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, 26 March 2008

Babelsberg: Film Studios and Obus Route 691

Some years ago there used to be a tiny smattering trolleybus routes in East Berlin and even one operated in the West till 1965. However they could still be found working within the ' Berlin S-Bahn Zone' just over the wall in the East at Babelsberg on the line to Potsdam in the Havel District, but with the many revisions that came with Reunification sadly the functional but not unattractive Skoda trolleybuses on the 691 route had to go. I took this picture in April 1992 and went looking for them again last year not realising how long ago it actually was, and so now I guess it's hardly surprising they had long gone. Babelberg is most famous for it's film studios being the traditional heart of the German Film Industry.

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