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

Monday, 28 July 2014

Badgerline G904 GWS: ECW or Leyland?

Badgerline used some of it's newest double-deckers on it's X39 Bristol to Bath service and the attractive livery seemed to suit this Bath based Leyland Olympian well. This was a late example and rather than the numerous ECW bodied buses this in fact might well have been bodied by Leyland itself. Indeed why have a quality bodybuilder with a long pedigree in Lowestoft when some 'Smart Alec' business planner can just close it down and find someone else to do it half as well. Indeed apart from Wright nobody today seems to build to that quality any more and even new buses seem ready to shake to bits.

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