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, 28 December 2007

Manchester: Lower Moseley Street Bus Station

When I was a boy we used to go regularly to Manchester for the day, and as my father was a creature of habit we would arrive at the car park close to Lower Moseley Street Bus Station at about Ten-Fifteen in the morning just in good time to catch all the long distance and express departures. The long X97 Newcastle-Leeds-Manchester-Liverpool service often brought in a new Northern General vehicle like the dual-purpose Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard, but looking really brand new was this Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetline numbered 251 in the North Western Road Car fleet boarding for Stockport and Heyfield. Like some flashback to the pre-Nationalisation days of the Railway NWRC buses used to refer to Lower Moseley Street on their service blinds as 'LMS'.

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