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

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Shearings for Sale!

3i the investment bankers who own Shearings have put the holiday company on the market. Let's hope the business goes to safe hands as following it's merger with Wallace Arnold it was left as the only sizeable coach tour company in the UK. At it's large Midlands coach station and depot at Corley near Coventry behind the scenes the driver of coach 401 makes sure all the luggage is safely stowed shortly before departure on another tour.

Wednesday 13 April 2011

North Western National2 309 in Liverpool

Hints of slightly earlier history abound in this 90's view of two North Western Nationals loading in the Liverpool rush-hour. Formerly Ribble 867, but carrying the name of another well respected former BET company it displays a former Crosville H-Series route number.