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here is a Leyland Panther delivered to Portsmouth in 1967/68. It was built on a chassis designed to carry a double-decker.
here is a Leyland Panther delivered to Portsmouth in 1967/68. It was built on a chassis designed to carry a double-decker.
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John Kinchen is one of the stalwarts behind the group dedicated to saving Portsmouth’s old buses.

The City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot is now based at Portchester having left its old home in Broad Street, Old Portsmouth in 2003.

Dating from 1964 this was the first of the third batch of single door Leyland Atlanteans to arrive in Portsmouth with front entrance/exit and the engine at the rear. It's been with the preservation group since 1994 and much work was needed to get it back on the road.

Dating from 1964 this was the first of the third batch of single door Leyland Atlanteans to arrive in Portsmouth with front entrance/exit and the engine at the rear. It's been with the preservation group since 1994 and much work was needed to get it back on the road.

Today, in the second look at photographs of some of the group’s vehicles in John’s album, we go back not too far in time.

However, compared to the buses on the city’s streets today, we can see just how much has altered in their design in recent years, almost without us noticing.

Another Atlantean, part of the last batch delivered to Portsmouth in 1966, but one of five converted to open top at Eastney depot in the late 1970s for the seafront service

Another Atlantean, part of the last batch delivered to Portsmouth in 1966, but one of five converted to open top at Eastney depot in the late 1970s for the seafront service

A former Portsmouth Atlantean now used for sightseeing trips around Toronto but still in its Bournemouth colours where it went after Portsmouth.

A former Portsmouth Atlantean now used for sightseeing trips around Toronto but still in its Bournemouth colours where it went after Portsmouth.

A single deck Atlantean, delivered to Portsmouth in 1971, which was used to tow a luggage trailer between the ferry port and Commercial Road.

A single deck Atlantean, delivered to Portsmouth in 1971, which was used to tow a luggage trailer between the ferry port and Commercial Road.

A Leyland  TD4 that was a closed-top vehicle when new in 1935, but converted to open-top in the early 1950s.

A Leyland TD4 that was a closed-top vehicle when new in 1935, but converted to open-top in the early 1950s.