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, 2 April 2018

A Gem from 1929 Bolton Leyland TD1 WH 1553 at Lincoln

Now Easter is out of the way we can look forwards to another bus rally season so the enthusiasts will soon be polishing their steads and pumping up tyres. I'm a bit fickle as to where I go as I get bored quite easily and at the end of the day they are just buses parked in a field but now that I've officially stopped collecting diecasts the list is going to get even smaller. I don't do static events anyway and so I like plenty of rides which also give me access to the nearby town and the Lincoln museum events are ideal for that. I never made it to Malta for the bus experience but as a nipper I did go to Jersey with my mother which must have been just as good and so my formative memories include seeing about three very similar buses with JMT. This Leyland TD1 is a former Bolton bus dating to 1929. I wasn't old enough to go out spotting then but they fascinated all the same and it's just a pity I wasn't old enough the appreciate that amazing fleet.

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