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, 22 May 2007

Bosnian Tanks invade Stafford

I thought this style of Alexander (Belfast) bodywork usually found in the Province but also supplied to Timeline of Wigan because of it's cheapness was very attractive in a functional kind of way and indeed they were a good buy as they were very rugged. But when Midland Red North attempted to revive the former BMMO Midland Red colours painting it's buses all-over red these Leyland Tigers in particular looked so boxy and utilitarian they acquired that nickname as the Bosnian Conflict was always on the news at that time. The companies buses might have looked better had they chosen the correct shade of red as the darker hue looked very drab especially in dull weather.

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