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, 7 January 2008

Take your pick: Colchester Atlanteans, Alexander or ECW

A contrast in styles at Colchester Bus Station with a secondhand purchase from Newcastle with lots of curved glass on the Alexander bodied bus passing the much more conservative looking Eastern Coach Works version that was new to the Corporation and built not too far away at Lowestoft. Although both Leyland Atlanteans were of a similar age dating from about 1976-7 Alexander had been building similar attractive modern panoramic looking buses since as far back as1963 but many enthusiasts still prefer the more solid and traditional looking Suffolk built bus which I must admit certainly looked good in Colchester's distinctive brown and cream colours.

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