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

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

AFM 111G.Crosville RELH at Oswestry on the Ellesmere Run

I'm not sure if we are all the same but I have favourite buses, maybe it's the one of a batch that even in old age looked particularly smart, or that Leopard or Leyland PD3 with the even more distinctive exhausr note. But often it was buses I used to encounter regularly as I drove around the countryside. At one time I used to do some agricultural chemical deliveries for RHM at Fradley and that took me to Lincoln and back and then on to Wrexham . A bus I often encountered was this long demoted ECW Bristol RELH  London express coach now working from Oswestry garage which as the destination suggests could usually be seen on the country roads around the lakeside village of Ellesmere.


Ross said...

I remember Aberystwyth depot sending one of theirs out-and-back to Birmingham each Saturday in the run up to deregulation in the mid-1980s on what I think was a Saturday-only National Express working.
It looked rather out of place next to the Plaxton Paramounts and their ilk which were coming into fleet service at that time!

christopher said...

Elegant they might have been but hardly modern and exciting, but still I'm sure passengers would have been forgiving as they were probably more comfortable and relaxing than the modern coach. Cosy but not always warm or cool either as the air vents weren't very powerful.