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

Monday, 28 April 2008

Derby: The Gateway to Health

Well you can't use this gateway any more because like many other important transport landmarks it has been pulled down. Once of course the magnificent curved Art-Deco Derby Bus Bus Station saw the likes of Trent, Barton, Derby Corporation, Felix, and Blue Bus of Willington. Also of course there were regular visits from others too like Midland Red, North Western and the smart AEC Reliance coaches of Yelloways on it's joint express services to East Anglia. Barton had the same Plaxton Panorama Elite bodywork on it's many Leyland Leopards like 1419 PNN 773M but built to a much lower semi-coach specification contained more seats, 53 as opposed to 49.

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