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, 4 August 2007

Stevenson's of Spath: Northern RML Routemaster

Sadly missed by local enthusiasts in Staffordshire are the colourful yellow and black buses belonging to Stevenson's whose fleet size mushroomed towards the end at one time numbered over 250 buses, even larger than the traditional big local operator Midland Red North. The company became synonymous with the DMSFleetline purchasing a large quantity of them from London Transport. But the fleet was always wonderfully varied and also operated a large number of Leyland Leopard buses and coaches including No.18 with a Plaxton Derwent Body that came from Summerson of West Auckland in 1977 . Undoubtedly the star of the fleet in it's final years was the former Northern General RML Routemaster RCN 699 No.28.

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