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

Saturday 12 July 2008

A vetter Picture

At first glance this bus looks like a Mercedes but it is a Stuttgart built Vetter and they were quite common in the ranks of the Swiss PAH Post Bus contractors. For me because of the clear air and afternoon light Tarasp was the perfect spot to take photographs and with plenty of mundane activity seemed to sum up the atmosphere of busy moments at the small Swiss railway station. Swiss trains are famous for their punctuality and one can usually plan on getting almost any hour before returning but once or twice when I got here I had to rush down to Scoul on foot in the slippery winter conditions to visit the Post Bus Garage with a hard slippery slog back up the steep hillside expatiated by breathlessness caused by the high altitude here in the South East corner of Switzerland. Still if I had any sense I would have waited for a bus but with the train being late they would have already gone.

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