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 21 September 2007

Sunshine & Postauto in Sursee

One of the delights of Switzerland is it's many small railway stations which seem to be at the centre of the community usually with a cafe and hotel nearby. I was going to say unspoilt but like everywhere else times change and the public expects better facilities and at Sursee they have provided a concrete canopy to protect bus passengers from the elements. One wonders how much protection it would give in a snow blizzard but at least it would be effective against the odd shower or something they seem to get a lot of in Switzerland sunshine. Many of the PTT Regie garages are well off the tourist trail and when an Englishman went to seek out the six buses at the depot in Triengen it caused quite a bit of excitement amongst the drivers and on my return the driver back to Sursee was already expecting me to be waiting at the bus stop. Being a sub-depot of Aarau it housed it housed Saurer RH's, and more interestingly the longer three-door variant, but interlopers soon started to appear like this tranferred Mercedes O405 working one of the garage's two routes to Schoftland.

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