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, 31 October 2008
Euston Station: The greens of London & Country
The driver of this otherwise quite smart looking Leyland Titan must have thought his change was rattling and clattering a bit more than usual, but before he arrived at Greenwich across the Thames in South London there might well have been a terrible crashing and breaking of glass as the front bulk-head windows collapse inwards. This bus was formerly T167 in the London Transport fleet whilst behind it is the less sophisticated ECW Olympian built for provincial operators with less exacting standards but which London also bought once Titan production ceased. The Titan dated from 1980 whilst the Olympian was from about 1985.