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

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Manchester: Park Royal bodied Atlantean

Partly because it owned Northern Counties the bus body-builder many of the Greater Manchester Transport buses carried NC bodies including of course most of the Atlanteans and all the Olympians. It was easy to spot the Park Royal bodied Atlanteans though as they had well-rounded front domes whereas NC bodies were more box-like. Some of my negatives turned out rather cloudy and fogged but the effect was not always too unpleasant maybe just losing some background detail. No 7822 from the long since closed Northenden Garage (NN) makes it's way along Deansgate before as it heads for Moss Side and Wythenshaw Estate to the south of the city.

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