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

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Thomas of Barry DFB 680W

Thomas of Barry did a joint service from Cardiff to Barry Island with Western Welsh. The arrangement continued in NBC days and a Duple bodied Leyland Leopard is seen in Cardiff where it could boast as decent queue of boarding passengers.

Thorkils of Koge at Roskilde

                                                                         A Danish Leyland-DAB

Monday, 16 October 2017

Crosville Trainer 616 LFM Must be Tea-Break

I missed the half-cab buses when those outside London quickly disappeared from the streets. But a few hung on as driver trainers like this Crosville Lodekka standing outside Warrington Bus Station whilst they all had a cuppa I expect. After all they all have to learn how to drink tea and read the paper so that they never have to commit that sin of leaving on time lol. Many of these trainers moved around the country but this was once DLG 6 not to be mistaken for DLB 967 which was 616 HFM.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Huddersfield East-Lancs bodied Daimler CVG6

A star attraction at the POPS running day at the Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton was this very fine East-Lancs bodied Daimler CVG6. I had to have a picture of this and also took a ride as I have the Corgi OOC model of this actual bus. It's a pity Corgi got the red shade wrong.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Wilts & Dorset Olympian A903 JPR

A Wilts and Dorset coach-seated Leyland Olympian arrives in Bristol having made the long hilly journey up from Salisbury. I liked this spot at the entrance of Marlborough Street Bus Station and could usually cope with the bright sublight ahead but it's harder to get definition with a mostly white bus.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Travel West Midlands Enviro to Druids Heath on the 50 Service

I haven't had it many years but my well used Cannon G12 camera seems to have finally packed up with a shutter software problem so it's nice in a way that the last photo I took with it was a good one of an Enviro double-decker in Moseley on the even on Sundays very frequent 50 Service. Thankfully I have a spare G12 but I am not out of the woods yet as that one was playing up too.

Monday, 9 October 2017

New Volvo Bus at Neuchatel

In the late-Seventies Swiss towns and cities had to abandon their traditional colours for a corporate orange livery but thankfully the idea was dropped and most returned to their old colours or took the opportunity to change it to something new. Apart from the addition of the white relief these were the traditional hues at Neuchatel but applied in a modern way as seen on this still new Volvo in the Nineties.