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, 1 November 2008

Bolton: A Lancashire United Daimler Fleeline

Like many operators Lancashire United did not convert to rear-engined double-deckers straight away in the early Sixties just buying a few alongside it's tried and trusted no-nonsense Guy Arabs. The modern Daimler Fleetline buses carried similar styled Northern Counties bodywork and although they looked a bit heavy from the rear I feel this was one of the most pleasingly proportioned early designs for these buses. In 1962 and the following year LUT took six of these buses 97-102 and 137-142.

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