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
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
East Yorkshire Leyland Olympian
The National Bus Company with it's boring leaf green, poppy red and all white coaches was a pretty inflexible organisation but as denationalisation came into view an element of individuality became desirable once more. This mostly manifested itself on the dual-purpose and coach fleets but in some cases the simple additions made continued as part of the livery long after Privatisation became a reality including the style of letting. Maybe because historically East Yorkshire buses had been blue anyway it was one of the few operators chosen to carry this coloured relief and it was very attractive too seen against the clean white background. A coach seated Eastern Coachworks bodied Leyland Olympian was pictures in Scarborough at the start of the Nineties bound for the company's base at Hull.