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

Friday, 11 May 2007

Lausanne: Corporate Brick-Red Swiss

In the Seventies for some high-minded reason Switzerland decided to paint all it's town buses in this rather uninspiring brick-red orange colour with a white band which was not too unlike our awful poppy red Nation Bus Company garb.By the end of the Eighties tradition and civic pride had returned and most of the buses were to be found in either their traditional individual colours again or in a completely new livery such as at St. Gallen . However as in other towns like Baden and Olten, Lausanne decided to stick with that red instead of returning to it's former blue based colour-scheme. But as can be seen from the older trolleybus behind FBW No.717 a white top was added and the overall effect was quite attractive.

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