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, 26 May 2008

A green 3x34, HT417 & Sundbyvester Pl

Memories of Copenhagen where I had a Danish Girlfriend come flooding back so it was well worth bringing this second division image to life for you with a little TLC. Indeed there's nothing I enjoy more than making something from nothing. The HT of those days is still a favourite operator of mine and these nicely rounded DAB Leyland buses had so much character like 1969 No.417, a lucky bus that outlived many of it's BL2d contemporaries receiving this yellow repaint in 1984. It is heading towards the Amager Bridge and on to the island of that name where the bus was garaged at Irlandsvej and carries the code Ir. I particular like these later examples of this bus which had an enlarged route-number-box making them that bit more memorable.

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