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

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Articulate about RN 7801

Well I cannot articulate as I don't know a great deal about this RN Volvo articulated bus but I expect it has a Salvador Caetano body as the very flat portercabin slab-like sides and wide pillars either side of the entrance/exit doors remind me strongly of those mid-Eighties Lancia trolleybuses that look as though they were cut and folded and made of cardboard from off the back of a Weetabix Packet. Those trolleybuses could be seen in Porto and Coimbra but I'm not too sure about the location of this beauty. No doubt my RN fans will know.


Pedro said...

This Volvo B10M has a Camo bodywork and the photo was taken at Praça de Espanha, Lisbon.
Keep going with the RN photos!

Ricardo Figueiredo, said...

Another thing about this Volvo.

It was from 1983 and passed from Rodoviária Nacional to Transportes Sul do Tejo. Later it went to Rodoviária de Lisboa, to Caneças depot (where i work), and it was only withdraw from service a few days ago!

Thanks for the photo!