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, 5 January 2014

Elderly VMCV No.4 Standing outside outside Montreaux Palace

When I came to Switzerland in 1963 to school this fleet of twenty VMCV Saurer trolleybuses that worked the long route beside Lake Geneva all the way from Vevey to Villeneuve was quite new and so it was nice to see them not looking a day older when I returned as the Eighties crept into the Nineties. Switzerland had a reputation for expensive quality engineering but sadly today they can't afford to do it and have to buy their buses from the people who can build in bulk to help pay for all that wonderful here today gone tomorrow technology which might make things quieter and life easier and I'm sure many might say better. The M in VMCV of course stands for Montreux where No.4 stands outside the once very grand Montreux Palace where the English rich once came to enjoy the magnifcent scenery and wonderful air.

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