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

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Midland Red North PUK 563R in the snow

Winter turns up every year but it still seems to take us by surprise especially when it turns to snow. It looked particularly unwelcoming in this view of buses at Goal Square in Stafford when Midland Red North was trying to revive a bit of the old BMMO magic with red buses. Sadly not only was the paint too dark it was of poor quality quickly faded and looked scruffy. Also the heritage inspired historic typeface it employed just made the company look old-fashioned and dull whereas something brighter and more modern might have freshened up the image. Leyland National 653 had been renumbered to 953 to identify it as one the local buses that had been modified to get under the Colwich Bridge.

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