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

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

EWW226T. Never mind the Loch Ness Monster Stafford is really worth seeing!

I thought it was rather apt that as a German school party admire what used to be Stafford's equivalent of the Berlin Wall parked alongside their rather desirable Magirus Deutz was EWW226T. I checked as after Wallace Arnold finished with them Happy Days acquired no less that four examples which would have spent many an hour on the coach and lorry park next to Props Wine Bar. But as it turns out they had EWW223-5/7 but not 226. Also of course this ugly wall is long gone as this is now the corner of Sainsburys Car Park which maybe why we hardly see any tourist coaches any more in the town.


Anonymous said...

If "Magrius Deutz" is not a typo then I have just learnt that after many many years calling that make Magirus Deutz I have been getting it wrong.Never too old eh!

christopher said...

Sorry Knightrider, you can blame my finger for that slip up.