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

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Northern Bus Sheffield

Few of us grumbled about the 'Stagecoach Stripes' that adorned the former NBC Leyland Leopards, Bristol VR's and RELL buses of Northern Bus, besides the colour combination was quite attractive and quirky. Indeed we rejoiced at Independent operators like this who cherished old buses in their dotage like this firm complete with it four-digit and BTC style fleet-number plates. ECW bodied Bristol RELL GEF 191N dates back to that age not so long ago before 2001 when we could usually know everything we needed to from a registration letter as in this case where EF was Hartlepool where the Corporation liked these Leyland powered buses which eventually made up more than half of the fleet.

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