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, 25 October 2007

Merseybus:Liverpool Green Lane

I was lucky when I did deliveries with my van during the Eighties as I quite regularly had to go passed the large open-air bus garage at Green Lane in Liverpool. It doesn't seem that long ago but it was a time when there were still many places nobody ever minded you wandering around and I even remember during the Sixties being allowed to walk around the Edge Lane Works too collecting numbers. Easy-going or just lax nobody seemed to care too much about anything in Liverpool but Health and Safety concerns have even reached the Mersey by now I expect. As I had a darkroom at home I loved taking black and white pictures of buses in the various seasons. I have to admit to doing a bit of Spotting with my camera too and I have almost every example of certain favourite batches. At Green Lane I was particularly after the old stuff but I can never resist a good picture fortunately and here is an Alexander R-Series Metrobus bought for evaluation and a more typical Liverpool bus the Leyland Atlantean. .

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