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
Thursday, 30 August 2007
Renault Master School-Bus in Switzerland
I like bus garages and I wanted to get some sort of view of the small PTT Regie Garage at Thierrens which like Echallens is a sub-depot of Yverdon and between them during the Nineties they operated a fleet of ten buses all the stylish Setra 214. The Renault school bus however owned by a PAH contractor was not really of that much interest. More worthy of note was how I managed to get to the two villages in the Canton of Vaud as at lunchtime during the school holidays there was no bus to take me from Thierrens to Echellans if I went to Yverdon first. As I was staying in Bern I had to take a train all the way down to Lausanne and then the narrow-gauge local train to Echellans with about an hour's wait till the bus to Thierrens arrived. From there I could go back up North to see the buses at Yverdon and then continue my train journey to Sion and Brig in the Valais before returning to Bern in the evening. Rail travel is so swift and efficient in Switzerland but one can spend half a day just making short bus journeys but one gets far more of the true flavour of the country.