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

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Saturday in Schwarzenburg

I have to say Schwarzenburg, a small town and local ski-resort wasn't the most exciting place to have to spend two hours in the cold waiting for the train back to Bern that Saturday Afternoon almost exactly fifteen years ago on 27th Febuary 1993. Indeed it didn't take many minutes either to see the four PTT Swiss post buses based here. As well as this 1981 Hess bodied Saurer RH, until 1989-90 there had also been three Saurer DUK's here too, Nos P24605/11/19 dating from 1970-1. But they were replaced by brand new Mercedes based NAW BH4-23 buses with consecative numbers including this one the first P24430 . Later in the decade the local Regie fleet was transferred to a local Post Bus contractor (PAH) so I'm glad I didn't miss this one unlike Sierre, Fluelen and the other small garages that went over the years. Of much greater interest though was on the journey back great views of a huge scrapyard in a quarry containing a good number of old buses spoiling my sleep that night!

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