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, 20 June 2007

Ribble Leopard: Far From Home

Even before the fall of the Berlin Wall visits to the city by British touring coaches were not uncommon but this Ribble Duple bodied Leyland Leopard PSU5 No.87 looked a long way from home as it passed through Neukoln in the now open city in the early Nineties. SND 287X dating from 1981 was originally with National Express West and so it's more recent role as a coach might have been a sideways move in it's career but as can be witnessed here it's new role could be a lot more exotic than chasing up and down the congested M1 and M6 Motorways.

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