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
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
With no other form of power except cheap hydro-electricity Switzerland could have been expected to continue to be a haven for the trolleybus but even here systems seem to be disappearing quite rapidly. I don't know when it will finally go but the small Schaffhausen system dating from as recently as 1966 only had eight Hess bodied Naw vehicles which in 1991 replaced trolleybuses like Saurer No.104. Taken on a cold grey winter's day it's amazing how effective the yellow and black livery cut through the gloom.