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, 9 January 2009

The day someone shouted bring back the back-loaders

With the exception of one semi-preserved heritage bus, having not too long ago celebrated the end of it's half-cab back loaders Southampton Citybus joined the operators who jumped on the band-wagon by acquiring a fleet of ex-London Routemasters as part of their deregulation-offensive. A welcome sight and smart they looked too but I much preferred the real thing, their extremely smart dark red and cream East-Lancs bodied AEC Regents that made such a pleasing a striking contrast against the more modern Atlanteans here.

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