A Railway Aside
In yesterdays blog fbb mentioned to link between Manchester Exchange station (in Salford) and Manchester Victoria Station (in Manchester) the River Irwell forming the boundary.
So we start on Platform 3 at Exchange ...
And So To Glossop Via The Long Reach
fbb would NOT advise his blog-chums to lie in bed of an evening and read this excellent book (The Long Reach) like a novel. It doesn't work like that, or, at least, it didn't work like that for fbb. Your chubby author found that each chapter sent him off onto all sorts of further research, similar to the exploration of Victoria and Exchange stations above.
Each chapter deals with a "spoke" of services operated, pre PTE, on joint service agreements between Manchester and Salford municipal buses and a variety of other operators.
Chapters 6 and 7 deal with services to the east along the Hyde Road. Standard format is to provide a simplified map.