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, 2 September 2016

National Travel West Midland Platimum on the 937

In the old days for their limited stop and area express services operators like Midland Red here in Birmingham used to supply black-roofed coach seated single-deckers. Today the fashion has returned and in special liveries to make them stand out the elite buses of the fleet often fitted  with leather seats and with little niceties like Wifi now offer a little luxury to the traveler hopefully persuading them to leave the car at home in Brownhills. All the major groups have embraced this upmarket idea but there are still far too many routes which as they say in these parts 'go all around the Wrekin' and now take even longer to get there than with Fifties half-cabs, for instance it takes about an hour to go with Arriva between Lichfield and Cannock but as the crow flies it's just about seven miles. .

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