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, 11 June 2008

Devon General: Torquay

Actually Torquay isn't all that big, it just seems so because of all it's steep hills like the one's here in the background. But for Bristol VR No.1228 it would be a fairly gentle run as it was working alongside the open-top VR's on the well known 122 taking the attractive coastal road through Brixham to Paignton. Under Harry Blundred not only did double-deckers but big buses too became pretty well extinct within this by then Privatised NBC company. Under Stagecoach ownership once more there is a healthy mix or different buses to enjoy but sadly of course Nineteen-Eighties views of these pleasant sounding Bristols is just another memory.

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