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

Saturday 12 June 2010

Motorway Stop: Bostocks of Congleton

Although there are still a few about, lightweight Fords and Bedfords were commonplace. Largely favoured by the smaller coach operator medium-sized concerns like Bostocks liked to divide it's new vehicle orders with mostly these and a few heavyweights for the top-end work. On a busy August Bank Holiday with so many bookings for Blackpool everything would be pressed in to service including this Duple Dominant bodied  Bedford YRQ which might do the job but probably coughing out black smoke would be left lagging far behind Bostock's lively Leopards on the steep inclines of the M6 Motorway.

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