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, 8 June 2008

Tunbridge Wells Rush Hour Fog

Like most towns in Britain it can be almost literally blue murder with all the standing vehicle fumes being belched out in the rush-hour and especially on murky wintry evenings such as here in the late Eighties when Southdown Leyland National 115 was stuck in the traffic making it's own little contribution. The 729 ' Regency Route' was a limited-stop service between Tunbridge Wells and Brighton worked jointly by Maidstone and District and Southdown like the old 119 and 122 which it partly replaced. It's a pity this photo wasn't taken in colour for at least the reborn privatised Southdown buses bore a more cheerful livery based on it's old apple-green and cream.

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