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, 7 May 2007

Nessie: Big Bus in Stagecoach Stripes

During 1993 instead of going down the M1 I took to the old roads so that I could visit the towns on the way down to London with my camera. Apart from with my work the last time I visited Bedford I left it on one of Birch's Marshall bodied Leyland Leopards heading for kings Cross early in 1969 so things had certainly changed. But it was worth a visit for as well as a number of Routemasters United Counties was also operating this Hong Kong specification jumbo-sized three-axle Alexander bodied Leyland Olympian on route to Flitwick. With a head office Scottish registration F110 NES I wouldn't be too surprised had someone there nicknamed this striped monster Nessie.

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