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

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Luzern: Departure Time

Not surprisingly being a nation of clockmakers the Swiss transport system is co-ordinated to run effortlessly like clockwork. Consequently many bus departures leave at the same time as they do here at Luzern as buses jostle for position as they queue at the traffic-lights beside the station. The Volvo articulated bus belonged to the City but other small operators work for them too and also carry the smart blue and white local livery like the Mercedes based NAW with Frech Hoch bodywork of Sissach. Sadly this is one of many small bodybuilder's who have now closed their doors and it ended in 1993 having been born at the dawn of the motorbus in 1899. Today we treat the past like art and shut it away in museums seeing little value in it's merits.

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