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

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Manchester City Transport: Crossley 2136

Manchester City Transport used to have a small trolleybus depot on the Rochdale Road but these had long gone by 1966. However in a corner the garage yard was another endangered beast a 1948 Crossley DD42/75 double-decker with distinctive 'Manchester Streamlined' bodywork by the same manufacturer. Even Manchester's horrible lack of discretion turning everything red when masking in the paint-shop did not quite spoil the splendid look of the characterful buses and even today we remember these simple but effective slogans for Heinz Baked Beans.

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