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, 5 September 2018

Merseyside R Series Olympian A317 GLV

In the early Eighties Merseyside was rather indecisive about it's new vehicle policy and bought small batches of buses to try them out. Double-deckers were supplied by Volvo, Dennis and as seen here from Leyland with an Alexander R bodied Olympian painted in Silver Service livery. With the uncertainties of Deregulation and in impact of newcomers stealing the trade like CMT with this former London Buses Leyland National the ordering of new buses cooled off till it was eventually sold off.

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