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

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Liverpool: Village People

Like other cities and towns in Britain Liverpool saw some intense bus competition on it's streets in the 90's. As well as the large players some remained relatively unknown like this company called Village whose former Greater Manchester Leyland Titan TL11 4015 now bore a livery slightly reminiscent of that once worn by the old Lancashire United Transport of Atherton. Manchester like the West Midlands fleet whose former Daimler Fleetline can also be seen as a Merseyline Travel bus, only took small trial batches of these London inspired buses and the fifteen GMT buses delivered in 1978 and 1980 utilised the engines offered by both Gardner and Leyland itself.

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