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

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Greater Manchester Titan and Mayne Bristol VR at Piccadilly

Like the West Midlands PTA, Greater Manchester also took a trial batch of Leyland Titans, Leylands double-deck offering alongside the National. But sadly in the end only London Buses bought this great vehicle plus a few for Reading. One would have thought that it's much loved Gardner power unit would have won it more friends but there were development delays and not so dear buses like the MCW Metrobus or cheaper Leyland stablemate the separately bodied Olympian made the Titan rather unattractive especially as they offered a Gardner as well..

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