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

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Trent is 100 Years Old

With an open day at Langley Mill Trent is celebrating 100 years so I thought I would at least find something appropriate, it is also an excuse to post this less than perfect picture of Alexander bodied Volvo G617DTV. After Privatisation and with little spare cash buying their first batch of these buses seemed a huge gamble. But I read they were so reliable and liked by one and all they did much to put the revitalised Trent Barton firmly on the map. Sadly most of the former Municipal operators and operators that made up the NBC have vanished so it's good to see a once familiar name still thriving as is now only partly owned Nottingham City Transport if that's what it is still called.

1 comment:

Nick said...

Trent is part of the Wellglade Group, who also picked-up Barton of Chilwell some years back.

As far as I am aware Nottingham City Council don't have a financial stake in Trent though.