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

Friday 25 June 2010

Tiverton & District

It would be interesting to see how a Leyland National looks in the pre-NBC colours of some BET Gtoup members like PMT or Yorkshire Traction. Well you couldn't do much better than take a look at this former London Transport Leyland National in service with the Tiverton and District operation of Red Bus in Devon. Red Bus in turn was a subsidiary of the privitised Southern National hence the former SN Bristol VR in the background and cast metal fleet numbers were carried too, a practice that had gone on since before the Second World War with Southern and Western National. Even if one wasn't aware that Tiverton and District was part of a larger group the high fleet-number of 2811 was a bit of a give-away as there were no more than 12-15 buses parked in a yard here.

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