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, 28 September 2009

The Widnes Double-Decker

A couple of years ago I was celebrating Halton's last survivors from a long history of Leylands with some views that also included a pair of Lynx buses that had just made it. Even though on a previous occasion and probably about 1980 it didn't seem so long since I was photographing what were Halton the former Widnes Corporation's last double-deckers. Delivered in 1966 East-Lancs bodied Leyland PD2 No.43 hadn't lost a front ventilator following accident damage as it's was an amusing bemusing quirk of this town to specify this oddity. Maybe with the stink from the local chemical industry along the Mersey one opening window was probably considered more than enough to bear.

1 comment:

ants said...

no 43 last heard of in brighton in 1986