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

Thursday 19 March 2009

OK Motor Services: Dennis Dominator

Select any area of the UK and one can come up with a leading Independent from the past. Of course the choice can be highly subjective but mention the area of Durham to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne and many will think of the large fine kept interesting fleet belonging to OK. As usual with the Independent sector there was a rich variety of secondhand stock yet the operator was a able to hold it's head up high by putting new double-deckers on the road too. Northern Counties bodied Leyland Atlanteans were the normal choice but the Consett based concern also tried a Dennis Dominator in 1979 which looked different with it's upright radiator grill.

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