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, 25 May 2009

Newport Borough Transport No.98

The green and cream buses of Newport in South Wales always had a strange fascination as the livery was very similar to my Dinky Toys fleet of half-cabs buses which are still in the cupboard. Sadly by the Eighties all the not dissimilar unusual life-size Fifties Longwell Green bodied PD2's had gone but Leylands were still to be seen as the Corporation bought some Alexander bodied Atlanteans plus a Leopard. However apart from a couple more Leyland coaches in the shape of Tigers a liking for firstly Metro-Scania, Scania itself and MCW's own Metrobus kept Leyland firmly out of future orders. As you can see my old superb Voitlander camera was on it's last legs but thankfully like West Mon and Cardiff in Wales the former Municipal fleet of Newport just down the road is still with us today.

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