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

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Wigan Corporation Leyland Panthers

Wigan Corporation was one of those quite numerous 100% all Leyland fleets and not surprisingly build up a large fleet of Titan PD2 and PD3 buses but towards the end of the Sixties these gave way to the Atlantean plus two Panther Cubs and a larger batch of Panthers. These twelve more powerful Panthers were numbered between 1680-1691 and carried locally built Northern Counties dual-entrance bodywork. Nos.1682 and 1683 were being filled up together at the end of their busy day at the Melverley Garage, somewhere I never got turned away from even after the operation passed to Greater Manchester PTE in 1974

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