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, 3 September 2016

Hyde Road Bus Garage Manchester

Of the former seven Manchester Corporation bus garages I remember from my teens only two remain in use, Queens Road with First Bus and the extensive site at Hyde Road now occupied by Stagecoach which includes a vast open space at the rear once offering mouthwatering glimpses of rows of withdrawn buses and trolleybuses. Not far from Piccadilly Station the trains into Manchester often slowed here but just as they were about to grind to a half off they would trundle again before one had even written down a single number. Of course it's many years since I last spotted buses but I'm sure here at least some things never change.

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