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

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Going to Imperial Avenue Leicester City Transport Park-Royal bodied Leyland PD3 GRY 61D

The MCW Orion was always treated with derision by enthusiasts who said it was ugly. I must admit I didn't mind them as there were plenty in the Midlands and Manchester area and as I was familiar with them they looked normal. But whereas the genuine product was a bit like a 'jelly-mould' fit those which copied the design produced far more ungainly buses. Here is a good example in Leicester of a Park-Royal Leyland PD3 which was far more top-heavy and less rounded than an MCW. However despite that it added not just a bit of variety but also added a bit a bit of character. Of course all the smartly kept Leicester PD3 looks great but the most attractive had to be the superb looking East-Lancs bodied examples.

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