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, 24 July 2018

Strachans bodied AEC Merlin Red Arrow XMS6

Not very well know as a bus builder Strachans must have seen a high profile order for a batch of experimental AEC Merlin Red Arrow buses for London as something of a coo. The Capital bought a huge fleet but sadly for the Solent bases bodybuilder it just did fifteen and small orders for similar buses with Southampton and Wolverhampton. It was a pity as these were a lot more attractive than most Strachans bodywork of that time. Another Ilford Sporti soft shot I'm afraid from my schooldays.

No comments: