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 27 March 2015

BVP 807V: Stafford's Leyland National 2's

Stafford was the first Midland Red garage to get the later Leyland National 2 with the very different sounding 0.680 engine. We had Nos 807-811 which without that roof-pod were ideal for journeys to Lichfield which enountered a low railway bridge at Colwich.  Later they were joined by all the rest at MRN 812-814 from Shrewsbury and 823-825 from Tamworth and later Lichfield. But this was at the about the time they were bought out by Drawline and very soon most would be whisked away to places like Manchester and Merseyside.

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