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

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Manchester Ringway Airport

This is where I have to go two or three times a week at least. In my youth Manchester Airport used to be known as Ringway and Birmingham Airport as Elmdon. Both have changed a great deal since then with Manchester becoming quite big and able to handle large Jumbo Jets like the Quantas example in this shot taken when there was still just one terminal. Today the airport buses are mostly Plaxton bodied Dennis's but quite newsworthy is they do have a couple of Mercedes-Benz Citaro ariculated buses too including a demonstrator on hire. When this view was taken in the Eighties Leyland National2's were busy at work on runway duties.

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