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, 31 July 2020
A pair of Leyland Nationals of different operators meet up in the Stockport sunshine. Because Greater Manchester had so many double-deckers like NC bodied Leyland Olympian 3234 it as easy to forget it had quite a few Nationals and if one includes those from Lancashire United the fleet was getting well towards the two-hunded mark. A very typical NBC example of typically smart Trent in poppy-red makes a good contrast with a mellowed looking Manchester 115 HNE 639N.
Thursday, 30 July 2020
Select wedded to the rather predictable Dart, Enviro and Solo have been breaking out into new territory first with a VDL and now with this new arrival an impressive former Nottingham Scania Omnicity. I think they will have to be careful where they use it as it's not really suitable for the back streets or narrow country lanes.