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

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Southampton Citybus: Dennis Lancet

In 1985 not only were all it's buses double-deckers all but five of them in the smart Southampton City Transport fleet were Leyland Atlanteans, but by the end of the Decade not only had it renamed itself to Citybus the fleet contained some single-deck variety in the shape of new Leyland Lynx buses together with some second-hand Leyland Nationals. But maybe the most interesting of these single-deckers was this unusual Dennis Lancet with Wadham Stringer bodywork that had not travelled very far starting life as part of a batch of three at Portsmouth just along the coast. I don't know whether Southampton took all three or just this, numerically the last one ex-No.97.

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