A picture to always remember Belgian weather conditions in the first half of January. By dressing warm, wearing a water-tight vest and protecting the camera it was actually rather pleasant waiting for this cargo.We see Simon safely leading his car train to France. Train 46362 left Gent-Zeehaven 20 minutes earlier, and still has a long time to go before arriving in Busto Arsizio. Continue reading Need water?
We expected a lot of this day of railfanning. With beautiful weather announced, all that was needed were a few trains. Both elements didn’t work out as expected. But a short dusk photo session in the port of Antwerp turned out interesting. We expected a container train from the Krommenhoek terminal and wanted to make a low light photo of it. Right when the train … Continue reading Class around the container
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
A dog is watching curiously at 3 men holding cameras, not knowing they are actually pointing at the train instead of his furry highness. Continue reading Dog watching
Rather early in the day it was done with scheduled loco-hauled passenger trains around Horna Stubna. This was the opportunity to travel north a bit, led by my photo companions of the day, to explore a bit of the busy mainline between Zilina and Presov. They showed me the area around Svosov, where an old station building is still standing. The cross on the right … Continue reading Exploring new territories
With the tower of the Riddarholmskyrkan in the background, a C20 type subway train of Storstockholms Lokaltrafik, the company responible for managing Stockholm’s subway system; is headed towards the city’s main train station. Continue reading Urban Stockholm
The gloomy and short winter day ended at the monumental bridge over the Rhine river at Duisburg. I squeezed the camera through a fence to get a decent view on the steel monster, hoping for some freight but getting a bright passenger train. Nicely contrasting the bridge. It was only getting darker and I was getting more and mmore soaked and cold: the signal for … Continue reading Giant steel monster