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, 10 December 2008
The Sixties was a period of experimentation and innovation in the Bus Industry. Marshall built this rather striking single-deck body called the Camair which apart from a few odd ones and a small order for Stratford Blue that in the end went to Preston it was only really supplied to the Northern General Group. Most were built on the Leyland Panther chassis and Northern 2835 was seen at one of their regular haunts Jarrow Bus Station. Sadly the formation of the National Bus Company and the implementation of the Leyland National killed off this bus that might have had a promising future.