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

Monday, 9 January 2017

An Ikarus at Gorlitzer Bahnhof

After the Berlin Wall came down not only did the people need reuinification so did the transport system with rail line extensions and new stations near The Wall. But at least the spoilt West Berliners got a taste of what it must have been like to squashed into a noisy lumbering Ikarus from the East. Most did not survive long in the new world but a few lingered on for a while and besides were not very old anyway. Now numbered 5891 with BVG one of these not too unlikable buses does a rail replacement service in Kreuzberg.

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