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, 11 June 2011

A hiccup for First: Bring back Barbi!

Although First's 'Barbi' livery is quite well designed it's biggest failing is it is somewhat dour and soon looks scruffy when neglected. Sad then that it eventually replaced some very attractive earlier First Group liveries such as Caldaire and Badgerline. When in about 1999 separate identities were a thing of the past I saw this pretty dreadful colourful scheme in Rochdale on a Marshall bodied Dennis Dart of Pioneer.

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