Nostalgia to come

What is now a classic view may be over sooner than later. The 21 series locomotives are being phased out, just like the M4 coaches. They are now primarily used on rush hour trains, just like the 22 series locomotives with their M2 coaches a couple of years ago. They may seem unintersting now, but we’ll look at the pictures with nostalgic feelings once the … Continue reading Nostalgia to come

Coal, and some history

During the commute home, I had noticed a couple of times a train pulled by an SNCF TRAXX in the early evening. With the days getting longer, a few photo opportunities presented.We see a coal train coming from the direction of Gent, towards France. The rail line is starting a big S-curve here, that will end up in Gent-Sint-Pieters station. A really long time ago, … Continue reading Coal, and some history

Limited pleasure to the senses

From Montreal to Quebec, through the french-speaking part of Canada. Peak autumn colors were past already, autumn was sensory present only by rain and cold. The taillight of a freight that we couldn’t overtake anymore made me decide to defy the weather and wait for another opportunity. Lucky me, the passenger train followed quickly. Continue reading Limited pleasure to the senses