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

Friday 2 October 2009

By 1982 the Loline was becoming a rairity

As this Alder Valley bus was immortalised as a diecast model by Britbus in it's former attractive Aldershot and District colours I presume it must also be preserved as they often choose the saved examples to mimic. Back in the early Eighties seen in a withdrawn state at the Lower Thorne Street compound beside what was once the Thames Valley Bus Garage in Reading following an extended life as a trainer this Alexander bodied Dennis Loline of 1962 still looked as though it had life left in it yet.

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