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 7 April 2017

No way to treat a Lady! North Western A40 SMA in Liverpool

It seems one is never too old to collect bus numbers, well at least it keeps them off the streets lol. I'm not sure it would really appeal to me today the same way it did when I was a teenager, and it was a needs must hobby for we didn't have much spending money unlike the 'spoilt' children of today and so we  had to make our own fun with just enough pocket money to make the odd trip and buy our Ian Allan ABC's. Also of course we had to make huge efforts to get about as we didn't have anything apart from a bicycle or save up just enough to buy a rover or budget rail ticket. I always thought the Laser was rather sleek and sexy but thankfully the chap who modified this former Crosville Tiger for bus work never became a plastic surgeon as he might have been sued for incompetence. 

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