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

Tuesday 16 March 2010

Alder Valley's London Link

One of the best innovations of the National Bus Company was the introduction of it's so-called venetian blind liveries on dual-purpose coaches which allowed it's various operators to show some of their original colours or to experiment. Perhaps the boldest of these was that worn by Alder-Valley whose London links vehicles looked very striking in their red and black stripes. This was helped by the rather pleasing lines of the ECW bodies worn on the long wheelbase Leyland Olympian coaches by the NBC on busy commuter express services into London.  No.1510 was seen in Victoria during the Nineties seems to sum up this increasingly colourful period prior to the big break-ups in the industry.


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