No doubt this will be the first of a number of ‘Blogs’ that came out of my visit to ‘Showbus’ yesterday.
My trip there was with ‘Transpire’ the Chesterfield Bus Society.
The ‘Olympus’ body has had a checkered build background during its relatively short production life. Starting out as an ‘East Lancs Coachbuilders’ product. Then coming from ‘Darwen’ until finally finishing up in the ‘Optare’ stable.
Whoever the builder was what I think that the ‘Olympus’ was probably the the most visually attractive of all the double deck bodies produced in the last few years.
Seen here in the livery of ‘Midland Classic’ who operate in and around Burton on Trent.
The livery is a classic of its own kind being recognisable as a style of livery that has graced buses for many years. Long may it continue.
JB10 MCL on a Scania chassis.