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, 9 February 2019

Exeter Leyland Panther MFJ 390G going to Cullompton

In the Sixties bus operators had to rely on single-deckers for OPO work and consequently high capacity dual-entrance buses like this Exeter dual-entrance Marshall bodied Leyland Panther entered service on quite busy former double-deck routes to cut costs. These early rear-engined types were unreliable compared to the old half-cabs they replaced and one wonders in real terms how much was saved when once there was a conductor to help the passengers and keep them happy.

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