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

Friday, 19 October 2007

NBC variety at Cannock in 1988

At the time I used to think the NBC was terribly boring but I don't think this interesting view at the Chaserider garage at Cannock was very typical of most garages with just one Leyland National in sight. But vehicles here include a pair of ECW bodied Daimler Fleetlines ordered by Harper Brothers and two of the five Goppel bodied MAN articulated buses that started life with South Yorkshire PTE. Double-deckers were never phased out here and at Tamworth and four of these Park-Royal bodied former London Transport Daimler DMS buses came to MRN from Western National in 1983 to strengthen the fleet.

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