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 2 September 2008

Climbing out of Barry

Barry is not far from Cardiff on the Welsh side of the Bristol Channel and before the advent of the National Bus Company was home to about fifty Western Welsh buses, but by the end of the Eighties this once very BET Leyland and AEC dominated little corner of the now NBC National Welsh territory had become far more like it's other main constituent Red and White operating many ECW bodied Bristol VR's and using that operator's former numbering system like this bus H (Highbridge) R (Rear-Engined) 818, and no doubt making a lot of noise as it climbed out of Barry in the sunshine on it's short journey way to Penarth just along the coast.

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