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, 27 November 2015

Digbeth: Where once Leopards used to Tread

Excepting Victoria Coach Station in London of course,  situated right at the heart of England the city of Birmingham and it's former Midland Red Digbeth Coach Station is the obvious place for National Express coaches to meet rand passengers to head off in different directions. What could once be called a  Royal Blue coach, Western National Leyland Leopard Plaxton 2427 was leaving on the long trip to Perranporth in Cornwall many hours away.


Anonymous said...

And tucked up the corner is the ubiquitous Yardley's dupe, waiting to head off to one end or other of the country.
I sometimes wondered if Yardley's actually had a depot of their own as so much of their fleet could be found at Digbeth!

christopher said...

Always nicely turned out though