Created 17-Sep-11
This gallery has been under development a long time but is now almost as complete as it ever will be, given that there will always be new things to photograph. The project started in 2006 with Fotopic and after their demise was parked for some time at Pikfu before settling here.

To old and new visitors, a warm welcome. The site is, I believe, much improved, with images displayed at higher resolution but in a way that does not compromise the copyright of the many people who have so kindly supported this site since it was started.

The objective of this gallery is to be reference source on the buses of Saddleworth. I have a large collection of photographs of buses taken all around the district covering over forty years and wanted to be able to show them to those who were interested. The nature of them means that the interest will not be confined to bus enthusiasts as they illustrate the tremendous changes there have been in this beautiful district in more recent times.

Consequently I have tried to develop it as a local history resource as well. In adding captions to the photographs I have, where possible, drawn attention to features in the background. A further part of the historical aspect is to record the history of each service.

I would not pretend to know everything about the buses or the locations and there will undoubtedly be errors. I therefore welcome contibutions to this resource which can be photographs, historical information, corrections or anything else. Any photograph, old or new, can add to the total picture and all that I use will be acknowledged. Comments are always welcome and they help to bring the site to life.

This gallery is grouped by bus service and the photographs follow the route in order, so select the first image, click the"Slide Show" option, sit back and take a journey without doing anything more. The one difference is with the 10/180 and 14/184 collections, where I have so many pictures it made sense to do separate galleries for each direction. Where buses are diverted off their normal route I have generally put such photos at the end of the collection as it can be difficult to place them in a correct sequence.

I should like to thank the others who have helped the gallery develop. Mark Amis deserves a special mention due to not just his willingness to make such a superb range of pictures available but the active encouragement given, especially in the period when the concept was still under development. Phil Smith has also inspired me when it came to the express services by providing a huge amount of information which to me brought the pictures to life.

Thanks are also due to the following for permission to use their photos:

Paul Anderson
Martin Arthur
Graham Ashworth
Michael Bennett
Jon Brierley
Peter Crichton
Alan Cross
Adrian Dodsley
Alistair Douglas
Bob Downham
Ray Dunning (via Peter Thompson)
Les Eddy
Stan Fitton
Colin Fox
Michael Fox
Peter Fox
John Fozard
James Frisby
Dennis Gill
Frank Gradwell
Peter Greaves
Mark Green
Nigel Hall
Mark Harrington
Chris Heaps
John Hibbert
Peter Horrex
John Kaye
Ted Jones
John Jones
Brian Lomas
Chris Lowe
Geoff Lumb
Roy Marshall
Phil Moth
Tony Moyes
Eric Ogden
Noel Ogden
Online Transport Archive
Photobus
Peter Relf
Remember When (Michael Rooum)
Colin Routh
Ian Roberts
John Turnbull
Vince
Peter Whitworth
Paul Wreghitt

Without the contributions and efforts of all these photographers this gallery would be so much less comprehensive.

Maps and other information

Visitors 333
3 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Maps and other information

Early bus services

Visitors 231
1 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Early bus services

10, 180 and X80 - Manchester to Greenfield

Visitors 1
207 photos
Created 4-Nov-22
Modified 4-Nov-22
10, 180 and X80 - Manchester to Greenfield

10, 180 and X80 - Greenfield to Manchester

Visitors 1
223 photos
Created 5-Nov-22
Modified 5-Nov-22
10, 180 and X80 - Greenfield to Manchester

13 & 183 - Manchester to Uppermill and Greenfield via Scouthead

Visitors 0
93 photos
Created 5-Nov-22
Modified 5-Nov-22
13 & 183 - Manchester to Uppermill and Greenfield via Scouthead

82 - Manchester to Waterhead and Uppermill

Visitors 0
25 photos
Created 8-Nov-22
Modified 8-Nov-22
82 - Manchester to Waterhead and Uppermill

14 & 184 - Manchester to Uppermill, Diggle and Huddersfield

Visitors 1
210 photos
Created 5-Nov-22
Modified 5-Nov-22
14 & 184 - Manchester to Uppermill, Diggle and Huddersfield

14 & 184 - Huddersfield, Diggle and Uppermill to Manchester

Visitors 1
295 photos
Created 7-Nov-22
Modified 7-Nov-22
14 & 184 - Huddersfield, Diggle and Uppermill to Manchester

X84 - Manchester to Carrcote

Visitors 0
36 photos
Created 7-Nov-22
Modified 7-Nov-22
X84 - Manchester to Carrcote

P, 153, 155, 433 & 434 - Uppermill Circular

Visitors 1
34 photos
Created 6-Nov-22
Modified 6-Nov-22
P, 153, 155, 433 & 434 - Uppermill Circular

431 to 434 - Carrcote to Diggle via Oldham

Visitors 0
39 photos
Created 6-Nov-22
Modified 6-Nov-22
431 to 434 - Carrcote to Diggle via Oldham

O, S, T, 27, 28, 29, 427 & 429 - Manchester, Hollinwood, Grotton and Diggle

Visitors 0
283 photos
Created 7-Nov-22
Modified 7-Nov-22
O, S, T, 27, 28, 29, 427 & 429 - Manchester, Hollinwood, Grotton and Diggle

429 - Manchester to Greenfield and Huddersfield

Visitors 262
35 photos
Created 2-Jan-21
Modified 2-Jan-21
429 - Manchester to Greenfield and Huddersfield

398 - Ashton to Grotton

Visitors 188
7 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
398 - Ashton to Grotton

183 - Grotton to Limeside

Visitors 99
17 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
183 - Grotton to Limeside

H, 4, 6, 404, 406, 408 & 422 Chadderton/Moston and Oldham to Denshaw

Visitors 0
30 photos
Created 7-Nov-22
Modified 7-Nov-22
H, 4, 6, 404, 406, 408 & 422 Chadderton/Moston and Oldham to Denshaw

Manchester to Bradford - Ripponden and District

Visitors 270
6 photos
Created 14-Jan-16
Modified 14-Jan-16
Manchester to Bradford - Ripponden and District

223 & 224 - Leeds to Manchester via Halifax

Visitors 251
8 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
223 & 224 - Leeds to Manchester via Halifax

556, 561 & 562 - Manchester and Oldham to Halifax

Visitors 775
128 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
556, 561 & 562 - Manchester and Oldham to Halifax

407 (& 82) - Manchester and Oldham to Denshaw

Visitors 327
71 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
407 (& 82) - Manchester and Oldham to Denshaw

154, 154A, 353 & 354 - Ashton to Uppermill and Denshaw

Visitors 0
149 photos
Created 9-Nov-22
Modified 9-Nov-22
154, 154A, 353 & 354 - Ashton to Uppermill and Denshaw

353 - Ashton to Denshaw

Visitors 402
114 photos
Created 15-May-16
Modified 15-May-16
353 - Ashton to Denshaw

355 - Ashton to Oldham

Visitors 466
77 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
355 - Ashton to Oldham

350 - Ashton to Oldham

Visitors 508
283 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
350 - Ashton to Oldham

156 Friezland to Newhey

Visitors 341
9 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
156 Friezland to Newhey

157, 356 & 437 - Mossley to Diggle

Visitors 0
20 photos
Created 12-Nov-22
Modified 12-Nov-22
157, 356 & 437 - Mossley to Diggle

158, 436 & 438 - Mossley to Delph and Denshaw

Visitors 2
30 photos
Created 12-Nov-22
Modified 12-Nov-22
158, 436 & 438 - Mossley to Delph and Denshaw

341 & 342 - Uppermill to Ashton Market and Asda

Visitors 82
7 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
341 & 342 - Uppermill to Ashton Market and Asda

E, 16, 340, 343, 344 & 416 - Oldham to Mossley and Hyde

Visitors 0
173 photos
Created 7-Nov-22
Modified 7-Nov-22
E, 16, 340, 343, 344 & 416 - Oldham to Mossley and Hyde

160 - Oldham to Huddersfield

Visitors 229
5 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
160 - Oldham to Huddersfield

65 & 365 - Oldham to Huddersfield

Visitors 791
159 photos
Created 10-Sep-18
Modified 10-Sep-18
65 & 365 - Oldham to Huddersfield

352 - Ashton to Denshaw

Visitors 171
23 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
352 - Ashton to Denshaw

351 - Friezland to Rochdale

Visitors 114
29 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
351 - Friezland to Rochdale

356 - Greenfield to Oldham

Visitors 149
31 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
356 - Greenfield to Oldham

418 (& 397) - Lees and Springhead local service

Visitors 79
19 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
418 (& 397) - Lees and Springhead local service

Saddleworth Operators

Visitors 575
37 photos
Created 7-Sep-21
Modified 7-Sep-21
Saddleworth Operators

School workings

Visitors 310
85 photos
Created 25-Jan-21
Modified 25-Jan-21
School workings

Greenfield Paper Mill workings

Visitors 1
19 photos
Created 8-Nov-22
Modified 8-Nov-22
Greenfield Paper Mill workings

Other works services

Visitors 0
32 photos
Created 12-Nov-22
Modified 12-Nov-22
Other works services

X12 - Manchester to Bradford

Visitors 834
48 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
X12 - Manchester to Bradford

Manchester to Barnsley

Visitors 236
6 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Manchester to Barnsley

X25 - Manchester to Scarborough

Visitors 432
27 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
X25 - Manchester to Scarborough

X97, X98 and X99 - Tyne-Tees-Mersey

Visitors 641
29 photos
Created 29-Jun-21
Modified 29-Jun-21
X97, X98 and X99 - Tyne-Tees-Mersey

National Express services

Visitors 243
29 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
National Express services

430 - Bury and Rochdale to Greenfield and Holmfirth

Visitors 184
5 photos
Created 29-Jun-21
Modified 29-Jun-21
430 - Bury and Rochdale to Greenfield and Holmfirth

235 - Manchester to Uppermill via Littlemoss

Visitors 103
4 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
235 - Manchester to Uppermill via Littlemoss

903 & 904 - Huddersfield to Oldham and Ashton

Visitors 139
4 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
903 & 904 - Huddersfield to Oldham and Ashton

349 - Saddleworth Park and Ride services

Visitors 70
8 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
349 - Saddleworth Park and Ride services

DS1 and DS2 - Uppermill to Dovestone Reservoir

Visitors 73
21 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
DS1 and DS2 - Uppermill to Dovestone Reservoir

352 Holmfirth to Uppermill

Visitors 82
8 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
352 Holmfirth to Uppermill

X50 Holmfirth to Ashton

Visitors 53
3 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
X50 Holmfirth to Ashton

Saddleworth Vintage Bus

Visitors 118
8 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Saddleworth Vintage Bus

Rail replacement services

Visitors 176
25 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Rail replacement services

Diverted Mossley services

Visitors 93
29 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Diverted Mossley services

Buses visiting Saddleworth

Visitors 0
119 photos
Created 13-Nov-22
Modified 13-Nov-22
Buses visiting Saddleworth

Whit Friday

Visitors 462
63 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Whit Friday

Demand-responsive transport

Visitors 37
4 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Demand-responsive transport

Saddleworth bus stops and signs

Visitors 179
39 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Saddleworth bus stops and signs