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

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Former Jones of Aberbeeg Tiger Cub in NBC Blue.

Jones of Aberbeeg was one of the best know Welsh Independents but sadly like many others they sold out to the National Bus Company. At first even in NBC colours they stood out from their sisters as because they had been blue and cream they were allowed to wear the much less common blue version. But this policy didn't last and very quickly buses like this well know Willowbrook bodied Tiger Cub would have been for apart from a few enthusiasts  indistinguishable alongside the ranks of similar former Western Welsh machines. In all white the first Panorama Elite bodied Leopard came from Rhondda but as you can see the whole National Welsh fleet looked as though it had been taken over by Red & White as it inherited their interesting fleet numbering system which didn't show the make but the year and type instead.

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