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

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Chester Massey bodied Tiger Cub RFM453F

Chester surprised everyone in 1966 when it took delivery of it's first new Leyland since before the War. This Massey bodied Tiger Cub was followed by two more which arrived singularly including No.53 RFM453F. I always think older generation buses like this look far more at home and far more elegant in traditional rather than the brighter 'more cream' colours that swept through the Municipals. But at least Chester retained it's subtle chocolate brown based livery right till the end as the Seventies brought out all sorts of vile blues, greens and orange to go with the new meaningless names that replaced proper ones that everyone knew and where they still believe they live.

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