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, 15 April 2014

Whittle Bedford in Bridgenorth

In the congested streets of Bridgenorth I had to take a cheeky shot over the roof of a car to get a decent one of Whittle's Duple bodied Bedford PNT 804X loading on a Shropshire Tendered Service in July 92..

Monday, 14 April 2014

Bassetts of Tittensor F877 FRP

Bassetts of Tittensor as well as doing haulage took a lot of pride in it's coach fleet and we must all rather miss it's rather elegant livery. I liked the winged motif on the side of this Duple bodied Dennis Javalin seen in Bridgenorth.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

BVG 2590 Disguised as a Bus.

In the Eighties Berlin BVG ran a large number of vehicles in advertising liveries which did I suppose break up the monotony of the usual unrelieved cream. Sadly most were not very beautiful and with Bussing type DE 74 2590 heading out towards Spandau from The Zoo  one can look at it for a some time and still not quite know what they've selling from what few might cite as it's clever graphic design. Still for all I know it might have been for a toy shop as it least children might like it more

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Crosville's Tow-Bus at Warrington Depot

By the time I took this view in Warrington during the Eighties the once common Bristol MW had disappeared but former Crosville SMG 554 had survived as a garage service vehicle.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Birmingham Air-Rail Link

Here at Birmingham Airport this Ikarus bodied DAF was employed on contract to run to the nearby railway station whilst the .monorail' was out of use.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Potsdam After Reunification: P.AV.934

After German Reunification the out of town buses in the Potsdam area became Harvelbus, and not only could the locals now add fashionable clothes shopping to their favourite activities new buses in advertising liveries like this MAN were quickly consigning the once ubiquitous Hungarian Ikarus to History.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Cerbydau D&G MFV 32T in Bangor

In the Nineties there were a number of North Wales Independents enjoying the gradual retrenchment of the one vast Crosville empire. In Bangor as elsewhere on Saturday Morning teenagers gather in town to meet up with their friends and a few more arrive on this former Burnley and Pendle East Lancs bodied Leyland Leopard where no doubt short of money they tend to hang around the bus stands.