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

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Ailsa in Kirkaldy

I always had a soft spot for Scottish Bus Group member Fife with it's well presented red and cream fleet of buses. In the Seventies and Eighties much of Britain might have been under the grip of the NBC spell with it's Bristol VR's and Nationals, but here north of the Border there was a nice mix of more traditional former BET, BTC and very Scottish products like the Volvo Ailsa and of course Alexander bodywork. The R-Series of bodywork seemed to suit the Ailsa and it's successor the Citybus best of all.

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