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, 29 September 2013

Peace & Tranquility at Belle Isle

A quiet moment in the Eighties at Wakefield Bus Station with typical NBC bus types in the background. Before it sold out, during the Sixties Leyland Atlanteans and Panthers had been popular with West Riding but today it is best remembered for operating by far the largest fleet of ill-fated Guy Wulfrunian double-deckers. Under NBC control Bristol RE's came first followed of course by the ubiquitous Leyland National whilst the Northern Counties Daimler Fleetline 725 BHL625K was rather more traditional. As the buses were operating in the West Yorkshire PTE area they carried MetroBus logo and no doubt ran to their conditions and fares.

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