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

Thursday, 14 September 2017

A low height Metrobus with Yorkshire Traction

The MCW Metrobus was very common and gave Leyland a good run for it's money. But a low height Metrobus was something quite different as I think they only built one small batch of complete vehicles for Yorkshire Traction, I guess they were hoping to steal some of those large NBC orders as even if there were no low bridges the low height of the Leyland Olympian made it less prone to tree damage etc. It materialised just as the NBC was being sold off and for a time new bus orders dried up so it did not come along at a good time. No.716 was just leaving Leeds for Barnsley when still quite new.

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