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, 14 June 2009
Lisbon: Classic Makeovers
Lisbon Ttam No.465 is older than it looks as it was one of a batch of seventy-five Nos.400-474 ordered from the St Louis Tram Company in 1899 and delivered in 1900-1901. Many had been withdrawn by 1973 but others including this example had been rebuilt with modern fronts between 1952-1963. Leaving a cloud of smoke as it goes by another rebuilt vehicle, a rebodied half-cab AEC Regal heads in the opposite direction.