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, 31 December 2007


It's a pity so many of us Brits choose to go abroad for our holidays when our very own Seaside Resorts can offer so much to the visitor including if the weather is kind enjoyable open-top bus rides. One of my favourite of these is Scarborough which has a very interesting Sea-Front that seems to be on constant attack from tempestuous seas.When I took a day trip to the Yorkshire Resort on a calmer day in June 1990 for me the undisputed star on this service had to be Appleby's smart former Southdown Queen Many Leyland PD3 BUF 425C, a bus which enjoyed a busy semi-retirement in the Nineties because it later moved down to balmy Torquay where it performed various duties in Wallace Arnold's yellow colours.

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