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 3 August 2016

Unfamiliar Livery in Carrs Lane

Perhaps it is a good thing in that I am not always good at throwing things away including poor photographs. Not my worst by a long way but this interesting view of a former South Yorkshire Leyland National B Series in Carrs Lane Birmingham wearing unfamiliar colours and bound for Tamworth caught my eye

1 comment:

Ross said...

Ah, Serveverse (or sometimes Serverse, I think).

I have a feeling they were related to the Burman Travel/Tame Valley Travel/Frontline operation who seemed to change identity every year or so.

Whatever your own thoughts on the merits of the photo (it looks fine to me!), it captures a part of the West Midland's bus history, and probably a part that's been fairly neglected.

I'd pretty much lost interest in buses at that time, and now I wish I'd paid more attention. But we can't turn the clock back so I rely on photos such as yours jog the memory... :)