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

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Catch Us If You Can!

It's a good thing there is no race to get to events like Showbus as there would always be the same winners and losers. Even though the Silver Star Harrington bodied Leyland Tiger Cub was the true coach our Seventies Marshall bodied Leyland Leopard Dual-Purpose built for the faster 'Motorway Age' simply romped passed the Fifties veteran. But on the other hand if you were in charge of such a lovely beast would you thrash it down the road just to save a few minutes getting to Duxford. After the proprietors for health reasons sold Silver Star to local Wilts and Dorset in 1963 the smart fleet of Leylands was scattered far and wide across the South West. Numbered 3805 1955 NMR 553 was one of five PSUC1/2's that went to Western National along with a Royal Tiger.

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