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
Friday, 28 March 2008
Crosville: 12.30pm Digbeth Coach Station
I used to like to be in Birmingham for the 12.30 lunchtime departure from Digbeth Coach Station as on mass hordes of National Express Leyland Leopard, Tigers, and even Royal Tiger Doyans would head off for the four corners of Great Britain. This Duple Dominant bodied Leyland Leopard belonging to Crosville might well have come from Holyhead on the westerly tip of Anglsea in Wales and was heading for Cromer near the most easterly point in Norfolk. Formely a National Travel East coach it found itself with Ribble before arriving at Crosville and I note it was at Oswestry Depot in 1986.