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
Friday, 23 May 2008
Despite the tricky light-source just after mid-day especially on a Friday was always a good time to be outside Digbeth Coach Station in Birmingham to witness and photograph the cream of the crop of the mass departures as the coaches headed out in different directions. In the Eighties as well as the all-white National Express coaches there were other delights including the metallic blue coloured Premier Travel Leyland or older AEC Plaxton Coaches. Heading for beyond it's Cambridge Homeland this very late AEC Reliance of about 1979 is bound for the city of Norwich and the seaside and fishing town of Great Yarmouth whilst a smart A-Reg Duple Bodied Tiger of the same company follows.