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, 17 July 2007

A sad end for Yelloway

It was rather sad when Yelloway was sold to a second-hand bus dealer who was trying to get riches from the potential seam of gold that was unearthed when bus services around the U.K were deregulated in the Eighties. All the smart fine AEC and Leyland coaches were quickly sold off and replaced with ex-dealer stock. At the same time the good name of Yelloway and it's proud rising sun motif was taken to run a low budget bus service in the Manchester area. However this was not totally unappropriate because at one time it had run double-deck service buses too from it's Rochdale base. Two former London Transport Daimler Fleetline DMS class buses are pictures here in the city centre.

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