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, 9 September 2018

Midland Red National2 BVP808V at Tamworth

A few weeks ago there was an open day and free bus trips to celebrate 90 years of Tamworth Garage. This was slightly different to most enthusiast events as it had more of a the Midland Red family feel about it with lots of old staff and local well-wishers. My interest in Midland Red goes back to early childhood but I still felt a bit out of it as many there could only recall a different Midland Red to the real BMMO that built it's own buses. No it was not the same but I have some good memories of the NBC era too and one of them was when we got some lovely sounding buses the first five new Leyland National2 buses at Stafford and coincidentally my favourite 808 looked as good as new but personally I thought it looked even better with the black wheels it had then.

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