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, 30 September 2014

West Mon Leylands await the Scrapman

Despite it being about ten years younger than the two Willowbrook bodied Leyland PD2/40's of 1957 and 1958 this F-Reg Leyland Leopard looked as if it too would shortly also find it's way to the scrapyard here in this view at West Mon's depot at Blackwood in 1980. As you can see on these buses even before it was renamed Islwyn Borough Transport all Leyland fleet was being painted in a what some might call a more cheerful light blue and white but my myself I much preferred proper colours like the traditional maroon and cream which the Leopard had arrived in too.

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