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
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
Newport Borough Transport
In the Seventies many operators were growing more dissatisfied with the choice and reliability of the vehicles they were more or less forced to buy off British Leyland and other manufacturers were keen to take advantage of this disquiet. MCW did a deal with Scania to build complete buses in the UK and Newport became a loyal Scania customer. Later buses included this batch of nine Wadham Stringer Vanguard bodied single-deckers. This combination was rare as the bodybuilders products were most usually found on non PSV buses belonging to the Police, Armed Forces, Social Services and the like.