I really didn’t feel looked at while taking this picture. Sun was finally standing high enough in order to not get too many shadows, and on Friday evening there’s an interesting train running at the exact right time. The passage under the tracks was refreshed a couple of years ago, and artists were asked for their assistance. I really appreciate this kind of revamping older … Continue reading What are you staring at?
Sun would be standing at the west of the mainline by now, so I went to chec out the famous spot at Duisburg-Entenfang. Famous means that a lot of people hang out at a spot; this was also the case this day over here. I met 3 people: CFL1800, Peter Gootzen, and 37001 overseas. Big thanks to these people for sharing their knowledge about the … Continue reading Social time
Encouraged by the previous train, I explored the line further. A bit further in Flandersback I came upon the view below. Trains were coming from the opposite side than what I was hoping, so I settles with a lonely engine… for now, because it seems this line sees quite some traffic: a future visit is only a matter of time. Continue reading Getting some lime
The Angertalbahn is a non-electrified line connecting Ratingen and Wülfrath. It doesn’t see passenger trains anymore since long, but there is still frequent freight traffic to the Rheinkalke lime factory. I didn’t have any knowledge of train times but decided to give it a try. Explore, discover photo opportunities and, who knows, see a train. In Flandersbach luck was already on my side: a train … Continue reading This looks like a busy line
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
Trains also rest sometimes. Not too long, of course, who wants an expensive pile of metal just standing there… So consider us lucky to catch this Europorte locomotive resting right where we just witnessed the delivery of some freight cars, and even more lucky that it did so close to the sign of the owner of the site, Euroports. Continue reading Europorte @ Euroports
Final destination. The cars are delivered at the client’s, to be loaded or unloaded. There were only a few gaps in the concrete fencing, we had to grab the opportunity to shoot the train when it presented itself. Continue reading A gap in the fence
At night it’s quiet in the port of Antwerp. Almost no trucks, no cars… but if you look well, you can find some trains. During one of the longest nights of the year, we found one at the small Lillo marshalling yard. The B-Logistics’ crew was working hard to deliver the goods on time at a client’s site. We had to hurry to get our … Continue reading Working hard