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 9 October 2009

Stagecoach Ribble

Even though Stagecoach was the first to paint all it's fleets in a corporate livery at least like the previous National Bus Company it retained individual company names for a while and it's quite reassuring to see what was obviously a former Ribble Duple bodied Leyland Leopard carrying the much respected Ribble name. However this bus passing through slightly posh Heywood at the foot of the Pennines and the residence of ITV's Coronation Street stars originally wore the all-white National Express (West) livery before being demoted to dual-purpose status. Funny isn't it how we much we hated these Stagecoach stripes but somehow looking back at it nice old departed vehicles it starts to look raher lovely.

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