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, 20 September 2014

Ribble Alexander Bodied Atlantean CRN873D

Ribble was so disenchanted with it's early MCW bodied Atlanteans it bought few others till the NBC era, indeed even prefering the Lowlander. But both of these later batches were the less satisfactory low-height variety but the Alexander bodied buses didn't look at all bad as these looked better than other operators full height models. Initially the Northern Counties buses looked nice and modern too with their curved glass fronts but once the novelty wore off it was easy to see how it was just grafted on to the old design and was slightly 'wrong' and probably not very strong. CRN 873D 1873 was seen in Blackburn when the bus was in it's second year in 1968.

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