A Mikado 1244 steam charter around the Zürich Lake leaves Wädenswill after allowing several passenger trains to pass the station.
Clean, colorful and shiny like it never was in regular service, the 141R 1244 looks like a Märklin toy as it leaves Kloten on a charter tour around the Zurich Lake.
Coming from Wettingen, the 141-R-1244 is going to Wettingen by Koblenz, Eglisau Bülach, Zürich-Oerlikon and Dietikon. And it will follow the same itinerary one more time on the same day, in the af... (more)
A Mikado 1244 charter hauled by American-built, oil-fired, ex-SNCF 141-R-1244 cruises along the Zurich lake. The train itinerary was Zurich Hbf - Pfäffikon (SZ) - Rapperswil - Pfäffikon (ZH) - Klo... (more)
As there is no mainline live steam these days in France, I went to Switzerland to see some big French steam (although this oil-fired loco was built in Canada by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1946).... (more)
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"Steam, Team and Fire"
The 141R 568 leaves Vallorbe as a Lausanne-Paris Lyria TGV is arriving, almost ruining the intended picture.
With the Mont Blanc, highest summit of Europe in the picture (on the right), the ex-SNCF, made in USA Baldwin 141R 568 climbs the grade toward Vallorbe border station on the line going to France.
Montluçon Steam Festival 10 years ago:
- The 141R 840 came from Orléans
- The 141R 420 came from Clermont-Ferrand
- The 141TD 740 came from Limoges.
All engines came wit... (more)