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, 18 January 2009

Premier Travel: Y-Type

As well as of course Scotland where it was ubiquitous, the Alexander Y-Type generally couldn't be found with operators south of the River Trent with the exception of Stratford Blue that bought a Leopard. The one big exception though was Premier Travel who standardised on this type of coach for it's dual-purpose needs. As always they were mounted on the AEC Reliance chassis and one is seem at Dummer Street Bus Station in Cambridge with later Plaxton bodied examples in the backround.

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