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 357
3 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Maps and other information

Early bus services

Visitors 244
1 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Early bus services

10, 180 and X80 - Manchester to Greenfield

Visitors 22
207 photos
Created 3-Feb-23
Modified 3-Feb-23
10, 180 and X80 - Manchester to Greenfield

10, 180 and X80 - Greenfield to Manchester

Visitors 38
223 photos
Created 3-Feb-23
Modified 3-Feb-23
10, 180 and X80 - Greenfield to Manchester

13 & 183 - Manchester to Uppermill and Greenfield via Scouthead

Visitors 9
93 photos
Created 3-Feb-23
Modified 3-Feb-23
13 & 183 - Manchester to Uppermill and Greenfield via Scouthead

82 - Manchester to Waterhead and Uppermill

Visitors 13
25 photos
Created 2-Feb-23
Modified 2-Feb-23
82 - Manchester to Waterhead and Uppermill

14 & 184 - Manchester to Uppermill, Diggle and Huddersfield

Visitors 16
210 photos
Created 11-Nov-23
Modified 11-Nov-23
14 & 184 - Manchester to Uppermill, Diggle and Huddersfield

14 & 184 - Huddersfield, Diggle and Uppermill to Manchester

Visitors 15
295 photos
Created 3-Feb-23
Modified 3-Feb-23
14 & 184 - Huddersfield, Diggle and Uppermill to Manchester

X84 - Manchester to Carrcote

Visitors 6
36 photos
Created 7-Nov-22
Modified 7-Nov-22
X84 - Manchester to Carrcote

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

Visitors 21
34 photos
Created 30-Jan-23
Modified 30-Jan-23
P, 153, 155, 433 & 434 - Uppermill Circular

431 to 434 - Carrcote to Diggle via Oldham

Visitors 12
39 photos
Created 3-Feb-23
Modified 3-Feb-23
431 to 434 - Carrcote to Diggle via Oldham

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

Visitors 16
283 photos
Created 30-Jan-23
Modified 30-Jan-23
O, S, T, 27, 28, 29, 427 & 429 - Manchester, Hollinwood, Grotton and Diggle

429 - Manchester to Greenfield and Huddersfield

Visitors 272
35 photos
Created 2-Jan-21
Modified 2-Jan-21
429 - Manchester to Greenfield and Huddersfield

398 - Ashton to Grotton

Visitors 193
7 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
398 - Ashton to Grotton

183 - Grotton to Limeside

Visitors 101
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 9
30 photos
Created 30-Jan-23
Modified 30-Jan-23
H, 4, 6, 404, 406, 408 & 422 Chadderton/Moston and Oldham to Denshaw

Manchester to Bradford - Ripponden and District

Visitors 276
6 photos
Created 14-Jan-16
Modified 14-Jan-16
Manchester to Bradford - Ripponden and District

223 & 224 - Leeds to Manchester via Halifax

Visitors 266
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 805
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 333
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 15
149 photos
Created 27-Aug-23
Modified 27-Aug-23
154, 154A, 353 & 354 - Ashton to Uppermill and Denshaw

353 - Ashton to Denshaw

Visitors 414
114 photos
Created 15-May-16
Modified 15-May-16
353 - Ashton to Denshaw

355 - Ashton to Oldham

Visitors 486
77 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
355 - Ashton to Oldham

350 - Ashton to Oldham

Visitors 559
283 photos
Created 24-May-23
Modified 24-May-23
350 - Ashton to Oldham

156 Friezland to Newhey

Visitors 361
9 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
156 Friezland to Newhey

157, 356 & 437 - Mossley to Diggle

Visitors 14
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 9
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 87
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 11
173 photos
Created 3-Feb-23
Modified 3-Feb-23
E, 16, 340, 343, 344 & 416 - Oldham to Mossley and Hyde

160 - Oldham to Huddersfield

Visitors 241
5 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
160 - Oldham to Huddersfield

65 & 365 - Oldham to Huddersfield

Visitors 822
159 photos
Created 19-Mar-23
Modified 19-Mar-23
65 & 365 - Oldham to Huddersfield

352 - Ashton to Denshaw

Visitors 181
23 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
352 - Ashton to Denshaw

351 - Friezland to Rochdale

Visitors 121
29 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
351 - Friezland to Rochdale

356 - Greenfield to Oldham

Visitors 155
31 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
356 - Greenfield to Oldham

418 (& 397) - Lees and Springhead local service

Visitors 83
19 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
418 (& 397) - Lees and Springhead local service

Saddleworth Operators

Visitors 619
37 photos
Created 7-Sep-21
Modified 7-Sep-21
Saddleworth Operators

School workings

Visitors 319
85 photos
Created 25-Jan-21
Modified 25-Jan-21
School workings

Greenfield Paper Mill workings

Visitors 6
19 photos
Created 30-Jan-23
Modified 30-Jan-23
Greenfield Paper Mill workings

Other works services

Visitors 6
32 photos
Created 12-Nov-22
Modified 12-Nov-22
Other works services

X12 - Manchester to Bradford

Visitors 865
48 photos
Created 10-Mar-23
Modified 10-Mar-23
X12 - Manchester to Bradford

Manchester to Barnsley

Visitors 246
6 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Manchester to Barnsley

X25 - Manchester to Scarborough

Visitors 440
27 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
X25 - Manchester to Scarborough

X97, X98 and X99 - Tyne-Tees-Mersey

Visitors 676
29 photos
Created 3-Feb-23
Modified 3-Feb-23
X97, X98 and X99 - Tyne-Tees-Mersey

National Express services

Visitors 250
29 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
National Express services

430 - Bury and Rochdale to Greenfield and Holmfirth

Visitors 191
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 110
4 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
235 - Manchester to Uppermill via Littlemoss

903 & 904 - Huddersfield to Oldham and Ashton

Visitors 147
4 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
903 & 904 - Huddersfield to Oldham and Ashton

349 - Saddleworth Park and Ride services

Visitors 76
8 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
349 - Saddleworth Park and Ride services

DS1 and DS2 - Uppermill to Dovestone Reservoir

Visitors 81
21 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
DS1 and DS2 - Uppermill to Dovestone Reservoir

352 Holmfirth to Uppermill

Visitors 85
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 122
8 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Saddleworth Vintage Bus

Rail replacement services

Visitors 184
25 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Rail replacement services

Diverted Mossley services

Visitors 96
29 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Diverted Mossley services

Buses visiting Saddleworth

Visitors 9
119 photos
Created 30-Jan-23
Modified 30-Jan-23
Buses visiting Saddleworth

Whit Friday

Visitors 471
63 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Whit Friday

Demand-responsive transport

Visitors 38
4 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Demand-responsive transport

Saddleworth bus stops and signs

Visitors 184
39 photos
Created 13-May-19
Modified 13-May-19
Saddleworth bus stops and signs