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, 30 April 2016

Bus 3396: The BVG 185 a Route Favourite

At one time most of the buses in Berlin were double-deckers and one could just jump on any one at the Zoo and go a good distance. But today it is not so easy as services have been shortened or cut altogether where they compete with the U-Bahn and customers have to change. This route when I was last there a few years ago still went from Wittenbergplatz and is an interesting ride which goes through Steglitz which is a town in itself and on into the leafy suburbs of Lichterfelde taking 44 mins. At one time except at weekend even this favourite was lost to the single-deck but with the coming of the three-axle Lion there seemed to be enough to cover this one too. I have been to Berlin many many times but now I don't get on with my brother there more visits are unlikely.

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