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 10 August 2016

A Midland Classic YT16 DXT

To some the red on this Optare Versa of Midland Classic reminds them of local Midland Red and the yellow of Stevenson's who also had a bit of history in Lichfield too. Of course just before it all became Arriva Midland Red North employed a similar livery but what I like about it the most spotlessly clean and decked out in cheerful and what I call proper colours this bus lifts the spirits. I wanted to get a bit more of the side in as well but it was too close behind the cars in front to do anything better.


plcd1 said...

That's an Optare Metrocity not a Versa. The Versa has the more pointy "nose".

christopher said...

Thanks, I'll get it right one of these days I don't follow modern buses that closely.