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 10 August 2009

A former Maidstone Atlantean in Stafford

One of many former London Transport DMS type Daimler Fleetlines became the usual choice to work the Uttoxeter to Stafford service, but for a short time before they arrived in quantity sometimes the more interesting former Maidstone Massey bodied Atlanteans would appear including former No.43 which I remembered seeing new when I was at Art College there. The town's fleet of Atlanteans came on to the market when the formerly ultra conservative Borough Council decided to replace it's quality double-deck fleet with rather less rugged lightweight Bedford single-deckers. Naturally Independents like Stevenson's were always quick to snap up well cared for mid-life buses like this example seen at the start of the Eighties.

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