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, 9 February 2013

RTC 823: All-Leyland PD2 in Accrington

For photography a dark bus in shadow is not a good idea but surprisingly it works quite well as somehow not only is the bright work highlighted on this early Fifties all-Leyland PD2 of Rawtenstall seen in Accrington but we can also see the elaborate traditional lined-out livery which gives this 1968 view a timeless feel. At about that time afraid that they might be dragged into the forthcoming PTE's Haslington and Rossendale Corporations merged their fleets, and unlike Ramsbottom just down the road towards to Manchester whose dark maroon and cream livery was rather similar they managed to avoid the impending orange and cream  'Municipal Oblivion'.

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