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, 6 February 2008
Reading TN Type Leyland Titan
The double-deck counterpart to the Leyland National called the Titan was not a huge success due to production delays and it's cost which was a shame really as it was a lovely sturdy bus. Although some of the PTE's like Manchester and West Midlands took trial batches it was only London who took it seriously enough to build up a large fleet ordering 1130 examples. However there was one Muncipal further up the Thames which always bought something different to the others and that was Reading which like London Transport took a number along with the MCW Metrobus which proved much more popular with the Area PTE's. Two initial T-Reg buses were followed by this batch of ten Y's Nos.70-79. Also in this view doing a Saturday Afternoon Promanade various local girls give us an impromptu display of Ninties Fashion.