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 14 July 2010

Shades of Wallace Arnold

Here at Plymouth Bretonside had I waited a few hours the sun would have moved around but of course this WA related line-up might have dispersed. It's not as distinctive but I much prefer the Shearings classy gold WA livery to the brash blue and so it's sad that they are now doing away with WA branding. Apart from First's K615 LAE, a Northern Counties bodied Olympian this Hookways former Wallace Arnold Leopard was the only Leyland I saw in Plymouth last week. An interesting vehicle as PSU 938 dates from 1977 as WUG 128S and these special narrow Plaxton coaches for the Devon lanes were rebodied. Pending withdrawl JMT on Jersey wanted them but they were still too big for the Island and sadly they could not get approval. Still it was good to see one at one of it's regular WA haunts with local SW operator Hookways.

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