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

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

London Transport: DAF Berkhof

Deregulation in the 1980's was a big free for all and operator's not wanting to miss out quickly diverisfied not knowing which parts of the business would would reap the highest rewards. Even large mainly bus focused operator's like London Transport increased their share of tours, commuter and private hire work alongside of course the already well established Routemaster double-deck open top tour. A sign of the changing times was the delivery of this Berkhof bodied DAF coach in white which was seen approaching Victoria Gillingham Street Garage whose outdoor bus park was being used as the LT tours and charter coach station.

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