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 7 October 2009

It will soon be snowing in the mountains

It was the middle of September and high up on the Jullier Pass in Switzerland and menacingly the winter snow was already making it's way down the mountain slopes and before too long as usual the pass would be closed to the Post Buses buses making their way on the lengthy service from St.Moritz and Chur. Two similar buses pass and 1982 Tuscher bodied P24287 coming the other way was typical of the PTT owned Saurer RH buses found in The Alps during the Eighties and Nineties.


Andy R said...

Thanks for this very atmospheric picture, which captures the essence of mountain postal bus services.

I can almost hear the horn ...

by the way, did you ever do the Maloja pass, and the Sonogno service?

Ricardo Figueiredo, said...

Beautiful photo...!

The horn.. and the cold dry air!

christopher said...

This was the only time I went when it was not in winter and most of my post bus journeys were short hops apart from the Chur to Bellinzona which I did frequently. The modern buses today are not a patch of these wonderfully engineered Swiss machines.