On april 3rd 2016, commercial operation started on the second phase of LGV-Est. High speed trains from Paris to Strasbourg could from then on run at high speed until Vendenheim, where the LGV connects to the classic network. SNCF and SNCB now expect people travelling to Strasbourg to to use Thalys and TGV trains, with a transfer in Paris. For that purpose the classic international … Continue reading Last time in style to Switzerland
After the previous shot of the Eurocity to Basel, we had some time before the next Eurocity would come. We had a place in mind, but no idea how to quickly get there… nevertheless, we decided to stay a bit longer at the previous location, in case a freight train would come. Alas, no luck, just a bit less time to find our next spot. … Continue reading No need to run
Still last summer… one of very few sybic engines carrying the En Voyage livery hauls Eurocity n° 97 from Brussels to Basel. The train left Luxembourg a few minutes after the TGV service to Paris… which would now be the fastest train if you would want to travel to Switzerland from Luxembourg. Continue reading En voyage
Next Eurocity would be in a couple of hours. We chose to spend our time in Fentange, hoping for a freight train. We got B-Logistic’s 1338 with an empty steel train, probably to Bettembourg. Continue reading Steel
The train is coming and you don’t find a spot – what do you do? I chose to give it a try and make something of it. Like it or not? I’m not totally convinced, but still glad that I got the Eurocity train to Basel. Continue reading Panic shot
On august 8th 2015 I spent a day in Luxemburg with a friend. Our goal were the Eurocity trains from Brussels to Switzerland, and the nighttrain from Nice to Luxemburg. The day started sunny, so a bit after sunrise we were already standing in a field waiting for our first shot of the day. After a couple of regional trains, we could mark the Nice … Continue reading Wake up everybody!