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

Friday, 9 May 2014

Rush-Hour Buses; Catching them before Light's Out

Maybe it was because my brother talked about them but as a youngster I always believed there was such a thing as 'the rush hour bus' time-expired veterans. There was a little truth in it too in places like Manchester but in places like Switzerland it became a reality and visiting there in the dark winter months I was just about lucky to get this late afternoon view of one such beast, an articulated Saurer starting a peak hour only service in Zurich in about 1990 when the local marques like this, Berna and FBW were fast disappearing. By the time it reached the terminus poor light was setting in.

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