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, 8 April 2016

Mr Banga's old Banger Maybe but it does Arrive unlike Arriva

I read today Banga bus got in trouble due to poor maintenance record keeping and frequent MOT failures  and had it's operator's license reduced from thirteen to twelve buses. But there are far worse operators than this and to their credit scored a splendid 97% for reliability, a result I'm sure both locally Arriva and First would envy as buses still don't turn up or cut out bits of the route to make up time. Of course fed up one can telephone and complain but in the old days bus inspectors policed the system with proper authority. Having said that most buses do turn up but the failings should not go unchallenged as without the management knowing about it how can they improve the service but that's the problem when the people who should be watching are in a different part of the country.

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