The North West Bus Blog has a varied selection of writer and photograph contributors, they commit their free time to run this blog as well as all the tasks associated with running a modern day website.

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    Archie Campbell

    His interest in the bus industry stems from an interest in various aspects of the railway from a young age. It started at Flixton station, where he would watch the Class 142 Pacer units bouncing around. His railway interest grew faster, but then the buses were back. He can't quite pin the exact source of the interest in buses is, but he thinks it was probably the scene within Greater Manchester that enticed him in, which eventually led him to seek employment in the bus industry working and repairing vehicles to keep them out on the road.

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    Daniel Jones

    He genuinely doesn't know how he got interested in buses, it’s hard to believe anyone could gain an interest in an environment of old, musty-smelling Darts! However, he says that his interest probably stems from the R-registration Volvo Olympians that Arriva Wrexham had from new back in 1998 (R233-9 AEY) which fascinated him from new, as well as the Mercedes-Benz minibuses which were the mainstay of the area.

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    Luke Bowman

    His interest in public transport was created at a very young age, with 'red' buses and 'green' buses trundling along the old 184/365 route. He grew up on old Mercedes-Benz O405s on his local route until 2005 when the dawn of the low-floor Wrightbus Eclipse Urban bodied Volvo saloons began on First's new Overground network. From day one he enjoyed the Urbans thoroughly. His interest in trains also grew at the same time, with Pacers bouncing along the now closed 'Oldham Loop' and the dawn of the Class 185 'Desiros' back in the mid-2000s. He has a particular interest in the Eclipse range that Wrightbus offered back in the 2000s, with Volvo B9TLs being his favourite. He still enjoys the memories of the much older Olympians and step-entrance buses whenever he is given the chance to ride them.

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