Corrugated City

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Swiss Troles

A while ago, I posted a short history of the tram system here in Valparaiso. It was replaced in the 1950s by the Trolebus. Some of the troles have French language instructions in them. This would suggest that JCMoriaud's comments in the original posts about them coming from Geneva are correct. Not that I didn't believe it before, just that I'm a little sceptical of things unless I get real proof...

Anyway, photos:





6 comments:

lydia said...

weird. i swear i was in one a couple months ago with (at least one) german signs! i specifically remember because my name is german and everyone joked about asking for translations

jcmoriaud said...

>This would suggest that JCMoriaud's >comments in the original posts >about them coming from Geneva are >correct. Not that I didn't believe >it before, just that I'm a little >sceptical of things unless I get >real proof...

Eh, eh, eh... ;-)

Cheers from the Geneva border, JCMoriaud

Matt said...

Lydia-well they speak German in Switzerland as well so it's possible you just got one from Geneva with German signs...although Geneva is obviously the francophone part of the country.

jcm- :)

Roman said...

i'm swiss and i was living in chile for almost 2 yrs. on my trips to valpo i used to love the busses. they caught my attention because some of them had written "Rheinfall" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhine_Falls) on them as destination.
see
http://guion.ch/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=759&g2_imageViewsIndex=1

so they must have been from Schaffhausen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schaffhausen). maybe they used the same models in Schaffhausen and Geneva (or Lausanne?).

Roman said...

i was googleing and according to this
http://www.obus-es.de/Valparaiso_2003.htm
the busses are from Geneva, Zurich and Schaffhausen.

Matt said...

Roman-thanks for the comments and the great info!