MIKE SHAW & MIKE EYRE tell the story of the man — and his pioneering role in the motorbus industry — behind a historic object secured recently by the Greater Manchester Museum of Transport

Go North West 33841, the Alexander Dennis Enviro400 that was the first recipient of the company’s livery, posed in front of Queens Road depot with its newly restored clock and the foundation stone in the wall beneath the Go North West sign. The street sign for Boyle Street is on the far left. BRIAN LOMAS

Today, Queens Road depot is the head office and sole operating base of Go North West. When it opened in 1901, it was Manchester Corporation’s first tramcar depot.

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