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

Sunday, 23 November 2008

McGills Barrhead

Photographed in 1997 this Northern Counties Paladine bodied Dennis Dart was probably already owned by Cowie who took them over that year. Fortunately Stagecoach was still the only one of the big groups to inflict it's corporate identity on to everything that moved. My couple of days in Scotland was part of a short unplanned trip and I was glad I wasted a lot of film in Edinburgh and here in Glasgow catching the colours and buses of once well known small operators such as McGills that might have gone unrecorded.

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