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
Thursday, 17 May 2007
Before The Storm
As usual it seemed to take a lot longer in Scotland to see change and when I visited Glasgow for a photographic afternoon in 1997 the only major group vehicles in the sort of Corporate livery we have now become accustomed to was recent deliveries to Western Scottish in those notorious Stagecoach-Stripes. About to enter Buchanan Bus Station was this Alexander TE bodied Leyland Tiger carrying Network branding but which had been delivered to Central Scottish as LT 57 in 1985. Luckily the dark rain clouds didn't bring the impending rain that day.