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

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Alton Stagecoach: A Celebration of Those Stripes

The Alexander R type body especially with a flat front could have been designed for Stagecoach one might think as it fitted it like aglove. At the time most of us hated these corporate stripes for they rid vehicles of any individual identity but I think qualms we might have had over the scheme itself have faded into a certain accepting nostalgia. I must admit too the overall impression of Stagecoach is smartness and this Hampshire Bus Leyland Olympian attending the Alton Bus Rally in 2017 looked very much the way in did in service whereas many we so admire today as seen through 'rose tinted glasses' in their  traditional dark green and red liveries were quite hard to maintain

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