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

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Evening Rush Hour Aviero: Faces Squinting in the Sun

I used to see a lot of very attractive buses in Portugal but I have to say these don't figure amongst them. However these seen in 1984 do show a good contrast as the earth-red Volvo on the left is an Aviero town bus, whilst Caetano bodied RN 2455, probably another Volvo, is working a quite long 50km trunk route to Coimbra. My favourite though is the elderly but still very smart royal-blue coloured vehicle overtaking these on the right probably going to some little village nearby but apart from that I know almost nothing.


Ricardo Figueiredo, said...

Hi there!

The royal blue bus is in fact...an army vehicle! On the destination blind you can read "Paratroopers"!

Ricardo Figueiredo, said...

And by the way, the Rodoviária Nacional Caetano Alpha is probably a Magirus Deutz!

christopher said...

Thanks for that information, I couldn't quite read the destination in the army bus. Not surprising then why it was in such good condition.