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

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Daimler Fleetline: On delivery

New buses are probably not as interesting as really old ones but time makes these then newsworthy views rather nostalgic too as they were only new and paint-perfect once. A tall lorry was parked in front of this Daimler Fleetline seen at Knutsford Services on the M6 but No.6682 clearly shows it's sign of the times Leyland-Fleetline and British Leyland branding trying to convince us that it is not really a Daimler. However equipped with a Leyland engine this Park Royal bodied bus might as well have been one. Delivered to the West Midlands PTA it was part of a batch allocated to Acocks Green Nos.6679-6690 in late 1979.

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