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, 15 February 2007

My girl's a bus called Erin Louise

I've been loosely following Saint Valentine's themes this week and with the exception of photographing them as they go by, what better way could there be to celebrate them than name your favourite bus after one. Well maybe not but naming buses after children was one of the nice quirks to be found on the vehicles belonging to GTL in Liverpool. This company was formed when Arriva was told to sell it's Gillmoss Garage and buses to a competitor because it now had close to a monopoly in the city. Arriva had dramatically pruned it's double-deck fleet and as being fine old buses a fleet of mainly former London Transport Leyland Titan's added some much needed interest to streets that once echoed to the sounds of the Atlantean.

No comments: