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

Friday 5 December 2014

Derby's unwanted Olympians at Lincoln City Transport

Following Deregulation it was not just canny Independents like Stevenson of Uttoxeter who were snapping up hardly used misfits from the larger fleets, Municipals like Lincoln were snapping up bargains too like this unwanted East Lancs Olympian A208 DTO from a trial batch at Derby, others going to Warrington who had a liking for good secondhand stock. now that budgets were getting tight. Poor customer relations and less than perfect products reluctantly dragged operators away from Leyland finding the vehicles from the likes of Volvo, Scania and Dennis more attractive.

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