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 2 March 2011

A little Magirus-Deutz Magic

I don't know if it was just me but I had rather a soft spot for these slightly old fashioned Magirus-Deutz coaches as they had a rather more rugged character than the refined slinky offerings in Germany from Mercedes and Neoplan. The traditional operator's name on a ribbon complete with the local emblems shows the pride from a different era and no doubt attracted me to the coach. It looks like this this one taken outside the Zoo in the Berlin in 1982 was from Salzberg.

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