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

Saturday, 10 August 2013

5879: When Stafford went from Deckers to Saloons

Till the late Sixties when the closure of Lichfield and Wolverhampton garages brought new bus types to Stafford taking the allocation from about forty-five to about sixty single-deckers had only played a small roll. Consequently from the last series of home build BMMO saloons S21-S23 5849-5991 only two arrived new Dual-Purpose S21 5866 and bus S23 5971. But the increased fleet and a need for 'OPO' brought a few more including the very first of what was something between a bus and a DP S22 5879 which had been new to Digbeth. More of interest to me was the former Yorkshire Woollen District tow bus from Yorkshire which was a rare visitor.

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