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, 2 November 2009
Salford's Leyland PD2's
After several years pause it was the thought of not recording the death-throws of these fine half-cab buses that persuaded me to get out my camera again. It was just in time too because former Salford MCW bodied PD2's and Lancashire United Guy Arabs would not be running out to places like Leigh and Pendlebury for much longer in 1979. As was often the case undertakings like Salford were wary of the new fangled Atlantean and Fleetline and continued to buy the reliable buses they could rely on as well.