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 24 March 2015

CKE 167Y: Maidstone & District

After the break up of the NBC many operators strove for a fresh image whilst others like Maidstone and District  evolved more slowly creating something of  a hybrid effect. Indeed for a number of years City of Oxford didn't do much at all to rid it's deckers of that poppy-red effect. But even though the green was much lighter than in BET days  M&D seemed to have returned allbeit long passed it's heyday. Once the preserve of Victoria Coach Station It's commuter coaches were now probably even more familiar in Central London like this ECW B51 bodied Leyland Leopard.

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