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

Monday 2 March 2009

Evening Sunshine in Blackburn

Sometimes in Summer not only can we take photographs right into the evening if we avoid getting caught in the long shadows we can take some pleasing soft mellow images like this golden view of Blackburn Bus Station. I know that might sound a contradiction of terms but if one likes Leylands this was a pretty good place to hear those sounds too. No Ribble buses here but there were two Atlanteans from Blackburn itself and Hyndburn (Accrington) down the road, plus of course the best sounding Leyland of them all, the Leopard coach. This example working for Powercraft's on route to Guide Bridge obvious previously ran for Rennie of Dumfermaline as it was still wearing their maroon and cream colours.

1 comment:

The Darrener said...

APA was a Plaxton Panorama Elite bodied Leyland Leopard L2, it was new to Ribble in 1962, carrying a Harrington Body, and registered PCK 614, it came to Powercrafts from a hospital in the Bristol area, having been rebodied in 1972.