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

Monday, 23 April 2007

RTF 561L- Blackpool bound a rare bird flies out of Stafford

Formerly No.701 in the Ribble fleet this Leyland Leopard PSU5/1R with unusual looking Alexander bodywork became North Western No.1200 in 1976 and it was not exactly a frequent visitor to Stafford, so I was lucky to get this picture when I was out taking something else. It's bodywork had been heavily influenced by the American Greyhound Coach etc.. and it was exhibited at the 1972 Commercial Motor Show. It looked rather drab and out of place in NBC white but a whole load of far more colourful and impressive examples of the 12m M-Type plied the Scottish Bus Group's overnight London Services

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