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, 3 January 2018

West Midlands Metrobus BOK62V in Handsworth

West Midlands MCW Metrobus 2062 heads through Handsworth on it's way into Birmingham


Ross said...

A PTE-era inspector would possibly have had something to say about the service number display, which should have been (blank)74(blank), not 74(blank)(blank) - PTE policy was that the displays were HTUL (Hundreds, Tens, Units, Letter), and were to be used consistently.

Little things like that were lost as irrelevant and old-fashioned at deregulation, of course, despite perhaps making life just a little easier for the customers.

christopher said...

Ross, well at least it didn't just display a route number which NBC buses often did with just perhaps 'Service' which is of no help to strangers.

Ross said...

True enough, Christopher, although Wumpty (and later, although to a much lesser extent, WM Travel) did continue Birmingham's liking of route number plus "Service Extra", which wasn't exactly helpful either!