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

Monday, 27 October 2008

West Yorkshire: 843 to Scarborough

In the Eighties the National Bus Company replaced the Bristol VR and Leyland Atlantean with large numbers of the new Leyland Olympian all with ECW or fairly similar bodies by Roe. These included a good number with coach seating for longer services like the West Yorkshire examples used on the long 843 route to Scarborough. Here No.1854 is pictured leaving Leeds Vicar Street Coach Station with some rather naff very day 'Festival of Britain' style NBC signs on display. Britain had a long way to go to achieve the standards of street design enjoyed in European countries like Holland and Denmark.


Andy R said...

Thanks for sharing.

The Titan / Olympian design of bus was super-modern when it first came out, and strangely has refused to age in the way most of its contemporaries did.


christopher said...

Cirdan I think it was a fairly basic design with no odd looking bits too date it. A well kept one still looks good today and these in brighter liveries looked very nice indeed.

Anonymous said...

Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds.