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

Sunday, 13 January 2013

1992 Bright Winter Sunday at Meiringen

Meiringen was home to eight of these Hess bodied FBW 40 VH-R buses of 1977-78 fitted with small Mercedes engines. I never rode on one but I understand they were rather noisy.  Despite this little town famous for it's connections with Sherlock Holmes having a PTT garage with twenty-two buses about seven were outstationed up the Brunig Pass whilst another five moved away in winter as the longer routes through the passes were cut right back leaving just a couple of local runs to villages. So when I arrived one one  Sunday in 1992 there was just P23418 numerically the last of the nineteen to be seen loading for Gadman.

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