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

Monday, 24 December 2007

Berlin Double-Deckers in Copenhagen

BVG the Berlin company took a fleet of 98 new MAN double-deckers in 1995-6 and one of these No.3042 was borrowed by Copenhagen in 1998, and even though a German order never followed Arriva eventually bought some big three-axle East-Lancs bodied Dennis buses for service the the Denmark capital. Sadly these have recently been sold to Ensign and returned to Britain, and for some years it looked as though the double-deck bus in Berlin too was slowly heading for extinction. Fortunately as in London it has been decided to continue buying them for busy key routes and a whole new generation are appearing in service across the city. One can tell No.3049 of the Nineties delivery was photographed some time ago as looking a bit like a radiator-grill the Brandenberg Gate Logo is carried on the front of Berlin Buses today. In my opinion this spoils the look and the clean lines of the buses somewhat.

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