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, 12 November 2007

Midland Red: Nuneaton Double-Deckers

For many years despite it's decent sized allocation of approaching fifty vehicles the Midland Red garage at Nuneaton operated no double-deckers apart from one AEC 'Regent' Mk.11 AD2 till in 1960 new premises were opened in Newtown Road to replace Coton Road. As well as being larger the new garage was more suitable for double-deckers and 3117 was soon replaced by the first of a few D5Bs. Eventually the fleet of deckers reached eight buses and it included fresh blood in the shape of five new high-capacity D9's of which 5298 and 5299 dating from 1963 were the first.
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