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, 5 September 2008
Ribble's Final Leyland PD3 No. 1850
Numerically at least 1850 a MCW bodied bus of 1963 was the very last of these Leyland PD3's delivered to Ribble. When new it entered service at Morecambe and towards the end of it's life it was seen not very far away inland at Lancaster where it was doing a local service to Newmarket Avenue. One of the good things about black and white photography is that it's easy to forget that the proper colour had been replaced by that NBC poppy-red and the bus still looks a lovely sight.