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

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Shall I take a photo or just scratch my head?

The various London Sightseeing Tours operations have seen a good variety of vehicles over the years and as well as there being many normally retired types like Metrobuses and Fleetlines being offered a lifeline one could also see some surprising vehicles like FRM 1 the rear-engined Routemaster, BMMO D9's and massive three-axle former National Express MCW Metroliner coaches. However if one didn't know already this re-registered old Leyland working in the Nineties was a bit of an enigma. But experienced older enthusiasts might just be able to make out some the remaining Park Royal features from this former Barrow Corporation Leyland PD2 of 1958 which had been retained as a trainer . London Sightseeing Tours might have been friendly but I have to say they were not very kind to this bus, but the way I see it is that at least another fine old Leyland half-cab was saved for a few more years from the breakers torch.

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