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

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Midland Express to Brum

For a number of years the former Midland Red area companies continued the tradition of operating longer distance limited stop express services. Maybe by the Eighties the ninety-six miles long Northampton-Coventry-Birmingham-Shrewsbury X96 was a thing of the past but unlike today when many longer services just go to the next town one could still take useful through service to go shopping in Birmingham on the Rugeley-Hednesford-Birmingham X31 which used coach seated ECW bodied Leyland Olympians and these Willowbrook bodied Leopards. 1980 No.793 carries Midland Express branding and an eye catching red yellow and white livery.

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