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, 13 November 2009

Plymouth Citibus get's the Go-Ahead!

Sadly yet another former British Municipal operator has sold out to the big groups. Thankfully the lucky bidder is not one of the big three and the Go-Ahead Group retains local identities so it could have been a lot worse. It will be interesting to see what changes occur and whether the double-decker will make a come-back here. At one time Plymouth ran no single-deckers till the Leyland National came along, and following generations of half-cab PD2's came the Atlantean. However three Olympians were tried but they didn't find favour here and all including No.173 seen here at Milehouse were initially sold to Stevenson's of Uttoxeter before finding their way down south again when they were bought by Wilts and Dorset.

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