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, 5 April 2016

Metrobus Mark1 BOK 72V at Cannock

I never thought it at the time but I really miss some buses from the Eighties and Nineties and a good example is the delicious sounding MCW Metrobus of which there were many in the West Midlands fleet including 2072 seen here at Cannock Bus Station.


Ross said...

Never really rated the Metrobus, but I do miss Midland Red/WMPTE style destination blinds.
Nice clear route number, destination and (usually) one intermediate via point.
No advertising, no scrolling, no logos; just nice, simple, easy to read information.

christopher said...

Probably it's best feature was the Gardner engine, I think they were quite nice to drive but they were rust buckets I'm afraid. Pity the Titan was over-engineered and expensive as that was a lot more rugged than the Olympian. But by the end of it's long production run the Atlantean became a pretty good bus too.