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

Saturday, 2 June 2007

100 Years of Midland Red

Visit the gallery of old BMMO Midland Red buses from the Sixties on my website

To celebrate it's Centenary in 2004 three of the four major bus companies that operate from former Midland Red garages painted buses in the old red livery. This Arriva Mashall bodied Dennis Dart really looked like a Midland Red Bus and not only was it painted exactly the right shade of red it could have been the S14 of the Nineties complete with the customary 'Midland' plate below the windscreen and an HA Smethwick office registration number which the company also shared with Gliderways and the MEB. As one would expect this bus did a tour of the garages including Stafford where it enjoyed an extended stay to cover some of the fleet that was away being refurbished

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