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 July 2017

National Express Duple at Plymouth Looking Good

Built  mostly on the Leyland Tiger the National Bus Co seemed to spread out it's coach bodywork orders quite fairly during the Eighties. Having said that Willowbrook was called in too so maybe things got a bit desperate as quality and focus had evaporated at Willowbrook with leaky coaches etc. But I have always had a soft spot for Duple as it has turned out lots of interesting designs including this it's final generation of coaches like this 3500 which was quite stunning looking. It was a local Western National coach heading off on a long trip to Burnley from Bretonside in Plymouth.

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