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, 26 January 2008

Sheffield Mainline: 2315 Dominator-Northern Counties

Although the Municipal Sector liked the Dominator as it was their kind of bus giving them a much wider choice of engine and bodywork options than the megalith British Leyland which had become rather dictatorial it still did not sell in great numbers compared to the competition and that included the MCW Metrobus. The South Yorkshire PTE though was it's biggest customer by a large margin building up a huge fleet of Alexander R-Series bodied buses. However there were also some by East Lancs and a smaller batch of ten buses including No.2315 carrying Northern Counties bodied caught hurrying through Sheffield and carrying the code GR to show it was allocated to Greenland Garage in the city

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