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, 30 September 2008
To the rescue: Kelvin Scottish
This cut down Alexander Y-Type bodied Leyland Leopard made a very stylish breakdown-tender for Kelvin Scottish. No doubt this scene will make sense to local enthusiasts as there were a lot of changes within the Scottish Bus Group in the Eighties but I'm pretty sure it was taken at one of Central's garages like Motherwell to the south of Glasgow where the failed Alexander R-bodied Metrobus was being collected from. The old trainer is a Bristol LD6G Lodekka of 1961 that started life as Western Scottish No.1634.