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

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Almost time for Switzerland

As winter the cold weather and the thought of snow approaches I think about Switzerland again as after Christmas was the time when I took a holiday there. Sion is one of my favourite places as it was one of the few places I managed to take a proper look at a decent number of PTT Regie fleet during my schooldays nearby in Vaud. In the Sixties many of the buses were FBW C40U Alpenwagens but there were older bonneted Saurer's too but these were a far cry from the sophisticated Saurer RH's to be seen in the Eighties and Nineties. P24412 and P24416 were amongst the last Saurer's built in 1985 as both Saurer and FBW sold out to Mercedes-Benz who continued the Swiss tradition with hybrids under the marque NAW from Arbon.

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