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, 13 January 2008

There's nothing new under the sun

I'm starting to get a lot more visits especially from enthusiasts in Switzerland and Portugal including Carlos who likes the orange and cream buses of the nationalised RN. Slowly I am downloading the images I hope you want to see including this fine UTIC bodied AEC Regal No.8989 photographed in Evora still wearing it's pre-RN colours. But take a good look at the crisp styling on this lovely old coach and you quickly realise that there's nothing terribly new about the striking angular lines of today on Britain's roads most emanated from European places like Portugal.


Pedro said...


Thank you very much, Chris!

christopher said...

Pedro I thought you might enjoy this one I certainly do. I glad you like it and hopefully enough to forgive me for calling you Carlos. Is RN still a going concern or has it all been broken up and sold to the likes of our Arriva?

Pedro said...

Of course I forive you, Chris!
RN no longer exist.
It was broken in several companies and privatised. The Cascais-Sintra area, became Stagecoach Portugal in 1995 and in 2001 Stagecoach sold the company and leave Portugal.
Is it possible to have the photos with more definition?

Santcarlos said...

Great Photo !!!

One of the most beautiful body of UTIC.

Thanks and regards,