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

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Mortlake Showbus RM 1563 563 CLT

I think Mortlake was a favourite garage with London Transport enthusiasts. They were certainly friendly to me the day I visited letting me wander inside to photograph stored RM1, RTW 467 and others. Also not only was their Showbus RM 1563 turned out nicely all their buses were usually very tidy. I had a girlfriend with me this day and perhaps more for her benefit the driver got out his comb and did his hair making her laugh. It was only a smallish garage with an allocation of about 37 by the Seventies although in the days of the RTL it had been 57. It only did one other route apart from 9 the very long 73. This garage  was a hit with me too as they ran Leyland powered RM's, after all I do reside well north of Watford Gap where the M1 ends lol.

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