A busy breakfast

When travelling around often, you get to know your favorite places. Whenever I travel between home and Switzerland, I try to include a stop at “Boulangerie Bernard” in the center of Mommenheim. Their butter rolls are de-li-cious and more than worth the short detour!
On the morning of january 29th I had no effort convincing my fellow traveller to stop over at Mommenheim. We were planning on making photos on this stretch of the railway line between Basel and Thionville anyway. And so we found ourelves, packed with butter rolls and hot chocolate, in a field just outside of Mommenheim. Enjoying breakfast we photographed the steady parade of trains. This included a lot of TGV services, only a couple of months before the majority if not all would be rerouted over the new TGV-Est to Strasbourg. A selection below.

Sybic 26222 – love the eighties color scheme! – with a freight train to Strasbourg. Mommenheim, 29.1.2016
Vintage diesels 69454 and 69443 with one of the Mauzin measuring coaches. Mommenheim, 29.1.2016
One of many TGV Réseau’s we saw, this one in Carmillon livery. You still get to see them in their Atlantique livery, although much less frequent. Mommenheim, 29.1.2016
Strasbourg is one of the last regions in France were you can still see BB 25500 series locomotives. We got 2 in front of a TER service to Strasbourg, numbers 25615 and 25663. Mommenheim, 29.1.2016


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