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

Sunday, 7 October 2007

'South Lancashire' Today: North Western' Tomorrow

Until 1929 in the days when it operated trams Lancashire United Transport was known as South Lancashire, but with the coming of trolleybuses it acquired it's more familar name. Even though by the early Nineties LUT was long dead another quite different South Lancashire Transport had been born operating in the same LUT St Helens and Leigh areas. Like many other of the little up-starts this operator eventually fell into the hands of the big boys, in this instance North Western part of Arriva. But till then ran buses in an attractive dark blue and yellow livery like this Cummins engined Alexander bodied Leyland Tiger which was new to Timeline.

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