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 December 2007
Interlaken is of great interest to the rail enthusiast as a number of different coloured narrow-gauge companies terminate here along with the only State Railway SBB/CFF narrow line over the Brunig Pass to Luzern. For myself though Interlaken had special status as it was one of the places where The Post Office itself had a bus garage. In 1964 the allocation here was No's P24131-2, a couple of recent Saurer Alpenwagens. But as elsewhere in Switzerland like for instance those garages in Zernez and Sierre smaller operations were transfered over to local PAH Contractors wherever possible. Working the two Post Bus routes from Interlaken West Station were two Ramseier and Jenzer bodied Contractors Post Buses, a Mercedes bases NAW and a fine Saurer RH.