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 17 March 2011


In the Sixties Maidstone and District operated it's fleet of 783 buses and coaches from no less than nineteen garages and I guess quite a number like Gravesend had an allocation of well under the average. Indeed it was situated on the Thames Estuary right in the far north-west corner of the companies area and as a reminder of this London Transport had one of it's  'Country Area' green bus garages just down the road at Northfleet with over forty-one buses probably almost twice the number at M&D. Unlike the typical Leyland Atlanteans and Harrington products to be found at this BET stronghold, at Northfleet along with RT, RML and RF buses were a number of those small ECW bodied Guy Special buses used on rural services.

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