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, 8 March 2018

A York Bus Rarity REL 402R.

Following Deregulation well known for it's quality coach fleet it might seem odd to see a York Brothers service bus. But in the past it did indeed run buses even double-deckers including an all-Leyland PD2. But Leylands were a rarity, which makes this rebodied Leopard even more interesting. It's new Plaxton Bustler was not common either on a PSV either nore usually found on white painted MOD vehicles and the like. It had started life with Shamrock and Rambler as a futuristic looking but not very sound Willowbrook Spacecar body. York had been an AEC advocate in the past and by 1986 just one remained in this Northampton based fleet, the rest being  Ford, Setra and Volvo.

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