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, 11 November 2007

It's a Blue Bird: Staffordshine County Council

Everyone made a huge fuss when the First Group started using Blue Bird School Buses in the U.K. but even though they did it first nobody seemed to notice when Staffordshire County Council introduced them some time before that to save money as some of the local coach operators were taken to court for running a cartel between themselves to maintain good rates. This R-Reg example was from the first of two batches.


busing said...

These Staffordshire Blue Birds look entirely different to First's examples.

Hasn't Staffs now moved away from Blue Birds and diversified into Scolarbuses?

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christopher said...

Yes they have and they now seem to outnumber the Blue Birds. Altogether there are something like 30-35 in the school bus fleet but the Scolarbuses are not thought of very highly being somewhat troublesome. For you I will post another image of both types soon.