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

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Special Swiss Ski-Buses

Height can often be a problem with buses as when they have two floors can be just too big. In Switzerland they had the opposite problem and an unusual one at that. It needed some buses to serve the Ski-Lifts at Scoul right in the top R/H corner overlooked by Italy and Austria. The problem was as the standees packed inside the headroom was not adequate for some upright skis. So a few elderly Saurer DUK's had their roofs raised for the job. Two PTT owned examples were seen here alongside a more normal contractor's small Mercedes in the Nineties.  .

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