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, 30 January 2009

Manchester: The changing times

Things are much more stable now on the bus front now that consolidation in the bus industry is more or less complete. But the late Eighties and the Nineties were interesting times with all sorts of operators both big and small having a go. These two operators ended up as part of Arriva but the former Crosville Bristol VR with the broken brake-light was part of C-Line whilst the North Western Alexander bodied Atlantean is quite interesting as it formerly ran for Edinburgh's Lothian. In the background work was being carried out on Manchester's new tramway, one of the few things that has had some real merit following all this upheaval on the buses.

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