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, 29 January 2009

Smiths Imperial Coaches

The Birmingham based Independent Smiths Imperial Coaches christened this Leyland Tiger delivered in about 1982 Imperial Pullman. I guess it was pride of the fleet and it is still cherished by it's current operator also an enthusiast, Coastal Coaches of Wolverhampton who put down as the key to it's long life the superior corrosion free Jonckheere Jubilee body.


artdesire said...

Nice to see an unusual combination: Leyland and the Jonckheere Jubilee P50. In the Benelux Jonckheere built these usually on DAF and Volvo.

christopher said...

Yes I agree as usually it was Plaxton or Duple for the Tiger coach and not even Van Hool was a common combination.