At 5:30 pm between Christmas 1983 and New Year's Eve in the Domodossola border station: the train on the left, with a E.444 is probably the IC Lemano Genève - Milano. It has just got an Italian 3K... (more)
A night train from Paris stops in the deserted and frozen Cluses station on its way to Saint Gervais.
An international local train coming from Brig in Switzerland and going to Domodossola in Italy has just made its first stop in the small station of Iselle di Trasquera right after exiting the 19.4... (more)
Picture taken with permission, as I was accompanied by a railroad agent. This is the south portal of the Simplon Tunnel, in Italy. The Simplon tunnel is made of 2 parallel tunnels. It is followed... (more)
The little photographed south portal of the Simplon Tunnel was not easily accessible when I took this picture in 1983 and is off-limits today. The tunnel is 19,823 meters long and remained the lon... (more)
On the south Simplon line, this train coming from Switzerland and going to Milano travels along the Lake Maggiore.
A local service is ready to leave Domodossola. It will serve all stations on the way to Milano Centrale. Behind the 2'Bo'Bo'2' built in 1938, the train has a mix of nice ageing cars, some of them ... (more)
On the Italian section of the Simplon line, a southbound international train coming from Switzerland, bound for Milano and beyond, passes Lesa. The line follows the western shore of the Lake Maggi... (more)
A train bound for Milano has just left Venezia. It is passing the bridge over the lagoon between Venezia and Mestre.
After my previous digital picture of the VSOE in 2018 near Paris, here is a picture shot on black & white film with a Hasselblad of the then young VSOE arriving in Venice in 1982. That is 36 years... (more)
The Venise Simplon Orient-Express near Meaux
A narrow critter on narrow gauge: very narrow indeed!