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

Thursday 15 February 2018

Happy Days London DMS 2035 in Stafford

Independent's like Happy Days of Woodseaves went through a lot of vehicles some of which stayed so long they have become part of our memory, but in the years around Deregulation things were far less settled and buses came and went so quickly sometimes they didn't get a repaint. Once stalwarts of the old pre-70's G.H.Austin bus services Leylands returned in the Eighties for bus and contract work and used Leopards became a feature in later years but a single former Glasgow Atlantean was so difficult to start in the morning it guaranteed Fleetlines like this Former London DMS would become the double-deck choice. Former DMS 2035 showing 'Private' emerges from deep winter shadow and catches a bit of thin sunlight on a chilly day in Stafford with snow and ice underfoot whilst another Happy Days vehicle, this time a Ford follows it on service. 

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