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

Monday, 18 June 2007

Lancashire United

I think these Northern Counties bodied Guy Arabs with Lancashire United were a real classic and the gentle curves of the bodywork and window surrounds matched the 'Birmingham Tin Front' perfectly. Although this 1962 vehicle was rear entrance and open-platform, from 1964 buses were supplied with front-entrances and a sliding door. From 1962 like many other operators LUT thought it should embrace the future by ordering new generation rear-engined double-deckers in the shape of the Daimler Fleetline, but alongside these LUT continued to buy larger batches of the solid reliable Guy Arab V bus right till the end of the Sixties when Government Legislation rendered these traditional buses obsolete. No.112 was pictured leaving Salford Bus Station in the sunshine and was taken with my old Ilford Sporty Camera so please excuse the poor quality.

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