North Western 100

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Stylish Alexander-bodied Daimler Fleetlines became a significant part of the North Western fleet. FJA 196D was new in 1966. MOTGM

The centenary of a legendary North West operator is being marked with a unique major event, writes Nick Larkin

The North Western Road Car Company, set up in 1923, served a major area and became renowned for the quality of service and loyalty of staff. Many regretted the decision to dismantle the company and divide its constituents between neighbouring operators in 1972.

A century later, ‘North Western 100’ is being organised by the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester on 22 and 23 April. Fifteen of the operator’s former vehicles are booked in and no less than four post-restoration debuts are expected.


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