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, 20 April 2008

Bern Mercedes-Benz Bendi 273

For many years the city of Bern stayed faithful to FBW for it's buses but when they ceased manufacture they turned to Volvo. However a few other vehicles were tried including about three Mercedes-Benz articulated buses with Swiss bodywork. They looked a bit different from the rest of the fleet but No.273 stood out even more as it received a rather unorthodox but quite attractive version with black lining-out of the universal orange town bus colours adopted in Switzerland for a while before thankfully being dropped again.

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