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

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Wallace Arnold Bova Europa

Even though it's a bit of a box on wheels these early Dutch Bovas from the Eighties with their clean crisp lines still look amazingly good today. Wallace Arnold was pretty conservative in it's vehicle choice in the main with mainly locally built Yorkshire Plaxton bodies but despite this the fleet was often sprinkled with little batches of more exotic types like this Bova Europa one of about twenty-five in the fleet. Caught in Victoria Coach Station it certainly made a stark contrast to the mostly all-white Duple and Plaxton offering to be seen here working in National Express colours.

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