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
Monday, 1 October 2007
North Western AEC Reliance
In 1963 North Western took delivery of 35 thirty-six-foot-long AEC Reliances with Willowbrook bodywork and twenty of them were smart dual-purpose machines like No.933 seen at Blackpool with a Burlingham Seagull bodied Tiger Cub parked behind it at the Coliseum Bus Station. Nicknamed a 'Banana-Split' in Summer 1967 this bus had worked a Seaside-Special Express service linking South Manchester, Altrincham and Urmston, starting at Sharston..