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

Friday, 11 September 2009

If it says Leyland on the tin....

....it probably isn't. Well it's certainly not a proper Leyland bus more likely being based on the light truck Terrier chassis as often also happened in the UK. This student college bus was enjoying a lazy day as it was Sunday in Lisbon.


Artdesire said...

I think you are right about the truck chassis. An obvious give-away are the air vent openings in the front, which are unusual for Utic integral buses. So it must actually have a Leyland motor indeed, unless they put a Volvo in it later.

Vítor Oliveira said...

Beauty this photo, debit itself to be right on this chassis.

Pedro said...

Hello Chris and Duarte!

This CS-74-44 is a LEYLAND FF1100, DP36F, chassis number 432974, built by UTIC-Lisboa in 1974, construction number 719/74 and was new to Fábricas Leacock Rosa Ltd. in Abrunheira, near Sintra.

Thank you for your photos, Chris!