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, 22 July 2007

Berna and Saurer in Sion

When I first visited Sion in 1964 the PTT Regie fleet had three of the well-known bonneted glasswagon buses, these being Berna L4C Alpenwagen 111a buses P23152-4. The last of which is seen here at the Railway Station. By the end of the Nineties the old Swiss buses had almost gone and I'm glad that despite the awful weather I took one last photo of still smart looking Lauber bodied Saurer RH bus VS 106 000 because the next time I came it was a Mercedes standing in the snow. The Saurer was one of a pair delivered to a local PAH in 1984 just before Saurer ceased manufacturing buses.

1 comment:

DO 1980 said...

Very nice, I recognize the bus that I often take to go to Veysonnaz via Les-Mayens-de-Sion!

All right, this Saurer RH was bought in 1984, and remplaced in 1999.