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 December 2008

Two different PTE Leyland buses in Liverpool

It's 1979 in Liverpool where having absorbed the operator that separated them called Lancashire United Transport, Greater Manchester PTE now met the also large Merseyside PTE head-on. Typical of the local fleet was this Leyland Atlantean AN68 bodied in the styles of several manufactures including this late example by Metro-Cammell before it turned exclusively to bodying it's own products like the Metrobus. LUT had bought a decent sized fleet of Leyland National buses including this one which although painted in the Greater Manchester orange and cream still carried it's old LUT fleet-number later to be changed to 230.

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