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

Saturday, 22 March 2008

The Starlings are ready to roost, just enough light to catch a Swift

Well actually London Transport called it's AEC Swifts the Merlin but who cares about the name because it was good to see one working into Portsmouth in 1992, one of a small number famously operating with Hants and Sussex. In mid-winter it is already going dark in the afternoon and as Pompey has not been a regular haunt since the Sixties I was more than pleased with the result. I lived in the Victoria area of London for about nine-months in 1969-70 and I remember this Metro-Cammell bodied MBA well as it was then a new Red Arrow.

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