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

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Alton Towers: Only another thirty hills to go

I'm not sure how many ups and downs there really are but there are certainly some good ones as coaches from the south exit the M6 Motorway at Stafford and trundle through the counties green and pleasant countryside on ancient windy A-roads like the A518 heading for that mecca of similar ups and Downs fun, the famous amusement park at Alton Towers. It is probably about a two-hundred mile round trip for this Heyfordian Jonckheere bodied Scania, but the foolhardy come far greater distances than Oxford to make themselves feel nausea or even sick on the punishing daredevil rides like the Ghost Train. My friends loved it and I would go again but only as far as coach park.

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