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

Friday 12 September 2008

Blackburn Coachlines

With the break up of the National Bus Company leading to many of it's members shedding their coach fleets other operators that one wouldn't consider coach operators built up their own fleets or started operating them from scratch as everybody wanted a share of the goodies and nobody could predict exactly how the bus market would go. One of the best known newcomers with municipal coach units was Blackburn Coachways whose vehicles wore similar colours to the bus fleet at home. No.320 a plaxton 3500 bodied Leyland Tiger was seen entering Exeter Paris Street Bus Station in the early Nineties on a West Country tour.

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