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
Through the fog I managed to find a way to the bridge over the outer end of the Zandeken yard. An earlier attempt to photograph the train in the fog failed completely, as the train was just not visible. Close to the bridge, visibility was a lot better. The 77 series loco will pull the train to Gent-Zeehaven, where an electric loco will take over … Continue reading Dirty new concrete
All kinds of weather provide photo opportunities. Sunny weather is nice, of course, but misty weather for example also has its charms. It is rather hard to spot a train though 🙂 Continue reading Found one!
The High Tatra mountains are hiding behind… equally High clouds. Tough luck, but train traffic was overcompensating. Below a selection of what I saw. Regiojet was expected, PKP Cargo wasn’t. This line was definitely rocking it, making the far trip here all the more worthwhile. Continue reading Hiding behind the clouds
Long driving around finally brought me to a spot between Ceska Trebova and Zabreh. I was expecting quite some traffic here. After a massive rain shower, time I prefered spending in the car, I set up tripod and camera in this field close to Hostejn. The train festival broke loose, I shot one train after another until I grew tired of it and the light … Continue reading After the shower
On my way to the Ruhr area, I stopped in Sint-Martens-Voeren again. There was another photo I wanted to make of the viaduct, and weather conditions where such that it could become an interesting image. This photo is the result. While some people are standing outside, waiting a train, most of the people in the village try to stay warm, judging by the smoke plumes … Continue reading Looking cold
For some reason, we always decide to go out for night shots during the cold months of the year. If we would start at 7 or 8pm that would make sense, but usually we start around 10 or 11pm. *Mental note to go out for night shots during the warm summer months. The night from january 22 to january 23 was a beautiful one. Light … Continue reading A cold and foggy winter night