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 12 October 2009

Some buses you never frow to love

There are vehicles that I quickly dismissed when they were new that I grew to love, but i'm afraid that doesn't apply to this East-Lancs bodied Volvo of Blue Bus of Horwich. Of course it is always nice to see Independents buying new service buses and a double-decker to boot but it severe profile is not helped by the cold harsh colours of it's livery that was similar to Derby, The red element didn't improve things either but First's GMT(North) buses in that tomato soup with purple lettering was not much better. To think in Bolton as well as the Corporation with it's stunning ' Ralph Bennett' visionary Atlanteans there were two other superb fleets at work here, LUT and Ribble.

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