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, 6 April 2009

Coventry No.2 becomes 2Y

Not surprising as Daimler buses were built in the city Coventry Corporation ran little else really with the exception of with much public outcry a large batch of twenty-two Leyland Atlanteans for evaluation in 1964. Another twenty-two Fleetlines purchased at the same time, as one would expect won the day and many more followed but perhaps my favourites were these well rounded East Lancs bodied examples with deep windows which probably was one of the best designs for the type. Following the two types of Willowbrook bodied Leyland and Daimler of 1964-5, a new Number-One started a new series in 1966 and after absorption into the West Midlands PTA No.2 became 2Y as Coventry buses received this letter so they wouldn't be confused with 2N at Wolverhampton, 2L at Walsall and 2H at West Bromwich.

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