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

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Arriva Optare 3699 in New Park Road, Shrewsbury.

An Optare Spectra the most common type with Arriva at Shrewsbury along with Solo's heads down New Park Road. I think we probably tend to take too many photos in the more obvious places so I like to have a camera with me when I'm just walking from A-B as it's always good to have varying views although I admit they can't all be exactly interesting. A herd of wild buffalo came charging down here five minutes earlier but sadly I just missed it lol. The number 3699 suggests a Midland Red S12 but that one was at Hartshill, Dudley and Evesham, but 3696-8 were all allocated new here; ah those were the days!

1 comment:

plcd1 said...

It's an Optare Versa. The Spectra was a double deck model but I don't think any are left in mainstream service.