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, 27 October 2007

West Midlands Kitts Green Bus Garage

Dating from about 1954 Kitts Green was opened to serve the rapidly expanding housing estates around Castle Bromwich. This was the newest garage of Birningham City Transport and I believe it is one of the few that is still operational today. I only visited it once but the staff were very welcoming and I tried to take some photographs inside the fairly dark building. In the Mid-Eighties the Leyland Lynx had yet to appear but the Ford Transit bread-van was in evildence. As well as No.552 local enthusiasts might be interested to know that Metrobuses 2100/486/582 and Fleetline 6596 make up the scene.

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