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, 11 March 2016

G453 NSL At Manchester Airport on National Expresss 738 to Glasgow

Very much the standard National Express 'Rapide' coach at the time was this Plaxton Paramount 3500 bodied Volvo B10M, indeed the company tried to impose it on it's contractors when they tendered for services and I think they christened it 'The Expressliner' or something like that. Heading home was this Scottish coach bound for Glasgow on the 738 at Manchester Airport and quite likely belonging to Park of Hamilton but that's just a guess.


billh35 said...

It belonged to Tayside Travel. It wasn't a Parks vehicle.

Unknown said...

Hi I have travelled on that vehicle a few times as a passenger between Manchester Birmingham. Many years ago I was a stewardess on the Rapide services.