Another possible title of this post would have been “I’m blue, tadadie” for reasons that will become clear when reading the full post. The selected title does apply too, though, and maybe fits even a bit better as it was a really good day, with lots of class 66 diesel power. After dropping off my daughter at school I headed east. Rush hour lead me … Continue reading A classy day
Interesting as they may be, I wasn’t in Quenast only to make photos of SNCF logos. The ballast train that SNCF hauls to Quenast for a refill is quite nice to see, and not only for the traction used. So we left right on time to drive to this photo spot near Soignies. Everything was there: a nice photo location, the train, sun, we, fully … Continue reading Ballast, spot on
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?
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
At the time this photo was made, diesel traction between Liège and Luxemburg had ended only a few months ago. As such it become more usual to see blue 55’s on freight trains, as proven by this example. With a heavy coal train to Germany, sisters 5502 and 5519 are singing loud to pull it up the hill.During the summer of 2000, I started going … Continue reading Yellow and blue oldie
Some history combined in one picture: the historic town of San Gimignano is seen in the far background of the picture, while one of the oldest diesel engines from Trenitalia is pulling a train towards Siena.More pictures of this diesel trip can be found on a dedicated page. Continue reading San Gimignano
A normal train in a normal station, but light was extraordinary. Continue reading Only once in a while
I started making photos in 1999, in the era of analogue photography. My first camera was a semi-automatic Pentax reflex camera that I could borrow from my mom. The camera has servec e well until 2003 when I bought my own camera, an analogue Canon EOS 300V. While preparing for a long trip overseas, I bought the Canon EOS 300D, to save money on film … Continue reading Finding out how to scan negatives