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

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Blue Bus of Horwich

See the name Horwich and most will think it's a misspelling of Norwich, but it is a large old industrial red-brick suburb just outside Bolton and once famed for it's large Railway Works. Today it is much better known for Blue Bus one of a number of large Independents that grew and prospered after Deregulation. As well as new single-deckers it has also bought a few new double-deckers like this East-Lancs bodied Volvo captured soon after it entered service in the mid-Nineties.

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