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

Friday, 13 June 2008

Shakes: No Great Sheiks it's Friday Thirteenth

Isn't it always the case that when you return from holiday you find that your favourite photograph is blurred or streaked by the Baghdad Airport X.Ray scanning machine that tells you it's harmless to film. As you can probably judge by now my favourite buses overall are Leylands of a certain age complete with the manufacturer's badges and wheel trims and this United Tours coach caught baking in the mid-day sun during Easter 1984 at Neviot in the Sinai was a real beauty even without it's Royal Tiger Worldmaster badge.


LERT said...

United Tours purchased no less than 68 units of these Merkavim-bodied LERT 1/1 (Royal Tiger Worldmaster), between 1968 and 1971. With Leyland's monopoly over by late 1971, UT went for Turkish-made MAN (MANA┼× 590HO-R), and was eventually sold to DAN in 1976.

This 337263, a 1972 modelyear chassis, is one of the last three Leylands bought by UT, and is bearing a DAN fleet number (2124) in this picture. It was out of service in 1984

christopher said...

Lert, thanks for your highly knowlegable comments as usual. I'm glad someone is interested in my photos of buses in Israel as from a British point of view I came at a good time. I'm just sorry this isn't a better shot as the coach was a beauty.