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
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Maidstone & District, Gravesend Garage
Maidstone and District had a high concentration of services in the Medway Towns and there was also a garage further up the Thames Estuary at Gravesend not far from where London Transport marked the boundary of it's Country Area with a garage at Northfleet with an allocation in 1974 of 41. The M&D allocation was a bit smaller and I would guess holding about thirty vehicles in 1967 when I visited it. Typically there were plenty of AEC Reliance OPO buses and coaches but some Leyland Atlanteans too like DH 606 from the final batch of 1962.