Operator: English Electric demonstrator
Fleet No: 560 with Bradford
Registration No: CK 3898
Chassis: Leyland Lion PLSC1 modified
Chassis No: 6001
Body: English Electric B31R (Later B32C)
In service: 29-Mar-1929 with Bradford
Disposal: To Dalby (Bradford) for scrap
Seen as rebuilt to centre-entrance and on Mossley Road, outside the depot, whilst on hire to Ashton-under-Lyne Corporation. The bus carries a poster inside for a new Ashton to Urmston bus service which commenced on 20-Jan-1928, allowing this photograph to be dated to within a few weeks. That service, after several mutations, became the legendary 6 service from Manchester to Glossop, worked by four operators until the formation of SELNEC.
CK 3898 worked for Ashton for six months before running at Maidstone from 25-Jul-1928.