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

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Windnes Corportation Leyland PD2 TTE 283D Waiting to Be Restored

I have mixed feelings about bus rallies but they are a day out and if there is enough to do like the chance to go into Liverpool too then that's fine. However there is usually something interesting to see and I enjoy looking at the vehicles such as the former Widnes East-Lancs bodied Leyland PD2 which is waiting at Fazakerley to be restored like it's similar sister 562 RTF. Both that one and TTE 283D had a Lancashire registration because Widnes like Warrington both used to be 'on the other side of the Mersey' and to my mind still belong there. A feature of the Municipal sector was the way fleets fell foul to the quirks of a General Manager as in Widnes where just one opening window vent was specified  giving the fronts of otherwise smart  buses an untidy mis-match of glazing.

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