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

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Y729TOH: TWM Dennis Trident

Because some buses have been around so many years an acceptance becomes fondness and then when their number start to dwindle they become favourites. National Express Travel West Midlands has a reputation for running elderly buses but in good condition like this Y-Reg Alexander 400 bodied  Dennis Trident so typical of the fleet but despite it's smart appearance it must be almost sixteen years old which is twice the age of the oldest Stagecoach buses. Upstairs they seem a bit spartan a bit like a modern version of the shaky bodied MCW Orion of my youth but they do make some enjoyable sounds that still remind me a bit of the much more tuneful and much missed Metrobus also to be found in numbers at Wolverhampton.


Anonymous said...

Stagecoach East Midlands still have R, S and T reg Olympians in daily use, so it's not only NXWM who are using older stuff.

Stagecoach EM also have the gall to claim all their routes are low-floor easy access, then turn step-entrance Olympians out!

christopher said...

Obviously I only get to see the newer Stagecoach buses in cities like Exeter and Manchester.