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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, 26 July 2017

DAK 222V: Yorkshire Traction 'Fastlink' bound for Huddersfield on the X21

With all the local branding at times it was often hard to guess which NBC company a bus belonged to, and it's only my familiary with numbers which stops me mistaking this Duple Dominant bodied Leyland Leopard in Leeds as a Yorkshire/West Riding coach. West Yorkshire PTE tended to follow the old Leeds Corporation liking for the Atlantean and of course the Fleetline but later deliveries included MCW Metrobus Mark 2's.

4 comments:

Ross said...

I didn't realise the Fastaway brand had survived deregulation.

Assuming it is post-dereg, of course; I'm basing my assumption of the fact that the Metrobox carries the YR of Yorkshire Rider...

Anonymous said...

Sorry Christopher, your first assumption was correct. DAK222V was running on the West Riding/Yorkshire Woollen Fastaway network which linked Leeds with Huddersfield and/or Halifax. Post deregulation the Fastaway network faded away as the stopping services increased in frequency from hourly to 30 minutes then 20 minutes as the old Metro enforced restrictions on carrying local passengers in Leeds Huddersfield and Halifax disappeared. The coach I think originated with SUT hence the South Yorkshire registration.
I worked at WR/YWD 1971 to 1992 and was involved in all this.

christopher said...

I've been told 222 belonged to Wypte.

Anonymous said...

No 222 was new to National Travel East (Sheffield), came to the West Riding group with that operator pre privatisation and was converted to run on the Fastaways when they were introduced. X21 on which it is running was a Heckmondwike operation (Yorkshire Woollen). After the withdrawal of the daytime Fastaways with the enhanced local services 222 passed to fellow Caldaire Holdings company, United of Darlington.