Rural Regionova

The local line from Zalhostice, along the Elbe, to Ceska Lipa is…, well, rural. It is a nice contrast to the relatively busy valley, and I wanted to make some photos on these small lines. I was hoping to get some locomotive hauled trains, but got this modernised Regionova vehicle in front of the lens. Ah well, it fits nicely between the bushes this way. Continue reading Rural Regionova

An unexpected goodbye

A little time spent along the tracks at De Pinte resulted in this photo of a grain train hauled by a BB36000 locomotive. I didn’t know this would be my last photo of this kind of engine in Belgium, but until now they haven’t reappeared on Belgian tracks. Who knows what the future will bring… I definitely appreciated seeing these cousins of the SNCB/CFL 13/3000 … Continue reading An unexpected goodbye

First attempt: succeeded

Every week-evening, Rotterdam Rail Feeding brings a train from the DOW Chemical factory in Terneuzen to the Combinant terminal in Antwerp. Between Terneuzen and Gent the train usually runs early – very a-typical for a freight train. Being an hour early is no luxury, and even then you can’t be sure if it has already passed or not. My first attempt to make a photo … Continue reading First attempt: succeeded

Recent discoveries

This is the first edition of a new concept I’ll be trying out. On a regular basis, I’ll share “stuff” that I recently discovered or thought of and that I am excited enough about to share with you. “Stuff” will be very diverse: it can range from thoughts or ideas, interesting photos, music, travel destinations, books, gadgets, etcetera. Diverse, thus. Here’s my first short selection. … Continue reading Recent discoveries

About durable transport

During a 1 week vacation, my girlfriend and I made a double citytrip to Copenhagen and Stockholm. These 2 cities are perfect to combine in a week, if you ignore the fact that travelling in Scandinavia really is more expensive than what we are used to. And even more so when the weather is nice: we spent more time than expected sitting on terraces, with … Continue reading About durable transport

Setting at a steady pace

I was feeling like ending this beautiful day in a good way, enjoying the last rays of sunshine, before driving back home. Not a lot beats sitting at a quiet place with sun heating up your body. The place I found did not really qualify for the quiet criterium, right next to the road, but considering it was only april there wasn’t all that much … Continue reading Setting at a steady pace