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 3 March 2011

Rapide 546

Once upon a time towns like Stafford enjoyed a good range of express coaches calling with not only Standerwick and North Western heading for Birmingham and London on the Associated Motorways services but the legendary Yelloway of Rochdale used to call here too on the route South West to Cheltenham and beyond. Today there are only about three stops here a day in each direction. In the Nineties K657 BOH on a Rapide 546 from Lancashire returns showing us a typical National Express white Volvo Plaxton belonging to Birmingham Coachways heading homewards.

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