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, 29 May 2016

Mercedes-Benz Bus on Santorini

We have a certain nostalgia for buses from places like Portugal and Malta and perhaps Greek buses deserve a second look for even though most were familiar manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz they have a kind of rugged charm helped no doubt by the heat and dust like this example on tourist transfer duties at a quayside on the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A Comfy Ride Home: Crosville RELH EFM 164H in Warrington

Once a long distance express vehicle this well appointed Crosville Bristol RELH had been relegated to more mundane duties such as Warrington locals when it was seen here in about 1980.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Midland Red 2957 HA passes Wordsley Post Office

Midland Red BMMO D9 4957 passes Wordsley Post Office in the Black Country in about 1971. I think 4956-8 were at Harsthill HL. I can't always remember what I had for tea tonight but I can still remember a whole list of allocations of these new: 4945-6 LD, 4947-8 OY, 4949 BD, 4950-1 MN, 4952 WN, 4953-4 SN, 4955-57 HL. In fact HL might have had 4958 as well, for 4959-60 were at DY. Oh dear 1962 so long ago!

We could all take more Orange: D&G in Newcastle

I'm feeling a but sniffy nosewise today I think I ought to put a bit more vitamin C in my photostream lol and D&G are not averse to a little route branding so here is an 'orange' Enviro in Newcastle.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Lancashire United Leopard OTD 824R seen in Wigan

Lancashire United had quite a varied fleet but the Leyland Leopard seemed to be favored for coach duties such as this Plaxton Supreme bodied example here in Wigan in later years when under Greater Manchester ownership coaches wore their variant of the 'family' image which was greatly removed from the old sober red and grey.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

On Your Marks.....Get Set....GO!

It's only when one gets home to the tranquillity of a small market town that we realise just how rushed and busy London is. Indeed just to take photos of what's going on means one has to make quick judgements for a click later and this scene would have gone. I think this one of B20 Daimler Fleetline Park Royal DMS 2454 was taken on Whitehall. The cyclists look a lot less stressed out than they do today in their day wear.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Just another picture of a boring old Setra

I'm careful not to post what I consider to be poor images but sometimes the content and interest overrides that as is the case here for Berlin was a very different place in what I imagine was 1982.