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

Saturday, 27 February 2016

P23417: Choose your bus for a ride into The Alps

In Britain when we take bus photos at depots the backdrop is usually pretty uninspiring but as one might imagine not always in Switzerland as can be seen here at Meiringen. Two 70's Post Buses were ready to head off up those mountain passes the first a 1973 Saurer DUK with a Tuscher body was bound for Engslenalp whilst the attractive FBW carried the prototype bodies for the later large Saurer RH Class. Hess bodied and of 1978 it was heading for Swarzwaldalp but unlike powerful FBW's of old this batch of twenty-three mountain buses were fitted with under-powered Mercedes OM 401 engines.

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