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

Wednesday 12 April 2017

FEK 1F: GM Massey bodied Leyland PD2 in Wigan

It was no secret that both the earlier Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline were a load more troublesome than the old half-cabs they had come along to replace. In Lancashire many of the municipals tried to either order just a few of the rear engined buses preferring  to stick to the old order as happened at Wigan. Consequently when it was absorbed into Greater Manchester they inherited a fleet of often not too useful buses including the shorter PD2 like this Massey bodied example and no doubt they continued to work the same old routes but I'm sure the conductors enjoyed a stay of execution.

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