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

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Southend Olympian B557 ATX in Knightsbridge

A damp Autumn day in the late Eighties and things had certainly changed since my bus heyday in the Sixties. Then the only real change year on year was an influx of new vehicles but everything else more of less remained constant and so who would have believed that Southend Transport who were then operating Massey bodied Leyland Titans plus Lowlanders and Reading with Dennis Lolines would be a couple of decades further on be running double-deck buses on limited stop services right across the Capital once the tightly regulated domain of London Transport.. In the Southend fleet this East Lancs bodied Leyland Olympian had come from Cardiff and was pictured stuck in early- evening traffic along Knightsbridge.

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