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

Monday, 18 December 2017

London General Greenway WLT 696

With so much uncertainty in the bus industry during the period just before and just after Deregulation operators were forced to use their money wisely, and as well as this resulting in a plague of low-cost minibuses operators tried to get optimum returns from their stock and with a swing away from coachwork and especially as many of them had poor quality bodywork rebodying as buses became quite commonplace. As well as that East Lancs introduced the Greenway as a way of both extending the life of elderly Nationals and a means to make them more operator friendly. Often after conversion they reappeared somewhere else but London Buses had it's Red Arrow National2's rebuilt as Greenways and returned to their normal duties such as this one at Victoria which had gained the registration number off RM 696.

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