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, 5 April 2012

Routemaster Refurbishment

In the early Nineties as their numbers started to dwindle Londoners started to treasure the Routemaster and some gained extended lives following a major overhaul. I'm glad they lived on but I'm afraid the re-engined RML's never did much for me as without those AEC engine sounds they sounded a bit 'third world' and seemed to have lost their soul and magic. On the other hand one has to stand and admire the way London Coaches not only presented it's fleet but the efforts made to return RM's to an original spec.

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