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

Saturday, 24 September 2011

609: Barton's fleet of ageing Leopards

In the early Seventies Barton decided to replace it's interesting fleet with new generation bus grant coaches from Bedford and Leyland. As it turned out the Bedfords had comparatively short lives here but the Leopards soldiored on till long after the company joined forces with Trent. Late Leopard No.609 had been one of the last Leylands for when the Tiger came on to the scene as happened elsewhere Barton abandoned Leyland and where others chose Volvo they instead too to DAF.

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