Living the day as it comes

Yesterday I made an old-school – non-battery powered – bicyce trip chasing trains. Oldschool in modern times, meaning I first had to bring my daughter to school before jumping on a train. Paperless tickets are good, but can cause stress when you forgot your password. And the backpack didn’t only contain a camera and lenses, but also a heavy tripod and an e-reader. What didn’t … Continue reading Living the day as it comes

Burning into the night

The regular freight train connecting Bully-Grenay in France and Tessenderlo in Belgium has been riding 1 hour later than usual, permanently it seems. Only a few days a year can it be photographed in what you could call daylight. Also so in my hometown De Pinte beginning of July. While going for a stroll I accidently crossed paths with this train. The construction site of … Continue reading Burning into the night

New Hammerbrücke

Another jump into the archives. In November 1999, TUC RAIL finished work on re-building the Hammerbrücke, located on the classic railway line connecting Liège and Aachen. On November 5th, stabilizing runs were organised on the second track, right before entry into service. For these runs, a certain amount of tonnage had to pass over the newly laid tracks. This can be done with loaded ballast … Continue reading New Hammerbrücke

40 years, the spring of life

After almost 2 weeks of overcast weather and rain, I all of a sudden noticed the sun shining through the window. Finally. According to the satellite images, clouds would stay away for a few hours, meaning the opportunity was born. No freight on the way, but 2 interesting passenger trains would be worth the effort. Both connecting Schaarbeek and Oostende, both running with 80’s coaches … Continue reading 40 years, the spring of life

What are you staring at?

I really didn’t feel looked at while taking this picture. Sun was finally standing high enough in order to not get too many shadows, and on Friday evening there’s an interesting train running at the exact right time. The passage under the tracks was refreshed a couple of years ago, and artists were asked for their assistance. I really appreciate this kind of revamping older … Continue reading What are you staring at?