|L'Isle school and playground|
|Two new trains pass at Apples|
|The old and the new at Biere|
|Chateau de Vufflens|
|Locomotive with two loaded standard gauge cars.|
We took the next train back to Morges and watched the whole process of putting standard gauge cars back on the standard gauge as well as moving them onto the narrow gauge skates. This was done in good light, at a reasonable distance and in safety from the passenger platform.
A small SBB locomotive arrived with a number of cars for the BAM, including eight strongly built flat cars which were likely used by the military to move tanks around,
These videos illustrate the process
Click here to see all pictures taken on the BAM
Even though we had had a break for pizza we were getting pretty cold by mid afternoon. We took a train back into Lausanne, made our way through the metro (confusing) and caught a narrow gauge suburban train out to the end of the line at Bercher. The hotel there provided coffee and cognac and we took the Post Bus through beautiful countryside with several small villages to Yverdon les Bains.
There was still one more item to finish today. We took the Neuchatel tramway out to the end and back. The last time we were here we found the track was in very poor condition and gave a bad ride. The track has been significantly improved and the ride is now very good. At some time in the next few years the line will be re-equipped with trains from the Trogenerbahn which will become redundant with the St. Gallen S-bahn scheme. The Neuchatel tramway has a brighter future.