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

Tuesday 5 June 2018

First Badgerline L133 TFB

Perhaps the worst livery ever from the major groups was Barbi2 often not helped by it's hurried application which blanked out any cheerful brightwork including badges which make a bus look loved. As part of the First Group Midland Red West bought a fleet of Plaxton bodied  Dennis Lances but this example later moved on to Badgerline at Bristol where it was seen heading down the Gloucester Road in the golden tinted autumn sunshine.


Shieldsman said...

Actually this one was new to Badgerline - the registration gives a clue. The Dennis Lance/Plaxton Verde was briefly a Badgerline standard before Firstgroup - others went to the Yorkshire Rider fleet.

christopher said...

Thanks, yes another mental blip on my part, it's just that MRW had so many and even some M-MRW.