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 24 February 2018

Preston Corporation Leyland PD3 MCW ARN 657C No.72

Just like Ribble having Leyland Motors on it's doorstep, it encouraged  Preston Corporation as well to remain a loyal customer for it's bus products. Another thing they had in common was sharing the town's registration letters as seen on this MCW bodied PD3 approaching the bus station in 1979. Unlike the one's allocated to Ribble these didn't match the fleet numbers 69-73 ARN 654C-658.  The combined Ribble group with a fleet of 1275 of course took a lot more buses and coaches in 1965 than Preston with a fleet of just 95. They had some CCK's too 608-627C but most were ARN's:- 568C-607C, 861-866C, 775-817C. All were Leopards apart from Lowlanders 1861-6.

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