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

Thursday 7 October 2010

North Western 661 crosses the Mersey at Warrington

At Privatisation Crosville was split into two with one part still called Crosville whilst the western part became Crosville Wales. The English buses quickly adopted a rather unpleasant deep orange and dark green livery, but the orange was quickly replaced by a much more subtle cream whose effect at first glance reminded one of the old Maidstone and District.colours. By the time in the Nineties when ECW bodied Leyland Olympian A151 UDM was photographed in Warrington the English part of the old company had been split yet again with PMT buying the Chester and Wirral operations. Totally unrelated to the old North Western what was left of Crosville in Cheshire joined North Western whose name had been reused to go on Ribble's former Liverpool empire which was also owned by British Bus..

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