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

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Are Their Days Numbered?

This preserved former Wallasey Atlantean, an early example from 1959 can be excused for kicking out so much smoke as it was both well laden and climbing hard heading for New Brighton but it makes me wonder how  preservationists will cope when tighter emission regulations come in. I certainly don't want to see them frozen in museums and nore do I like the thought of steam trains being run on clean energy. After all the half the magic is the glorious sight sound and smell of those wonderful beasts from the past. We sometimes focus too much in the past and should try to appreciate little treats like a day out on riding on old buses as sadly it might not last for ever.

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