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

Thursday, 10 December 2015

The Mauritania Sails Along the M3 for Shamrock & Rambler

The three axle MCW Metroliner  was quite an impressive beast which was used by a number of NBC operators who needed the extra capacity of a double-deck coach. They struggled a bit on the hills so I think the medium distance National Express routes were more suitable as they were less likely to fall behind on these. Shamrock and Rambler distinguished itself by giving it's fleet of coaches names and appropriately for these 'liners' this one was named after Mauritania in keeping with Southampton's shipping heritage where it was based.

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