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 5 March 2011

A Saurer by any other name

For many years the Swiss manufacturer Saurer also built almost indistinguishable vehicles badged as Berna but over the years that nicety was dropped. However the town of Olten where they were made continued to take them into the local bus fleet. By the mid-Seventies Swiss urban undertakings were having to paint their buses a rather boring universal orange and white but many buses like the blue and cream 1964 Berna behind managed to escape it. By the time this view was taken in 1990 operators could choose their own unique colours once again but quite a few like this town were quite content to stick with orange.

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