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
Monday, 15 September 2008
Potteries Daimler Fleetline 1021 in Hanley
Because of a number of low bridges and especially one at Stoke most of the PMT double-deckers were lowbridge or lowheight like this Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetline of 1964. These thirty-five fleetlines from 1964-5 were the last new double-deckers bought before ECW Bristol VR's ten years later. Before it became part of the NBC vehicles carried type letters in front of their numbers and not only was this L 1021 buses always wore the legend PMT on their sides. However towards the end of it's life like the rest if the fleet it carried the rather unsentimental NBC branding POTTERIES but no doubt despite the poppy red livery the people of Stoke still fondly called them the PMT.