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

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Porto: Brill Car 193

I shouldn't have to write captions for images like this one from 1984 as they are enjoyable enough as they are. Sadly I have a book of Portuguese Trams so I can show off a bit of my knowledge. This series of trams numbered between 150-199 were built between 1912 but later examples from the class like No.193 dated from the Thirties and weighed 11.71 tonnes. The genteel charm of this wonderful tram contrasts with the rather uninspiring world of Porto's industrial sprawl of sun baked concrete and brick.

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