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

Monday, 15 September 2014

Die Poste Mercedes 0405 at La Chaux de Fonds

This Swiss post bus seen in La Chaux de Fonds inherited the registration number off a Saurer DUK which had been withdrawn and sold a number of years earlier. There was not much of numbering system once the Die Poste was split off what became Swiss Telecom but it didn't matter too much as a few years later vehicles were to lose their famous P-Reg for Cantonal marques. The problem with that was each time a bus moved to a different area it received a new number and most likely something else when it returned. With that in mind one might have thought the large fleet would have by then carried fleet numbers but they don't and so the onlooker can guess very little about it.

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