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

Monday, 17 February 2020

One of the good things about the NBC I suppose is it 'unfroze' the former BET and BTC fleets so that new types suddenly appeared as happened here at Wrexham as some Southdown NC bodied Fleetlines arrived to speed up Lowdekka withdrawal and facilitate more 'OPO'. The trouble was Southdown got rid of it's Daimlers and Atlanteans and got saddled with Tilling Bristol VR's but size didn't matter as when it had come to merging the two groups the old BTC management as happened at the much less significant Brighton & Hove District took control of the reins. So after Nationalisation the delicate Pret a Manger South Coast treat became more like the dried up British Rail cheese sandwich in cellophane you throw away to the gulls.

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