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, 19 April 2008

A grey day but don't put it off photographing old friends till tomorrow

How many times have you seen something you want a picture of and just kept putting it off. I've certainly done that enough times in the past and today if I want something I make an effort to get it. Take for instance this fine and now quite rare Duple Laser bodied Leyland Tiger I used to see most days on my school run, it would have been quite easy just to say that I would wait till the days got brighter in Spring. I have to go passed the school where it goes at Codsall as it's on my route and I started taking my digital camera hoping it would be there and parked in a good spot. Not many weeks after I took this view I heard that Elizabethan of Walsall had sold out to Majestic from near Featherstone, Cannock and now 'm so glad I took it as so far I haven't seen it working for it's new owner this term although thankfully I saw one of the other two Tigers that also did the same runs last Friday. The coach no longer carries it's original registration-number so I can't tell you much more.

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