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
Wednesday, 17 January 2007
Motorway bus Crashes
The recent serious accident near Reading where an Aberdeen bound National Express Neoplan Double-Decker overturned on a slip-road has once again brought to the public's attention the perils of coach travel. In fact in the U.K. these sort of fatal accidents are quite rare but double-deck coaches have had a chequered career and especially after one of the Standerwick Bristol VR coaches toppled over on to the central reservation of the M1. The giant Stagecoach of today cut it's teeth on a budget express coach from Edinburgh to London in the early Eighties and this Neoplan came to grief on the motorway near Stafford.