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, 10 February 2009
Newcastle: Aye Pet, they must pay the bus drivers well...
....they all shop at Marks and Spencer. I expect the canny one's who took their free or discounted shares when the industry was privatised and then who sold them off at the right time certainly did, perhaps being able to pay off their mortgages too. At this time of Deregulation in an ironic twist it was the middle managers who re-mortgaged their properties to grab a stake in the Privisation process who grabbed a far far greater windfall. Even though all the buses in the line-up are all in Newcastle PTE yellow they don't all carry the same names as the first two buses were from the NBC but had carried Tyneside yellow as part of their operating agreement.