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, 21 January 2010
Bern FBW 140 at Helvetasplatz bound for Eigerplaz
I'm sure these FBW buses delivered to Bern bewtween 1959 and 1965 didn't owe them much. By this time in the early Nineties No.140 must have been forty years old and from the old black shaded fleet number might not have been repainted for many years or even not in it's life as this is how they looked in 1964. This bus was slightly unusual because most of them carried roof mounted advertisment boards. Bound for the spectacularly sounding Eigerplatz the arrival in the quiet suburbs must have been something of an anti-climax.