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

Wednesday 4 March 2009

The Last Lynx

Like a good number of municipal operators in the Sixties, Halton or as it was known then Widnes became a 100% Leyland fleet. In the Seventies the Bristol RE joined the fleet but when British Leyland took them off the market Halton was lured back to Leyland with the National. However they took a good number of these and the later National2 too, and then not only became one of the fans for the Lynx they took the last examples built including this K-Reg bus seen in Liverpool. When the last of these were withdrawn a couple of years ago as elsewhere for the first time in many many years there were no buses carrying the Leyland name in the fleet which for many of us growing up all those years ago in the Fifties and Sixties might have seemed impossible to contemplate.

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