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 5 March 2009

Black & White Motorways heads out of Warrington

One cold crisp winter lunchtime my camera caught this all-white NBC Black & White Motorways Leyland Leopard in the livery of National Holidays heading out of Warrington bound for Liverpool whilst working for National Express. In the background is an East-Lancs bodied Leyland Olympian coach of the Borough Council reminding us that in the early Eighties even bus orientated Municipals and PTA's were trying to diversify into coach work before the emphasis of the whole industry seemed to settle on the potentially far bigger cake that was competitive stage service work in urban areas like this.

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