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

Monday, 4 December 2017

Oldham Corporation Atlantean GBU 143D

Once image conscious General Managers and designers got their heads around the problems of designing a decent rear-engined double-deck body some of the results were quite pleasing such as this style of Roe body to be found on most of the Leyland Atlanteans in the Oldham fleet. Ian Allan called their main colour maroon but it wasn't quite that as it was pinky a bit like Eden Vale black cherry yogurt. Not as tasty but rather nice and distinctly different when freshly turned out like many of the Municipal liveries.

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