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, 17 February 2017

Missed it: On Never Mind Another 1000 Coming Along

Very much of their time and after they had all been delivered in 1984 these MAN-Bussing and later MAN double deckers very much dominated the West Berlin BVG bus fleet. Deliveries started in 1974 and it accumulated well over a thousand of them (1090). But at least their rather bland appearance suited the similar post-war architecture around the Ku-dam. 2893 of 1977 was heading for Britz coming from the main Zoo Bahnhof terminus nearby and the 73 was one of any number of long bus routes one could enjoy in those days.


BVG Berlin said...

it nice to see pictures of the "old" West-Berlin BVG buses. but there were "just" 956 SD200 for the BVG. Eight other buses for the LVG L├╝beck and i think four buses for Zurich. Please more of these pictures =)

christopher said...

Thank you BVG obviously I made a mistake with my calculations. I remenber the LVG examples as well for I went there hoping to tape-record the earlier generation Bussings which outlived the Berlin examples and had a good day out although believe it or not the school kids on there even managed to drown out the noise of those 'rocket powered' buses.