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, 18 December 2014

Maidstone Tin-Fronted PD2 No.12 412DKM

With both Leyland PD2's and Atlanteans bodied by Massey Brothers of Wigan the County Town of Kent became 100% this combination for a spell. The bodywork certainly suited the 'Midland Red' tin-front on 412 DKM making it look attractive despite the dirty winter slush early in 1968.


Anon said...

Much preferred these in the brown/cream livery - maybe not at the time though.Nostalgia is a wonderful thing (more so than hindsight!). Thanks to you for keeping this blog going throughout the year, always varied and that keeps it interesting. Seasons greetings to you.

christopher said...

Hi Anon, thanks for you kind message and seasonal greetings. It does get a bit lonely on here at times as few seem to leave comments but I do get a lot of views via Google searches. Of course I duplicate a lot of these from my Flickr page so it's not such hard work and a nice little archive. Like yourself I think the ginger livery was much more subtle and classy but the light blue was nicely applied with the same black lining out and looked much better than those horrid Seventies rebranded municipal liveries which came later