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, 3 May 2008

A bit of Choice

Sadly most of the bus services running into Stafford now use specially designated modern low-floor buses, and Independents who run more interesting and varied vehicles just play a small part. An interesting exception though is the ever-expanding Stoke on Trent based operator D & G who took over the smart fleet of Choice from Wolverhampton along with it's sponsored contracts including the roundabout run through South Staffordshire villages on the 880 to Codsall, a bus I meet every afternoon down the narrow country lanes on my school run. Just before Choice were taken over they bought this Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart from Dukes which having not yet been repainted carried an advertisement for a Forest of Dean gravel and sand company.

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