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 6 April 2020

Solent Blue Line BFX 576T in Southampton

Similar bus sounds could be enjoyed in two cities which are also slightly similar having had to be hurriedly rebuilt after the War giving them an understated low-rise  flat-roofed Fifties 'New Town' feel. Southampton and Plymouth both standardised on the Leyland Atlantean amassing a large fleet and in the Nineties both Solent Blue and Western National paraded their inherited former NBC tuneful  Gardner powered Bristol VR's making interesting contrasts.

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