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, 28 May 2008

Wet day in Leicester: BMMO D9 5362

I like to make my submissions match the day somehow whether it be the weather, at the weekend, a holiday or somewhere I've just been. This week has been horribly wet and were one to see one of Midland Red's few surviving D9's busily working away in Leicester at the end of the Seventies one would have certainly been cheered. Most of the various former BET Group operators buses looked rather depressing in the rather unimaginative toy-town NBC colours imposed on them after Nationalisation but somehow the old BMMO's of the Birmingham company had enough home-spun character and charm to negate it. With no ceremony the last of these six remaining half-cab cew operated buses operating on Leicester City Services were withdrawn from service at Southgate Street Garage on the evening of 31st December 1979

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