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, 9 November 2007
90's Streetlife: Goth Girls & Municipal Crest
I like Derby it's a lively and friendly place full of students and lively bars. I was never particularly keen on the Derby City Transport colours of bottle-green and cream and even less the later incarnation of blue and grey. Maybe that blue with white would have looked better but that might have made them look more like Tony Knowles smart Municipal buses in Lancaster; not that it would really have mattered as their local routes weren't likely to overlap. But sadly even this operator has now disappeared into history drowned out by the sea of Arriva aquamarine. After buying Daimler buses for many years with the demise of the Fleetline Derby tried trial batches of Leyland Olympians and Dennis Dominators but then turned to Volvo who supplied it with buses like this Citybus albeit with not too common and to my eyes rather unattractive bodies by Marslall of Cambridge.