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, 26 September 2018

GMT Stockport East-Lancs PD2 HJA 968E

By this time in early Eighties these Leyland  PD2's and PD3's at Stockport and another clutch at Wigan became some of the very few half-cab buses left in Greater Manchester. Of course looking old-fashioned they seemed a bit of anachronism alongside Atlanteans, Fleetlines and even the advanced MCW Metropolitan but these at Stockport bodied by East Lancs  looked so elegant and had character missing in a modern fleet. I lost a lot of interest in the Seventies as I hated the NBC livery and the PTE's which seemed to make buses less attractive, however it was partly to catch the last of these dying beasts on film which drew me back into the hobby.

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