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
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Thursday, 28 June 2018
As in England the Scottish Bus Group was broken up into smaller companies so that they could be more easily be sold off. The excuse being that it would help open the market up to competition but sadly the strongest not only survived and prospered they now have such a strong foothold they just don't care too much about giving a proper service any more. In the days of the BET Group the good urban areas used to help subsidide the country routes but now they make as much as the can in the big cities and make the local authorities pay for the country routes if they want them. Clydeside which was part of Western Scottish looked scruffy by comparison including this demoted Plaxton bodied Leyland Tiger which had gained the registration off a London Routemaster which came up here.