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, 16 March 2008

BEA AEC Regal IV : Regally landed in Walsall

Entering Walsall from Cannock I often used to see this by then rare 1952 AEC Regal IV Observation Coach parked in it's usual spot next to the road by a roundabout on the Ring Road. It was one of sixty-five with Park Royal bodywork operated by London Transport on behalf of the airline BEA and I'm glad on this one occasion I took the time to stop to take a photograph of it in the snow. By this time in the late Seventies it had become a motor racing transporter, but had it been used by a racing team today no doubt it would have been safely stowed away somewhere out of sight, safe from the mindless vandals who would gain immense pleasure from wrecking a fine old bus like this.

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