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, 18 May 2013

That's right a Wright Handybus on a Leyland Swift

Despite it's functional square appearance I rather liked the Wright Handybus, maybe it reminded me slightly of those early underfloor saloons of the Fifties like the RF and BMMO S14. Most were Dennis Darts but because of their unpopularity canny Stevenson's snapped up a number of less sophisticated Leyland Swifts based on the Leyland Terrier truck chassis yet liked them enough to buy some new some fairly unique new ones by Wright like J31 SFA seen in Wolverhampton in about 1988. 

1 comment:

Nick said...

The wheels always looks to be too small on these buses. However, mechanically simple and Stevenson's seemed to get a decent service from them