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, 3 April 2015

RM 1214: A head turner in Halifax

Some of you like to imagine how modern buses might look in your favourite colours of the past.  This also applies to other types like the Routemaster but a few of them became a reality like when the name Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee was revived by a local entrepreneur together with that distinctive livery. Of course I knew they were there but I'm sure this strange combination in the town might turn a few heads.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Nostalgia moment. Remember these colours so well from growing up in 1960s and 1970s. The old Halifax Passenger Exec in earlier times used Leyland Titans, and I remember AEC Regent 3s ('Old Ikes' to us boys) and Regent5s. The fleet modernised with Leyland (Daimler) Atlantis, and also Dennis Lolines. The latter were a bit of disaster as I recall, being underpowered and simply not suited to all the turns and steep inclines in the villages around Halifax. Petty the colours weren't kept.
Richard London