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, 25 July 2012

Plymouth:I've got the Blues I rather miss Wallace Arnold

I thought it didn't seem right that when under common ownership an industry stalwart like Wallace Arnold should be absorbed into what was by comparison a bit of an 'upstart'. No doubt the former Leeds family firm was perceived to be rather old-fashioned, still I think the elderly people who go on extended breaks rather prefer something  traditional that they've always known to the rather brash 'internet age' slightly overbearing purple blue of Shearings. Volvo-Plaxton 9091 WY was one of a number of coaches registered in the Nineties.

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