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

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Porto: Chris I'M an OM

Amongst the many interest buses to be seen in Porto in 1984 was this attractive OM Fiat based midibus.


Artdesire said...

Fantastic picture! This is one of the little gems built by UTIC on OM chassis for a company called Moreira, Gomes e Costas. If ever we would have had the financial means to preserve buses in Portugal, this one would have been on the list. In the back a state-of-the-art (in those days) UTIC Europa and at the right, with the cheerful driver, one of the UTIC beauties that always have been my favourite type.

christopher said...

Glad you like this one Durate, I do too. When was it built?

Artdesire said...

According to the license plate this bus must have been built in 1965 or 1966.