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
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Leicester: Metro Scanias
Leicester City Transport took first the sophisticated Anglo-Swedish Metro-Cammell based Metro-Scania single-decker and then the double-deck Metropolitan in a big way before seeing the error of it's ways and buying sensibly and British again with the Gardner-Powered Dennis Dominator and Lancet. They may have been costly to run and not totally reliable but the way these buses effortlessly swished along on an air-suspended ride was a joy to behold.