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
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Taking a break: Driver Under Instruction
It's always a bit sad to see our favourite bus types reaching the end of their days so it's some consolation at least when they are put to other uses. Few will fail to notice that this Optare Delta with Stagecoach at Exeter is a driver training bus. The all-over red livery is somewhat out of place but maybe like many of the old buses that migrate down here it was previously in London.