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, 6 February 2017

P27815: All Change at Chur

They talk about the end of the line but when it comes to railways that really happens at Chur for the normal gauge railway lines which go right across much of Europe finish here and it's just bus or narrow gauge from here southwards through the mountain passes towards Italy. The post buses used to terminate on the forecourt outside the station which which was a lot more picturesque than the new bus station but being right at the end of the platforms it makes transfers so much easier. The biggest fault I found with it was in bad weather like a blizzard the roof acts as a wind tunnel and it flies everywhere. By the time I took this only the odd Saurer remained with Die Poste here and it was very much Setra and the Neoplan to be found here like this doudle-decker taking skiers to the resort of Zizers.

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