An unexpected goodbye

A little time spent along the tracks at De Pinte resulted in this photo of a grain train hauled by a BB36000 locomotive. I didn’t know this would be my last photo of this kind of engine in Belgium, but until now they haven’t reappeared on Belgian tracks. Who knows what the future will bring… I definitely appreciated seeing these cousins of the SNCB/CFL 13/3000 … Continue reading An unexpected goodbye

Bling-bling

The principality of Monaco has its own railway station. It is hidden well beneath the glamourous outside world, but of course features a healthy dose of bling-bling. Monaco even owns a few trains, easliy distinguished from their SNCF-sisters by their red livery. We used public transport to visit Monaco – not a fancy car. This gave me a good opportunity though to shoot a few … Continue reading Bling-bling

A blasting summer evening

The longer days of the year make after-work photography sessions worthwhile. Typically I visit only one location then, for some oldschool sitting and waiting what comes by. I spent a successfull evening in Beveren on the branch line that comes from the port (left river bank), right before it connects to the main line to Gent. Of the three trains I saw here, I like … Continue reading A blasting summer evening

First attempt: succeeded

Every week-evening, Rotterdam Rail Feeding brings a train from the DOW Chemical factory in Terneuzen to the Combinant terminal in Antwerp. Between Terneuzen and Gent the train usually runs early – very a-typical for a freight train. Being an hour early is no luxury, and even then you can’t be sure if it has already passed or not. My first attempt to make a photo … Continue reading First attempt: succeeded

Sometimes the alternative is better than the intended

On the way back from a team-building weekend with the colleagues, I made a stop at Carlsbourg. A venture into the woods ended up in a photo location of which I’m not going to show a photo because it really wasn’t all that good. The view in the opposite direction on the other hand was more “foresty”; I ended up quite liking this one. Continue reading Sometimes the alternative is better than the intended