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, 23 July 2008

Leeds Central Bus Station: The 41 bus to Bramley

An Eighties image with plenty of buses to be seen in the Central Bus Station of Leeds and as well as the attractive Roe bodied West Yorkshire PTE Leyland Atlantean painted buttermilk and verona green we also catch sight of three West Riding vehicles in NBC poppy red but also carrying the PTE logo on their sides. Squeezed between an ECW Bristol VR and a fairly recent Leyland Olympian is a Northern Counties bodied Daimler Fleetline a type popular with many former BET operators in the early years of the National Bus Company like this a 1972 K-Reg example. The operator of this bus West Riding of course which with at one time a fleet numbering over 450 had not been part of the major BET Group but was in fact Britain's largest Independent.

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