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

Friday, 24 October 2008

Chilton Queens

When sold this former City of Oxford AEC Reliance didn't travel far moving to the well known fleet of Chilton Queens from Didcot at the southern edge of it's area. This operators main routes headed into Reading where TJO 55K was pictured outside the railway station in the Eighties.


Andy R said...

great shot.

It's a great pity this independent operator vanished.

Do you have any recollection of another independant in the Reading area called Pangbourne Coaches. We always had one of their coaches for our school outings in primary school. Sadly, this operator also vanished a long time ago.

Thanks, and keep up the goopd work.


christopher said...

Sorry I don't really remember Pangbourne but I went there a few times I think.