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
Friday, 26 October 2007
Midland Fox Double-Deckers
Once the operator's routes in Birmingham and the Black Country had passed to the PTE there was not so much need for Midland Red to employ double-deckers apart from at Leicester where the company shared the urban network of services with Leicester City Transport. Midland Red had standardised on rear-engined Alexander-Bodied Daimler Fleetline double-deckers but under NBC ownership even Leicester was starved of new deliveries after 1971 and there were no second-hand examples either. But maybe had it continued under the former BET ownership later Alexander/Feleetline buses might have still looked something like this later 1978 bus that came from the South Yorkshire PTE following re-privitisation.