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

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Toast with a glass of Port: A classic Leyland in Porto

After Portugal's bloodless revolution one of the things the Socialists did was to Nationalise many of the private bus companies. Those with less than fifty buses managed to escape the purge though and as there were a large number of smaller concerns in the Porto area the rush hour scene was not spoilt by the ever pervasive orange and cream RN fleet. My favourite buses have always been Leylands and particularly examples which carried those Leyland hub-guards and of course the legendary cast-metal cat badges.

1 comment:

Miguel Tavares said...

This Leyland-Leopard of coach builder UTIC, is from the company Moreira Gomes & Costas, from Avintes, Vila Nova de Gaia.
The company it was bought by Alsa, from Spain in 2004 or 2005, and bought again in July2008 by Valpi, from Paredes.