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, 3 September 2008
BVG Neoplan 1009: Berlin Kurfirstendam
In 1992 Berlin's BVG bought ten Neoplan N4014 single-deckers 1001-1010 and put them to work on the prestigious 109 route from the central Zoo area out to Tegal Airport. Later they found themselves relegated to suburban services in the East where they joined most of the other Neoplans including some three axle single-deckers N4021 Nos 2501-2518 working from the large bus cum tram depot at Lichtenburgerstr. Of interest as well as a Fifties Mercedes car in this early Spring Kurfirstendam scene are the colourful Guardian Angels who patrolled the streets and subways at that time. Whether they made the streets safer I'm not so sure, but it certainly made the place seem a bit like an American import.