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, 31 May 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Stagecoach didn't do very well in North-East Lancashire and sold it's former Ribble and Burnley and Pendle operations to Lancashire United of Blazefield Holdings. The new owners were willing to invest in new vehicles and as part of the deal Stagecoach passed to them a number of elderly buses including Atlanteans, Olympians and as seen here in Blackburn a former Ribble ECW bodied Bristol VR.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Sunday, 16 May 2010
The large rural Dorset coach operator Bere Regis and District always ran an interesting mixed fleet and by the 90's exotic vehicles by their standards like this Ikarus bodied Volvo B10M had arrived. It was new to Crawshaw,Mansfield Woodhouse
Saturday, 15 May 2010
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Of all the Swiss cities Lausanne seems to have the most spirit and it does feel the most French too. It seems to be full of not quite beautiful but still very attractive women and the men who fall in love with them. As for me on a quick visit I try to catch some of the mood and of course the trolleybuses of all ages as the scuttle by like here as FBW No 684 which dated from the early Seventies headed for the Port De Pully in 1990.