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, 16 February 2008

PMT: Privitisation a big opportunity for small ideas

With Privitisation as well as trying to expand and forge new territories PMT made the most of it's spare work's capicity and engineering skills already deployed bodying those so-called Transit type bread van mini-buses and moved into bigger things like Mercedes midis. But it's most interesting project was to build very presentable but rather homemade looking bodywork on a batch of about eight Leyland Swifts for it's own fleet. One of them 314, probably in 1989 was seen working a town service in Stone which is five miles north of Stafford.

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