Street.
    Many may remember me as Bernie Gillespie's (RIP) Brother in Law
    One bus to another I drove Greyhound buses in Canada for 10 years.
    Happy days a Speke and the mobile will always be in my mind.

    (Posted on 2011-10-20 12:54:00 by Dave Rodgers)
  58. A36 developed a wiring fault just before the MOT - there was no time left to get it fixed and tested. The more buses we have on the road, the harder the volunteers have to work to keep them there. You wouldn't believe the blood, sweat & tears at Burscough the week before the event.....

    (Posted on 2011-09-25 13:30:00 by Tony S)
  59. Sorry to hear A36 didn't make the Open day recently. I was looking forward to seeing some photos of this splendidly restored bus. Can anyone tell me what the problem was?

    (Posted on 2011-09-25 08:32:00 by John Braga)
  60. Great site, but is there any news on the Gardiner Bristol VR that I understand you have as a work in progress?

    Look forward to seeing you all in Birkenhead.

    (Posted on 2011-09-20 10:54:00 by Adam Costello)
  61. I would like to thank all involved for putting on such a good bus running day event at Liverpool South Parkway Interchange.
    I was a fitter at Edge Lane Works, Garston and Speke repair depots from 1969 to final closure of Edge Lane Works. Twelve of the 19 years working for MPTE was at E.L.W. as a Collision repair fitter, working with many other trades to make our wonderful Liverpool Buses as new, even when the Insurance Company wrote them off.
    When typing this message, I hope someone can tell me the type of Liverpool bus that I worked on at E.L.W. that had a hydraulic braking system, with a hydrogen gas emergency brake ?

    (Posted on 2011-09-15 10:06:00 by Alan Parker)
  62. With regard to Brian Harrison's post

    Charlie Lennard, I remember the name and the picture I have of him in my head, did he have a moustache, a bit on the red side and after Merseybus went to work in the tunnels as a toll collector

    Chris

    (Posted on 2011-09-13 16:17:00 by Chris Tunstall)
  63. Well done to all who made Sunday a success,I managed a trip on two buses,1111 from the Pier head and A267 (I think it was) from South Parkway Station.It was great to get a feel of these buses on the road,instead of just a shuttle bus at the Woodvale shows.
    Can't wait for the next running day,have to plan the day better to enjoy more trips.

    (Posted on 2011-09-12 23:26:00 by Will Cody)
  64. Great day as usual lads, buses well turned out as well but nothing new there, it seemed to be busier than previous years as more people seem to want a trip of nostalgia and good to see some younger people as well. Fantastic.

    (Posted on 2011-09-12 18:35:00 by mark fitzpatrick)
  65. Correction to my earlier comment, A36 and A801 were of course Crossley bodied buses.

    (Posted on 2011-09-12 12:26:00 by Gerry Fitzsimons)
  66. A big thank you to all those who gave up their time to man the buses on Sunday, they didn't just man them, all I came into contact with were cheery and helpful. The buses themselves are a credit to you all, they're beautifully turned out and all I travelled on were spotlessly clean.
    Just a thought, having seen the numbers of obvious dyed in the wool supporters, are there enough to commission models of the older LCPT buses. I believe resin models are a lot easier to make than diecast, and easier to change. A recent new name on the model scene has made superb models of cars selling at less than £65 with a run of 300. An obvious candidate would be A36 and A801 the only difference feing the radiator as would be the Leyland weymann bodied buses of the same era, would anyone else think this to be a realistic proposition. I for one would by more than one of anything produced for the trust.

    Gerry

    (Posted on 2011-09-12 10:31:00 by Gerry Fitzsimons)
  67. Congratulations to everyone involved with another highly sucessfull running day. I managed to ride some different vehicles again and I now almost feel as if I know my way round Liverpool.

    This was my third visit to a running day and only fifth visit in total.

    Hope to be back next year
    Keep up the good work

    Paul
    Wakefield]
    West Yorkshire

    (Posted on 2011-09-11 21:24:00 by Paul Salmon)
  68. I had a really good day today going on the buses with my dad, brother and uncle. This was my second time going on them and it was a great experience to ride on the old buses.

    (Posted on 2011-09-11 20:55:00 by Rebecca Mather)
  69. Congratulations to everyone for another great running day. I was so glad to see other companies buses i.e. Ribble and Crosville participating, I have not seen those buses since they were in service. Also thanks to the 2 lads on 2025 for allowing me to be Cecil B Demille for the day, it was greatly appeciated.

    Brian Jones-Rhyl.

    (Posted on 2011-09-11 18:47:00 by Brian Jones)
  70. I remember Charlie Lennard when he was an Inspector with Merseybus. I worked for Liverpool City Transport from September 1966 (can you believe it all of 45 years ago!!) then MPTE and then Merseybus. I, subsequently, returned to MPTE (in its re-incarnation as Merseytravel) after a period of redundancy.

    Hope Charlie is thriving in Aberdeeen - oh and I also remeber Tony Salmon when he was Schedules Officer!

    Hope this Sunday's Running Day goes well.

    Brian

    (Posted on 2011-09-09 19:09:00 by Brian Harrison)
  71. I have found your webb site interesting and imformative. As an ex MPTE Driver from Penny Lane and Speke then Crossville at Runcorn I think I have driven a large portion of your busses and I am saddend by the state of some of them. It is unfortunate that you do not have the resources to get more vehicles on the road. Before you ask not I do not have the time as I am with other groups that need my attention and time.

    See you Sunday and good luck for the future.

    David Taylor

    (Posted on 2011-09-07 18:25:00 by David Taylor)
  72. I am enjoying the new website,its been a while since my last visit(sorry),The Toppings Coach you now have brings back fond memories as my late Father had a spell working for them and I remember travelling on them when he used to take it back to the garage.
    The picture of the 'Jackwagon' lifting a deliberately-overturned Atlantean at the Big Bus Show in 1979 at Edge Lane,is showing my age as I witnessed this as a young nine year old,quite a sight to behold at that age.My Father worked for,MPTE and Crosville amongst others and love looking at the old Buses you have.I am looking forward to the 11 September so I can tavel on them again and bring back all them happy memories.

    (Posted on 2011-09-05 23:10:00 by Will Cody)
  73. Today, I will be looking for new printers for the Newsletter. I had worked up a good working relationship with our usual printers, who would let me go behind the scenes and do some last minute editting. But still the quality of the print was hit and miss. This last one (No.49) was very poor as they had new staff. I had showed them a recent good one (No.47) as an example of what they could achieve. So I apologise for the poor quality of the latest edition - after some 24 hours (yes, this was a tough one) of editing - I felt badly let down.

    (Posted on 2011-09-01 09:01:00 by Graham Foulkes (MTTNews Editor))
  74. I noticed on face book someone looking for an old bus book about Liverpool Transport I did see this one in a small book shop just around the corner from the Transport Museum in Leyland Town Centre towards the supermarket . They wanted about £49. Anyone wanting more information can contact me via Facebook.

    (Posted on 2011-08-30 13:43:00 by Charlie Daly)
  75. Just seen an electronic preview of the newsletter, it gets better each time!

    (Posted on 2011-08-29 14:05:00 by Tony Salmon)
  76. The latest MTTNews is at the printers (pick-up on Tuesday (!)), so should be hitting doormats around the Bank Holiday weekend. This quarter’s 28-page edition includes a view from t’other side of the Pennines, the development of joint services in Bootle and 6, yes six, pages about something new we want to share with you.
    MTTNews 49 is brought to you by Steve Kelly, Mark Youdan, Tony Salmon, Colin McCormick, Brian Jones, Mark Shields, Chris Tunstall, Kevin Rowe, Brian Moore, Andy Pendleton Neil Hilton and Matt. Thanks, The Editor.

    (Posted on 2011-08-17 21:22:00 by Graham Foulkes)
  77. Hi, Just been taken back in time, although now living in Cape Town, used to remember the 79c and 79d, backloaders, trying to get up Childwall Valley Road in the ice and snow!!! listening to the engines, took me back 40 odd years, keep up the good work.

    Bernard Parr.

    (Posted on 2011-08-03 13:42:00 by Bernard Parr)
  78. Hi, looked at the website, very impressed. As a previous fitter at PAR for several years, recognise a few of the numbers. progressed to Tech Office at Edge Lane until 1986, then joined VOSA. Organised the transfer of the Titan to Burscough last month, hope to meet up with people soon as have sent off membership forms.

    (Posted on 2011-07-14 19:24:00 by Steve Wood)
  79. Well, the deadline for submissions to the Newsletter would be today. I have a book review, some in service shots of 2160, a shot of 2148 (already here in fb though), and a long overdue Mark Shields article on old routes. It would be August's edition so it could wait to include some news of Woodvale. So, so far 9 pages!!! As boringly as ever, contributions sought please. Many tars.

    (Posted on 2011-07-10 15:48:00 by Graham Foulkes, MTTNews Editor)
  80. Good Evening Rob Nixon,

    My dad was a driver as well. The Busmans parties every year was spent on one before getting to Frifth Beach, back when they put sawdust on the bus for those of us who threw up (me included - still the same :) ) We may have met on one of those trips. Dad's nickname was Gibbo, called Vinny. Miss him like mad. Dad worked from Penny Lane before D-Day in 1986. He is on this site somewhere, just cannot seem to find him Great site MB.

    (Posted on 2011-06-21 12:17:00 by Desiree O'Neil (Gibson))
  81. Thanks for my viewing

    (Posted on 2011-06-09 20:25:00 by BE)
  82. hi there. my dad drove these busses in the 70's and 80's. and i have traveled a fair few miles on them too(when i was a lad!).
    dad used to work from edge lane and green lane depots. just found your site and you cant imagine the memorys these photos are bringing back. thanks

    (Posted on 2011-06-09 18:33:00 by rob nixon)
  83. got my newsletter today, excellant as always thanks Graham

    (Posted on 2011-05-25 16:35:00 by Andrew Sherman)
  84. Hi Just been on you site good site well infomed and well worth a visit. Keep up the good work!

    (Posted on 2011-05-21 16:45:00 by Bob Haughton)
  85. May's 'Spring' Newsletter will be out shortly for Friends and Members - one promised article about Buses to Page Moss is awaited - due at the end of next weekend Could use some more articles though!

    (Posted on 2011-05-09 19:03:00 by Graham Foulkes - Newsletter Editor)
  86. hıçbeıng a new nartm member ı was serchıng the websıte to see who else ıs on board.ıve always loved lıverpool and ıts buses.ı dıdnt realıse they were green tıll ı saw the lıver bırds ın the sıxtıes.also the vıdeo for penny lane of course!.love at fırst sıght!.my frıends and ı have been up for a couple of runnıng days whıch were amazıng!.your buses are a credıt to yourselves and the cıty of lıverpool!.beıng of a certaın age.the beatles were my tıme so to be ın theır home town and see the buses ıs cloud 9.especıally goıng down penny lane and menlove ave.ı hope to see your vısıtıng menbers when you come to see us ın may.

    (Posted on 2011-04-28 09:28:00 by alan west)
  87. GREAT DAY OUT BY THE LOOKS OF THE PICTURES SORRY COULDNT MAKE IT COULD YOU PLEASE KEEP ME INFORMED ABOUT ANY FORTHCOMING EVENTS THAN K YOU MY DAD WAS A BUS DRIVER FOR 40 YEARS HE WORKED OUT OF EDGE LA GARAGE DRIVING THE BACK LOADERS ON THE 6AND 40 ROUTE FROM HUYTON TO CITY CENTER THANKS ONCE AGAIN

    (Posted on 2011-04-26 18:37:00 by stephen whittle)
  88. Congratulations to everyone involved with organising Buses to Page Moss. I had not travelled to Knowsley village before and I had not been on 255 since I was a kid growing up in the Pool and I had not been to Page Moss for a very long time...the flats at Woolfall heath have gone.
    Brian Jones-Rhyl.

    (Posted on 2011-04-25 08:19:00 by Brian Jones)
  89. Brilliant site.I've driven some of the buses which have been restored.Took me back to the good old days of the 60's - 70's in P.A.R.

    Well done and congratulations to all of you.

    (Posted on 2011-04-24 19:04:00 by John McIntyre ex 6585 P.A.R.)
  90. Hi all your collection is great
    drove many of them from 1966 St helens 1969 Green lane 1971 Edge Lane now retired
    good luck for the future
    Regards Charlie

    (Posted on 2011-04-21 16:10:00 by Charlie Daly)
  91. Saw an advert for a running day in Buses mag and checked out the website - lived in New Brighton till 1985 (aged 14) and was often around the garaged and Edge Lane works collecting numbers. Seeing this site has certainly brought back some good memories - I think you've just got yourself a new member :-)

    (Posted on 2011-04-11 02:04:00 by Neil)
  92. As an ex conductor on St Helen's corpy I am very intrested in how it come to being they were taken over? and what happened to all the buses/drivers/conductors,I emigrated to Rockingham Western Australia dec 1970 but wouldn't let us on to Australian soil for 12 month's ( weird Rainhill sense of humor can anybody work it out????) every since I can remember I have a fasination for buses doesn't matter wether it's ST Helen's, or LCPT or MTT ( transperth wa),
    The next part to ex pat's will make your heart feel warm & homesick, Around 15 years ago we had an old AEC LCPT ** still in it's orginal 60's color travelling around Perth/Fremantle as a travelling mobile home, well when I saw it it was at our caravan/boating show, The husband & wife had decided to visit the show, but were mistaken for an exibit and were giuided to Park the bus ( talking to the Wfe& husband later) he tried to protest, look sorry mate your holding the rest of the exhibits up he looked behind there's all these converted buses which had seen him so though ahh and all joined the convoy so he parked, and went to visit the show when he came back they was taken back with people around the bus peering into the windows, an official approached him mate get you sign's out and open up people want to see inside TYPICALL SCOUSE SENSE OF HUMOR, We have just realised we forgot to pack them ok then open up and i'll get you an exhibit board AND YOUR PASSES FOR LUNCH/TEA for the two day's? not bad for a mistaken exhibit have more on this story if you want? Mike Doran

    (Posted on 2011-04-09 16:14:00 by michael Doran)
  93. I am now seeking articles for the Trust's Newsletter - MTTNews. All newsworthy articles and photos considered - virtually everything offered gets published, so get writing, Thanks.

    (Posted on 2011-04-06 18:32:00 by Graham Foulkes)
  94. Great to see so many buses I well remember from years gone by. In fact there are one or two I have actually driven. I think you have Atlantean 1054 or 1055 in the collection? I drove these at Speke!!

    (Posted on 2011-03-24 14:47:00 by John Kibbey)
  95. Great to see so many buses I well remember from years gone by. In fact there are one or two I have actually driven. I think you have Atlantean 1054 or 1055 in the collection? I drove these at Speke!!

    (Posted on 2011-03-24 14:47:00 by John Kibbey)
  96. As a current traffic supervisor at Arriva bootle and having grown up with the generations of vehicles that the MTT have amassed i am very keen to get an opportunity to get to drive some of the vehicles that ferried me around during my youth, when i first arrived at arriva we had 3122 as a semi automatic and 3142 which still remain my favourite vehicles to this day.Please point me in the right direction chaps

    (Posted on 2011-03-14 22:56:00 by Chris Credidio)
  97. I am looking forward to the Page Moss event on 24 April. An ex-pat member of the MTT living in Vancouver, British Columbia, I will be on holiday in Liverpool in late April. Have been a keen observer of Liverpool buses since the 1960s.

    (Posted on 2011-03-02 16:55:00 by Stephen Phillips)
  98. I use to drive passed E2 on Longview Lane Huyton because it was parked there being used as a mobile holiday home until one year it got set on fire by vandals

    (Posted on 2011-02-23 23:45:00 by Charles Lennard)
  99. Nice to hear that A36 has been fully restored. I was a Apprentice Electrician at Edge Lane Works around 1960. I helped to rewire this bus when it cami in for a major overhaul. If anybody remembers me then please contact me

    (Posted on 2011-02-21 21:08:00 by gordon ainsworth)
  100. Got mine today as well - put my day on hold while I read it all - superb!

    (Posted on 2011-02-16 22:38:00 by Tony Salmon)