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

Wednesday 3 February 2010


I'm afraid my computer has 'gone down' with a virus and so I'm sorry but there will be no new posts till I get it fixed. Still it's not so terrible as you now have an excuse to delve into the vast archive of photos i've uploaded for you all to enjoy.

Tuesday 2 February 2010

Heckmondwike: Just in case you are not yey sick of snow

I know you must be getting sick of snow and my glorification of it's chilly misery so here is another one, Yorkshire Woollen District Alexander T-Bodied Leopard No.14 confidently bound for Manchester on the 223 at  maybe Heckmondwick or Batley before heading for the hills and the endless sunshine of Lancashire..

Monday 1 February 2010

Snow in Klosters

Deep snow in Klosters in Winter is hardly newsworthy, and indeed it's the fact that there is not enough snow that gets the newspapers writing headlines for the white-stuff is the iceing on the Alpine Cake. When I last visited switzerland in 2000 the current modern bus era was well under way and no doubt still quite uncommon new types like the Mercedes Citaro were still worth a second glance then. But as you can see as well as the urban streets they had reached the quieter resorts too like this PAH operated Swiss Post Bus meeting the rail arrivals at a rather slushy Klosters