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, 21 January 2011

Grey Green at Stamford Hill

Like many Independents T. Cowie's 'Grey Green Group' had a mix of more refined heavyweight coaches for top line work and cheaper lighter vehicles for the more mundane 'bread and butter' work like carrying policemen and schoolkids around locally. Duple Dominant bodied  bodied Bedford YMT YYL793T was typical of the fleet under previous George Ewer ownership but these were the last of the type. Tried here in the early Eighties were examples of the Leyland Tiger and Royal Tiger plus the sophisticated 'flagship' coach the Royal Tiger Doyen as witnessed by A839SYR seen at the Stamford Hill Garage. But although more powerful and advanced none could compare with the more dependable rugged Leopard and with Leyland products no longer being as good this operator like others took the more sensible course and turned to the excellent Swedish Volvo B10M.

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