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 1 September 2011

NBC rekindles memories of the old South Wales

Even though it was far more enjoyable than what we have today with much of it's inherited empire still intact the NBC era was rather depressing compared to what came before under the BET and BTC. So it was more heartening when the NBC relaxed it's rules and recognised the value in it's heritage with the sell-off of it's parts looming. And so we were treated to what became known as the blind-effect where companies tried to be a bit different and more memorable with  differing variants on the theme. Some went for something new and brighter but South Wales reused it's former dark red and gold fleetname from BET days on this Willowbrook bodied Leopard local express coach.

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