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

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Just like this Print memories of Luton Corporation are yellow with age

Many Municipal operators surrounding Britain's major cities were lost when they became integrated into the Area PTE's but in 1970 two more sold out to the NBC, Exeter to Western National's smaller Devon General unit and Luton to United Counties. Luton ran seventy-five buses from a modern garage in Park Street and it's double-deckers were all of the unpopular lowbridge or later lowheight variety. Most were Leylands but there were eight Dennis Lolines too and sixteen Albion Lowlanders like attractive 1962 East-Lancs bodied No.174. Actually outside Scotland these buses were marketed as Leyland's but in this shot one can still see there was an Albion Badge at the top of the radiator grill to show it's true Scottish pedigree. Sadly some of my photographic prints have yellowed with age like this print of 1968 but I'm sure many will still want to see some fine old buses of Yesterday.

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