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

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

It's a pity the fear of petty crime plus of course the  'health and safety' culture of today makes normal bus depot visits a thing of the past as one often found all the most interesting buses parked around the back out of sight. The Midland Red South garage at Nuneaton had a large yard at the back and on here one could find members of the driving school fleet. Midland Red liked yellow for it's ancillary vehicles as was worn by this former Harper Brothers Duple Commander bodied Leyland Leopard ORF 458F which had at some time found a Plaxton front following an accident. Other concerns including Bristol Omnibus where former Bristol FLF No.7107 552 OHU originated preferred a mid-blue for training buses and what makes this once common bus rather more interesting is the fact that Bristols of any description were more or less unheard of with Midland Red.

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