Where time didn’t stand still

When visiting ligne 4, I use the timetable and train numbers to determine which trains are hauled by CC72000 engines. That has proven to be an accurate method, but doesn’t work all the time. The next 2 pictures are proof of this. I was expecting quite a different train… but the surroundings still make for a nice photo. Here we see a train to Paris, … Continue reading Where time didn’t stand still

Along the canal in Arzviller

In Arzviller you get to see something unusal. The railway line and the canal run right next to each other, and dive under the mountain together, each in their own separate tunnel. I found it a good spot to wait for the first Eurocity to Brussels of that day. Watching the boats go by, and hoping that one would pass at the right time… no … Continue reading Along the canal in Arzviller

Green or nuclear energy?

Dutch Railways recently announced that all their trains run on sustainable energy. That means, they buy their energy from a supplier that produces green energy “somewhere”. The physical energy the trains run on, still comes from the nearest production site, be it a green one, a nuclear one, coal fired or other. I’m sure this Eurocity train is using energy produced in a nuclear power … Continue reading Green or nuclear energy?