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

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Bringing you back: They've lost that Saurer Magic

Strange isn't it how our tastes in fashion are changed by the pundits and design professionals and the old not so long ago derided tasteless look is now the coolest thing on two axles heading down Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse like this magnificent Saurer coach dating back to the early Fifties. But the new ones lack something because they are missing that smell of traditional quality and the sounds of polite coughing and Swiss precision engineering are replaced by the fuzz from a leaking personal stereo and the creaking of glued together plastic. This beautiful creature was seen at the Transport Rally held in the station forecourt at the tram terminus called Tiefenbrunnen in September 1990.

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