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

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

A Favourite Bus: Warrington Leyland PD2 No.41

I don't know about you but I have always had favourite individual buses maybe they reminded me of a girlfriend, or perhaps I saw them on delivery or they simply stood out in some way. But the differences could be quite small and cosmetic like the sound or them if they were Leyland's retaining all their polished hug-caps and manufacturers badges. I photographed Warrington 41 a number of times because unlike it's East-Lancs Leyland PD2/40 sisters which received a later livery with greater areas of white this vehicle somehow still kept it's traditional Warrington red and white colours with that crisp black lining out when I was photographing it in 1980. BED 722C was special anyway as it had a tall look because Warrington ordered this batch of ten buses for delivery in 1965 with narrow 7 ft 6 in bodies.

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