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, 25 January 2010

Midland Red in Shrewsbury

Considering this is an enlargement from a primitive 'Junior' old Ilford Sporty negative it's not at all bad. The main reason for it's increase in size is because a publisher wants to use it to illustrate a book of pop lyrics as there is a song there about Barker Street Bus Station in Shrewsbury. This garage was mainly single-deck but about ten double-deckers were on the allocation to work fairly easy town services. However of the 350 D7's delivered SY Garage recieved in 1957 4747 from the last batch new no doubt for the one long run out to Hereford on the X34-5. However in the Sixties a number of new D9's arrived of which 5028 was the first in about 1962.

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