Morocco day 4: from electric to diesel trains

We took our time to enjoy breakfast, and the stunning view over Meknes from the rooftop terrace of our riad. Today we would move east, following the electrified line to Fès, to continue on the diesel line to Oujda and Taourirt. On this diesel line, we would have most chance to maybe still catch a DF diesel loco. Judging the satellite images, the section between … Continue reading Morocco day 4: from electric to diesel trains

Morocco day 3: from phosphate to passenger trains

Day 3 in this country that we were getting to know and appreciate better every day. We spent the night in Settat, in a hotel that we will remember for a long time. We got to sleep, that’s what counts. At the beginning of the vacation we had still hope to see a French Astride locomotive. After 2 days and some calculated guessing, we realized … Continue reading Morocco day 3: from phosphate to passenger trains

First time in Morocco

In May 2017, 2 friends and I made a trip to Morocco. Why Morocco? First reason were the phosphate trains between the mines around Khouribga and the Atlantic ports. Second reason were the BB72000 diesel locomotives that were running their last kilometers. We were also silently hoping to still catch some of the Astride locomotives that AKIEM rented out to ONCF for some time. Last … Continue reading First time in Morocco

Södermalm view

Hard to distinguish if this is a train on Storstockholms Lokaltrafik’s line T17, T18 or T19, but that doesn’t really matter I guess. Södermalm borough is a nice place to wander around. It’s steep hills offer some nice views over the old town, and the cruise terminal as is the case here. This part of the city is also less touristy, and has some nice … Continue reading Södermalm view

Rundetaarn

Our couple of days in Copenhagen were filled pretty good – we didn’t only chill out on terraces to enjoy the sun. Among the places visited were the church of Our Saviour, the design museum, Nyhavn, Christiansborg palace, the Little Mermaid, Tivoli gardens, lots of designer shops, and the Rundetaarn. In this landmark a spiralling ramp leads up to the top. In between passing visitors … Continue reading Rundetaarn