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 29 March 2015

RMF 1254 with Northern General

When out taking photographs I was often asked why I liked buses, and probably I didn't give a very convincing answer as I thought that person was thinking I was a bit of a wally. But one answer is some buses are a lot more interesting than others like former London Transport RMF 1254 which having done trials with BEA pulling a luggage-trailer was not deemed suitable for other work and was sold off to the only operator of Routemaster's Northern General whose fleet had forward entrances too.


plcd1 said...

Always nice to see a photo of the old Worswick St bus station in action.

christopher said...

Thank you, all of Newcastles bus stations had character and were busy. It's a shame Northern's buses became so scruffy and unloved looking during the NBC Era.