I AM CHRISTOPHER LEACH THE ARTIST. I started this blog so that I can share with everyone my vast collection of transport photographs showing a personal and nostalgic view of the industry with images that span some 45 years taking in the U.K and some of Europe. I have no darkroom and so rather than being the perfectionist after tidying them up I upload the images warts and all, and even those that won't scan squarely or are scratched. In a way it adds age and character. You are all free to download these for your personal use but please remember I still own them and you are not just free to use them without prior permission for any knd of publishing. Click on images to enlarge them and if you want to see more leave your comments or visit my website for the mother-site with galleries including those Buses & Girls: PICTUREWORLD

Friday, 15 February 2008

I bet the kids in Porto missed the Atlanteans

Riding on the back of a Leyland Atlantean mean't something quite different to the naughty scallywags of Porto and if they lived to tell the tale I'm sure they were sadly missed. But as you can see from this photo there was not much to hold on to. This operator started buying these buses in 1962 with bodywork by Martins and Caetano and these ten were followed in 1963-4 by another 30 by Dalfa. But of course it is the 1966 batch of more angular Caetano examples that most people remember.

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