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, 25 November 2007

It's might be a Leyland Classic ride, but how long does it take to fill 100 Gallons of Diesel.

Making a top 100 Classic Buses Trams and Trolleybuses wouldn't be easy especially as it's a very personal thing. But looking around Europe and the rest of the world for me one would have to include Porto's impressive Caetano bodied Leyland Atlanteans built at the end of the Sixties as they had so much style. Putting that aside this is an odd photograph for the bus and the bus inspector look very British but I couldn't imagine double-deckers in Manchester or Birmingham stopping at the local Shell Garage in the middle of a service journey making the passengers on board patiently wait till it was finished.

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