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, 5 July 2007
I used to go down to London for the day on a regular basis but I have to admit that apart from fleeting visits I haven't been there for years. A favourite haunt in the afternoon was along the Thames Embankment as a constant stream of Independent and former NBC Operators came along collecting tired commuters for the evening return journeys to their dwellings in the greener Home Counties. Double-deckers featured too and Kentish the former part of London Country based in Dartford worked the 720 Green Line Service using amongst others this former MCW Metroliner demonstrator which was originally painted in Scottish City Link colours and registered TSX 1Y.