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, 17 July 2008
Montreux & Vevey: 40 years of Service
Between 1956-1958 the VMCV Montreux and Vevey trolleybus system took delivery of a fleet of these of what look to me from the wheel-hubs like Saurer trolleybuses and I remembered them well from when I was at school here in Switzerland between 1963-1965. In 1991 they had not changed at all apart from gaining the odd smile and lasted till 1995 when they were replaced by 18 Van Hool/kiepe articulated buses. I doubt very much whether the new generation will last that long.