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 June 2016

Mercian Leyland National2 EON 825W in Stafford

Carrying Tamworth's Mercian branding was this Leyland National2 which alongside 823-4 were kept at the Lichfield outstation and also worked the X25. A number of these were also allocated to this the Stafford end of the route as a low bridge under the railway at Colwich precluded more normal Nationals with that pod on the roof but several had it removed with that in mind.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To be pedantic the X25 omitted Colwich, the latter being served by 822/823/824/825 routes. The two low railway bridges - 10'3" and 10'0" are in Little Haywood rather than Colwich: the bridge in Colwich can be negotiated by all single deck vehicles.

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