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 11 June 2019

LT Uxbridge Garage Delights

The red bus garages on the fringes of London held a certain fascination, maybe it was because some of them like Uxbridge were quite small and as a teenage spotter one surmised that being more distant these buses would be the ones one didn't see in the centre. That was true of course but they usually worked at least one route which took them into the central zone even if it was only Routemasters like RM 77 to Shepherd's bush. A new much bigger garage was built here but this the old one housed just over fifty buses a number which would be quite decent for a provincial town but seemed like almost an outstation compared to some of them like New Cross.


Peter Trevor said...

I took a photo of a BL class in front of the LT Uxbridge Garage in July 1981 and am currently trying to locate on Google Earth the site. Im presuming its on Oxford Rd in Denham but I cant determine where. Can you help. I am English but have spent the last 62 years living on the other side of the world. You can see my photographic efforts at https://www.flickr.com/photos/80179083@N00/with/49881954501/

Regards Peter Trevor

Peter Trevor said...

Well Ive been given assistance and the two story next door is still in existence as HSS Hire Shop. Looks to be original condition except for a facing applied covering the second floor