Larmschutz

While I was waiting for trains at this location, a local politician was recording an interview about the noisy trains in the valley. I really don’t like being caught on camera, and especially not in this case, so my stay here was for a very short duration. Long enough though to capture modern, silent, Traxx engine 185 030 with a tanker train… the noisy ones … Continue reading Larmschutz

A railfan’s dream house

This is the last spot of the afternoon already: freight train traffic was scarce. A northbound intermodal train runs through the town of Braubach. “through” has to be taken literally here: it passes right in front of the houses. Considering this is one of the busiest freight lines in Germany, you can understand why inhabitants of the villages are complaining about noise. Let’s hope authorities … Continue reading A railfan’s dream house

Giant steel monster

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