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, 18 June 2008

50 Years of Blackburn Buses

When this Leyland Atlantean with an East Lancs body arrived in 1979 it was painted in a livery similar to that used fifty years previously on Blackburn Corporation buses. As happened elsewhere people realised it was so attractive compared to the drab Seventies red white and green then in use and it became the new norm albeit in a simplified application. Behind is a 1962Leyland PD2 which hardly surprisingly was also bodied by East Lancashire Coachbuilders as the factory was in the town.

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