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

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Manchester: Something New

At one time not so long ago it seemed the British double-decker was doomed but thankfully their numbers are increasing again in both our large cities and towns. The large groups particularly Stagecoach tend to allocate the new ones to it's busiest areas like Manchester cascading older buses in turn to quieter places like Exeter. Here a still new 08-Series Alexander-Dennis double-decker passes Painswick Park in Wythenshaw but seems to be going in the opposite direction to the Airport. Maybe this is the reason why he doesn't want his face to be seen, a trait more usually found with the rather surly First Group crews..

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