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 29 September 2008

Crosville Cymru in Caernarfon

It took a while for me to get used to the Crosville Wales livery but at least it stood out a bit from the rest and was not too dissimilar to the Arriva aquamarine and sand colours which followed. This former ECW bodied West Riding Leyland Olympian DOG 513 was working one of the more profitable routes to Bangor in 1998. In that year there were still five of these buses allocated to the garage there where the other double-deckers, the fast dwindling VR still managed to outnumber them with nine examples.

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