The mandatory quick burger in Dijon marked the start of a mid-april photography weekend. With a group of 3 friends, we were about to discover some hidden secrets on the line connecting Paris and Dijon. Next to a massive amount of locomotive hauled passenger and freight trains, we were expecting spectacular landscapes with bridges and curves and much more.
Well, so much for the expectations. We started on Friday in Villotte-Saint-Seine, where we found this spot. So far, so good. Train traffic seemed to consist mainly of TGV sets though. Fortunately, some TER’s were “nez cassé”-hauled.
Back to the TGV’s! They come in all varieties: Duplex, POS, PSE, 2N2, … and in Lyria, Carmillon and Atalntique liveries. A true paradise for TGV lovers, but not really what we were hoping for. Ah well, it was a good occasion to shoot some of these trainsets at a nice location.
The waiting paid off at 8.15, when we saw something orange apporaching the distance. Orange is always good :). The locomotive is working hard here as it is pulling its train up the hill towards Blaisy-Bas, out of the Atlantic drainage basin. 4 tracks allow faster trains to pass the slower ones.
We waited a little longer without succes and decided to get some breakfast and move to a new location.
To be continued.