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

DOC36V: Catch them while you can!

The Eighties was an interesting time as even though the big bus groups like First and Stagecoach were rapidly expanding to all appearances the industry was in a state of flux as it was sometimes difficult to tell what everything was. For instance to the untrained eye this former West Midlands National2 leaving Warrington might either be in the correct livery and have local branding for the Runcorn Busway or it could be one moved within what was to become Arriva but had retained North Western colours and the lettering was just a quick fix. It was of course just carrying local branding and I rather liked this bright distinctive livery soon to be subverted by that never ending aquamarine and sandstone.

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