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

Sunday, 15 July 2007

S.V.P: Alight at Aigle for Villars and Corbeyrier

As usual with small railway stations there is almost nothing and then a flurry of activity for a few minutes when an important train arrives. Some of the alighting passengers make their way to waiting buses and if I'm lucky I can catch these quick bursts of activity with my camera like here at Aigle close to where I went to school. So this station has strong connections from my past, happy and sad depending on whether it was the begining or end of term. In the background is the BVB Railway Mercedes bus going up to Chesieres-Villars but in my day it would have been a P-Regie Car Postaux as the yellow Post Buses were called here. But all was not lost for wearing the colours of La Poste was a fairly new contractors NAW heading for the village of Corbeyier.

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