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, 23 August 2019

West Midlands Scania BX09 OZP

A National Express West Midlands Scania passes through Bilston in 2016.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Bristol VR's with Southdown in Brighton

Even though traditionally Southdown had been very much Leyland orientated in the NBC era it shunned the Atlantean, even disposing of it's much better AN68's in favour of the Bristol VR and here are three examples in Brighton.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Newcastle Atlanteans

For a number of years a trip to a town or city with it's own bus fleet meant we were treated to the screech and roar of the Atlantean, Newcastle on Tyne had a large fleet as did Northern General which included Gateshead and District. Of all the PTE liveries I think I like that on Tyneside which retained yellow and cream even into it's later post Deregulation Busways day,. most had Alexander or lookalike fronted bodies by MCW.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

P & D York T9 PDY

Maybe I'm just getting old but not only buses but coaches are not very pretty these days. There's a selection here in Stafford headed by an Irizar bodied Scania with an ugly front.

Friday, 9 August 2019

National Express West Midlands BJ03 EVN 4461

West Midlands buses outside The Bull Ring Centre in Birmingham in 2016 including Dennis Trident 4461.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Lancaster Leyland Leopard WFV 20R

The very grand sounding Lancaster city Transport stayed faithful to Leylands till it was eventually devoured by the voracious Stagecoach group. Leopards were popular and they included the Alexander Y-type which was a canny buy and they proved to later make popular second-hand acquisitions after sale.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

National Welsh Bristol VR BUH 238V at Bridgend

Bridgend had been the Western Welsh biggest garage but by the time I took this in the Eighties there were not so many buses to be seen. National Welsh had a lot of Nationals and Leopards at the expense of the double-decker but there were still some around like this Bristol VR bound for Porthcawl.