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 9 September 2008

W.Norfolk from Suffolk and Essex in the rain

It's not so easy photographing buses in bad weather but the idea certainly appeals to me. In summertime despite the gloom it is still often bright enough to get reasonable results but if it's really wet one needs to take cover as I did here beneath a bus shelter in Colchester Bus Station in 1979. Still it was worth the effort as this former Nottingham City Transport No.69 of the Suffolk operator Norfolks of Nayland, one of a pair of Northern Counties bodied Daimler Fleetline from the first Nottingham batch of 1963 before it evolved it's Standards was certainly worth getting slightly damp feet for.

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