Karl Marx at the Wall
1983 was the "Karl Marx Year" in the GDR (East Germany), hence everywhere his picture, even at the station in Aue (red poster to the left). 86 1001 was for a fe... (more)
Crossing an empty East German Motorway
The Stassfurt-based 41 1189 is crossing the motorway Berlin - Leipzig which was, at that time, almost empty. Nowadays the right hand lane is of... (more)
Luther's Reformation started from here
About 500 years ago, Martin Luther sticked his thesises at the door of the castle church (reight hand in the distance) to reform the church. 41... (more)
The eagle flies
Rebuilt Kriegslok 52 8075 was used for the concrete mixer train, which did the foundations for the catenery support masts. The loco left the train behind to go to the d... (more)
Kriegslok 52 6666, one of the last survivors of it's class in 1983, hauls a long train out of the marshalling yard of Berlin Schöneweide. Co-incidentally I saw this train waiting for departure as ... (more)
The chief mechanical engineer stands at the front of the locomotive while it's thundering through the tunnel "Presidente Balta". The sound of the engine in the long tunnels is incredible. Everythi... (more)
Cab view from no. 1023 to the end of a tunnel near San Bartolome
In Matucana they change locos. After #1023 went to the depot two railway employees nursed around the engine and replaced the used sand.
Master of the gradient: a loco driver of the FCCA at the top speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph).
The fireman of no. 160 threw sand between the spinning wheels to help the loco to move out of the section with oily rails. It took the loco quite a while to get to th... (more)
Shadow Warrior - Look twice!
Only in the shadow you can see what the kid is holding in his hand: pointing his gun towards the photographer! A strange feeling in a back then peaceful c... (more)
Living in peace
The Cadem workshop used to display a fantastic collection of locomotives. A manager and workshop employees took a rest and smoked their water pipes while the former ra... (more)
On fire in Syria
The night before the FarRail charter train to Bosra Borsig-loco #160 lit its fire with a fireworks. A couple of years later the political unrest staretd in this ver... (more)
A German, a Russian and a Roman meet in Syria
Loco #160 reached the terminus of the line in Bosra, next to the antique and famous Roman theatre of the city. In contrast you can see a ... (more)
The Engerth locomotive no. 1 seen from a 1945 built Czech bus. Both historical vehicles are still serviceable and can be chartered - which FarRail did. The bus driver wears traditional driver's cl... (more)