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 8 March 2015

4466: Old Huddersfield Daimler Still in Red and Cream 1980

I got as far as into Yorkshire as Sheffield with my bus spotting trips of the Sixties but it was only at the end of the decade that I got to places like Leeds, Halifax, Wakefield and Barnsley. As for Huddersfield I  have to confess I had long since given up being a spotter in 1980 but I made an effort to visit as I was trying to catch the good old half-cabs on film before they went, fine old buses like this East Lancs bodied Daimler still in Corporation red and cream. I chose this one today as I've just added the Corgi OOC model of it to my collection as it was just six-quid and never out of it's box. I'm not sure if Corgi quite got the red right as it looks a bit too orange.

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