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 2 August 2010

The Optare Delta: A modern Classic

I don't think many modern buses will be remembered as being classics but the attractive and pleasant to drive Optare Delta was perhaps an exception. PMT tried ten alongside unsuccessful Leyland Lynx buses but neither got a big order as the operator went for more smaller buses like the ubiquitous Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer combination. The regulars on the trunk service to Stafford from Hanley which at one time even reached Leek to the north-east included SAD 802, H802 GRE .