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, 19 December 2015

Stockport MJA 891G A magnificent Lancashire Product

Yes it seems ironic that at the time the Selnec PTE was formed not only was Manchester Corporation taking delivery of sophisticated ultra-modern looking Mancunian rear-engined double-deckers just down the road Stockport was still buying traditional half-cab buses which shared a very similar crisp red and white livery. it would be churlish of me to say I prefer preserved Atlantean 1001 but no I'm sticking with proper buses as this East Lancs bodied PD3 is superb although a bugger to drive no doubt whereas the Atlantean as Leyland boasted is more like 'Childs Play'. Yes this bus was very much a Lancashire icon as is the Co-operative Society whose offices it stands outside but of course formed in nearby Rochdale.

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