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

Sunday, 31 December 2017

BMMO D7 4768: One of my very first photographs

I'm sure I am not the only one who got their first camera as a Christmas Present, an Ilford Sporti which took primitive 120 size roll film and then even though it was not up to it I went out in the poor winter lighting conditions and enthusiastically wasted the twelve exposures in the snowy bleakness. At the Midland Red garage in Stafford stands 4768 one of two D7's from the final batch delivered there in 1957, the other one being 4739. This photo was unusual as being the way in buses usually faced the other way. Considering the weather conditions it looked very clean so perhaps it had been put out to dry and the garage doors shut behind it to keep in the warmth. There was no bus wash here in those days so it had to be done with a hose.

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