BUSWORLD PHOTOGRAPHY

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, 20 December 2008

I smell sardines: The Boat Trip


I've a feeling this was taken at a delightfully untidy small boat harbour near Villa Real where our party went on a Sardine boat trip but I might be wrong. Anyway the coach in 1984 although not yet flying RN colours but carrying it's number No.9482 was bodied by Caetano and was probably a Volvo. Those fresh sardines we ate on our return were mighty delicious.

6 comments:

Bus Driver, said...

Great picture!

This was one of the Caetanos that Carris had for the Lisbon Airport shutle!

christopher said...

Thank you, this type of Caetano body was quite common in the UK.

Terminal Rodoviario said...

Note the RN logo on the left side...

Carris sold this buses to RN in the beggining of the privatization of RN.

The depots of Aboboda and Sintra received a few of them.

Later, when this depots belonged to Stagecoach Portugal, they were transfered to Rodoviária de Lisboa.

I've done 3 travels on them when they belonged to RL, between Lisbon and São Pedro do Sul.

By this time, the old boxer engines were tired, as they struggled to climb some hills that we found on the route to our destination...

But hey! Those were lovely times... We could put our head outside the windows and the noise produced by the engine was so, so, so enjoyable...

christopher said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoys bus sounds, unfortunately apart from transmission noises most buses are rather dull in comparison. I see a lot of these buses had a interesting history, still quite a few more Portugal posts to come yet!

Bus Driver, said...

Just to complete the info for the picture, they were 14 in Carris, all with Magirus Deutz engines.

About this one in particular.. on a fleetlist that i have it says that after its was sold, it became Rodoviária Nacional 2472, The 182 nº that we can see on the picture was fleet number in Carris...

...so i guess that when this picture was taken, in was one of the very fisrt services for Rodoviária Nacional of this coach!


...and by the way...i just love bus sounds too! Its sad that they are so hard to record.

christopher said...

Bus Driver, I travelled on a Magirus Deutz coach in Yugoslavia and not only did it sound very nice too, it simply flew all the way to Pula.