Hunting season

A strategically planned family weekend led to Orgéo, along the beautiful Athus-Meuse line. We stayed at walking distance from the famous spot. After careful investigation of the hunting planning, I concluded it to be safe to go out shooting myself. Subject was the container shuttle connecting Antwerp and the TCA terminal in Athus. In very soft autumn light, 186 123 and 186 215 lead a … Continue reading Hunting season

Coal, and some history

During the commute home, I had noticed a couple of times a train pulled by an SNCF TRAXX in the early evening. With the days getting longer, a few photo opportunities presented.We see a coal train coming from the direction of Gent, towards France. The rail line is starting a big S-curve here, that will end up in Gent-Sint-Pieters station. A really long time ago, … Continue reading Coal, and some history

The green heart of industry

With the end of the day approaching, my two very kind photo-colleagues took me to a spot in Bösinghoven. The wide open plain allowing for long light, and making you basically forget you’re in the heart of Germany’s heavy industry. We saw more NordWestBahn Lint41 motorcars, a Talent 2 electric unit operated by National Express, and one freight train. Someone forgot to put containers on … Continue reading The green heart of industry