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, 16 January 2009

Portuguese Railway Buses

Once as well as Leylands and of course AEC, British built Guy buses from Wolverhampton were also quite common in Portuguese bus fleets. When I was there in 1984 at least I found one or two still at work with the Railway like Utic bodied (CP) No.7 seen here awaiting it's next duty at the depot next to the railway station in Porto.


Artdesire said...

Thank you for this photo of a bus company that has nothing to do with RN, bus has also disappeared from the roads. Funny is that the Utic guys have used a standard chrome grille for buses with the destination roll in the lower front, whilst the Portuguese usually do some manual adaptation work in matters like this. At the far end one of CP's (Caminhos de Ferro de Portugal) beautiful Volvos.

Artdesire said...

Also... the rather unattractive livery that reminds you more of police vehicles, is an instant translation of the front paintwork on CP locomotives.

simao28 said...

Hello Duarte

These Guy buses when thay came out of Utic had 2 destination rolls.

One in the upper part (but bigger than the one on the picture) and one lower. The front apparently suffered a transformation.

Original livery was more attractive: Wine and cream above the window line.


Alberico Duarte