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

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Chase Bus Service in Walsall

It was miraculous so of course it was too good to last but in the West Midlands a number of small operators managed to keep a bit of the old bus world alive whilst the rest moved on running defunct types. Not so tiny was West Midlands with it's many Metrobuses soldiering away, Warstone's 'Green Bus' with Leyland Leopards and more,  North.Birmingham with smart Leyland Atlanteans from Plymouth and Greater Manchester and of course Chase with it's indestructible Nationals. This National Mark1 at Bradford Place in Walsall AYR 309T started life as London Transport LS 309 in 1979 and was pictured in the mid-Nineties.

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