On Saturday I’ve been making a few photos of the weekend detours during daytime (Warm winter light). On Sunday I wanted to still catch some of the detours, and decided to do so in the evening. The moon was beautiful the last few evening, but I was a bit late to get a good photo of it. You can still see it on the top … Continue reading Wood and steel
Today, the main access to shunting yard of Antwerpen-Noord was not accessible, resulting in massive detours of freight traffic. The portion of line 50 between Gent and Schellebelle was, for one day, the busiest part of railway on the network. Only by evening the sun was breaking through the clouds, right on time for this warm winter shot of a southbound train. Continue reading Warm winter light
In 2018 and 2019, multisystem Vectron 193 318 was used for performing authorization runs on the Infrabel network. Today, it is known among rail enthusiasts as the “Backbone” locomotive – the backbone of the economy, as stated by DB Cargo. It certainly is an awesome appearance. Continue reading Here’s the backbone of the economy
It really seems a long time ago, but only 2 weeks ago it snowing and freezing. Very cold and quite a lot of snow, that’s what winter should be like. Towards the extremes is where the experience begins. During these early spring days, this image seemed like the right one to share. Continue reading Freezing cold
A well-deserved day off work was spent standing in the freezing cold, wind. With the camera closeby, hoping that the awaited train would come soon. For the last photo of the day, sun had set and night had fallen. A las minute decision led us to the old station of Ertvelde, where we quickly set up some lights. Lesson of the day: triggering two camera’s … Continue reading With or without?
Tonight was a cold, very cold, Sunday evening. But it was dry, not too windy, and there was still some snow left! Trains between Bruges and Ghent were taking the scenic route again, to my great pleasure. I found myself a spot between Aarsele and Tielt to set up the gear. I expected a few freight trains, and some work trains returning home after the … Continue reading Blue hour
A bicycle ride around Gent with friends first brought us to the north of the city, to see some passenger traffic between Gent and Eeklo. Even though the bridge still exists more than 20 years later, the surroundings have been modernized in the meanwhile. The passenger train traffic consisted of 62 series locomotives and M2 coaches. During rush hour, also 51 series locomotives were used. Continue reading Vintage diesel in Gent
During the second day of following the intercity detours (Intercity detours – part 2), again a numerous number of freight trains passed by. Albeit mostly when the sun was going down, which I didn’t mind so much. It was a nice ending of the day. Continue reading Freight during the detours – part 2
That had been a while, snow at home that stays for a few hours. On January 14th there was a little, on January 16th it felt more like a snow storm. I was lucky to catch some freight trains in these wintery conditions. Continue reading It snows!
Besides intercity trains (Intercity detours – part 1), we also got to see quite some freight trains on this normally freight-only route. A selection in the gallery below. Continue reading Freight during the detours – part 1