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

Monday 1 September 2008

1st September a new month: Plymouth No.1

I am quite fascinated by numbers and some appeal to me enough sometimes even to prompt a photo. I have a favourite number but that I tend to photograph more than anything else perhaps, but on this blog at least I think you would have to look very hard to find it. In theory though on our travels we should see far more buses carrying No.1 than anything else, but even though I concede they are a lot more common than say No.9999 they don't turn up all the time. Of course all the low fleet numbers should be equally common as there is little point carrying numbers if a fleet contains say less than ten vehicles. Another factor to consider too is that often the low numbers are kept for service vehicles or some operator's are not that humble and they have nothing less than 101 or even 1001. I guess it is our interest in this kind of trivia that gives enthusiasts their reputation for being anoraks but still we don't get soaked to the skin as we await bus No.2 or is it 22202?

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