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

Friday 8 February 2019

Hynburn Leopard and Swift at Mossley Road Garage

Accrington Corporation buses really stood out and could look magnificent in that  most unusual dark blue with red relief livery. This prevailed until it's demise but in later years it was 'brightened up' as can be seen on the East-Lancs bodied Leopard and Wadham Stringer bodied Swift. By the time I took this photo the fleet was looking shabby and there were no new buses just secondhand purchases to cope with the difficulties following Deregulation. Here even the yard gates were kept locked to stop travellers stealing the diesel.

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