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

Sunday, 19 August 2007

A trusty Servant: The Gardner Engined Metrobus

As they say time will tell and a good way to judge how good a bus might be is to see how long it remains on the streets and like the London Routemaster the WMPTE MCW Metrobuses seem to go on for ever like this 1984 example. At the end of it's production run had they realised it's success MCW might have had second thoughts on ending bus production at it's Washwood Heath Plant in Birmingham.

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