Covid may have restricted visitor numbers, but the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester has been busy adding to its collection and refreshing and restoring several significant existing vehicles displayed in its historic premises off Queens Road

A pleasant line-up awaits visitors entering the upper display hall in the Museum of Transport – the museum is split into two halls at slightly differing levels reflecting the 1928 and 1935 dates of building. In this corner alone are representatives of Selnec PTE (1972 Leyland Atlantean/Park Royal 7001: VNB 101L), Salford (1966 Leyland Titan PD2/40/MCW 254: FRJ 254D and 1962 Daimler CVG6/Metro-Cammell 112: TRJ 112), North Western Road Car (1948 all-Leyland Titan PD2/1 224: CDB 224), Bolton (1956 Leyland Titan PD2/13/Metro-Cammell 77: JBN 153), Manchester (1958 Leyland Titan PD2/40/Burlingham 3496: TNA 496) and Rochdale (1951 AEC Regent III/East Lancs 235: HDK 835).

year in lockdown has been hard for Britain’s bus museums as well as current-day operators but no visitors does not mean no activity, as we learned when sitting down with Dennis Talbot, chairman of the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester, one of the country’s biggest and longest-established museums of its kind.

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