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 13 December 2008

More from Neviot

This Volvo bus slowly baking on the Sinai Desert sands of Neviot might be well laden but I'm afraid the palm tree growing on the roof is purely an illusion. When I took my Easter Holiday there back in the Eighties I didn't need to travel all over Israel to see these buses they just came and parked on the beach.


LERT said...

Thank you for yet another Israeli oldtimer!

Here is a Volvo B58-60, dressed in a Merkavim 3212a body, dating from late 1977.

B58 is the B10B predecessor, and was quite popular in the non-public transportation sectors in Israel, right after imports of Volvo bus chassis into Israel re-started, in 1972.

This is the more modern local incarnation of the B58. And as in January 1978 the Merkavim logo was updated, this points to this 1977 modelyear chassis being bodied in late 1977.

One more thing: I dare assume reg is actually 334036.

The operator, Hadar, does not exist today.

christopher said...

It's good that you know so much about the Israeli bis scene. No doubt these photos are of great interest to you as with everywhere else so much has changed and most of the character too.