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

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Fight like a Terrier

Bus Deregulation brought a number of our towns and cites almost to a standstill including Sheffield as existing operators added extra vehicles to counter those of it's formerly local friends and newcomers like Terrier. Like many this firm started up when redundant managers used their windfalls to run bus services in competition with their old employer South Yorkshire PTE. Terrier was certainly one of the better one's and ran a smart fleet of mostly elderly Leyland Nationals including this one which once operated with Midland Red. Eventually I think this operator sold out to Yorkshire Traction who continued to run it as a separate entity.

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