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
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Plymouth Buses: Whiter than red?
Actually this the earlier livery with more white and some grey as well as the red. In my opinion it is much more attractive than the latest version with just white in the centre. There are still a few Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts running about in these old colours including No.74 from the 2004 delivery.
Posted by christopher at 03:22
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Bit of a hybrid livery this one -- Plymouth have taken to overpainting the light grey skirts red on the older livery, as here.
That isn't a problem it's just that a decent area of white looks much better and I hate the way the red across the dash forms a wedge shape following the latest fashion. Still it's good that they are smart, clean and still Plymouth's own red buses. I mustn't be too cherlish.
Thanks for your comment Ross
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