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, 29 June 2008

Maidstone & District:: Daimler Fleetline

M & D was an early user of the first generation of rear-engined double-deckers with both lowheight and Highbridge MCW bodies on Leyland Atlantean chassis. But in 1963 the choice swung to Daimler who could not only provide a bus with the more frugal Gardner 6LX engine the comparable Fleetline chassis was far more suited to the provision of lowbridge bodywork and the company took no less than three batches of these attractive Northern Counties bodied buses including DL97 from the middle series of 1966 at Maidstone on the frequent Gillingham route. Sorry about the quality which is not bad at all for my kid's first Ilford Sporty Camera.

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