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, 28 January 2017

Whippet of Fenstanton Volvo VAV 160X.

Seen in Cambridge was this Plaxton bodied Volvo B10M of Whippet of Fenstanton. I still don't know why the bodybuilder offered these coaches with shallow windows, I can only imagine the similarly treated Scottish overnight coaches with Alexander bodies set a trend based loosely on the American long distance sleepers. Not many were built by Plaxton which is hardly surprising as they didn't look very attractive compared to the usual deep screens.

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