The first day of August found me, along with fellow bubblers, Alan E Taylor and his better half Elizabeth at the 2010 Cromford Steam Rally in Derbyshire. Once again I was lucky and blessed with a lovely day as well as an excellent turnout.
Two of the buses at the Rally were Chesterfield Corporation vehicles, Nearest is no. 225 (225 LRB), a 1959 Leyland PD2/30 with 61 seat Weymann Bodywork. Note the full cowling over the engine which many PD2’s, especially earlier ones, didn’t have.
Behind is another Leyland. Dual doored no 93 (ENU 93H) is one of ten Northern Counties bodied (B49D) Leyland Panthers supplied to Chesterfield Corporation in 1969. The Leyland Panther was a rear-engined single-deck bus chassis built by Leyland between 1964 and 1972. It gained a reputation for unreliability, which to some extent was common to many of the first generation of rear-engined single-deckers.
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC MACRO EX Lens
Focal length: 50mm
Speed: 1/400 sec
Processing: Photoshop CS4
Filter: NIK ColorEfex