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

Friday, 5 September 2014

Arriva 3703 at Walsall on Service One to Huntington

Favourites of mine at Arriva Cannock are these 52-plated Wright VDL's used on the direct Service One from Huntington to Walsall as they nip along, seem a bit more comfy and less inclined to rattle than even the newest buses. Some might think the tree spoils the photo but as long as one can identify the vehicle it doesn't matter from a hobby point of view but for me the best shots always feature moments of everyday drama in people's busy lives. At one time they might have been standing reading the paper but today they're most likely to be on their mobile phones. No doubt when they get home they don't have much to say apart from complaining how much the bill is each month.

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