Coming from Switzerland, we were kind of expecting the canadian winter to involve more than homeopathic doses of snow. Well, it's still a nice winter scenery.
After basically spending two days in the freezing cold trying to get a good picture of a train on this bridge, all we got was this mixed freight train going the wrong way. Sometimes I really wonde... (more)
On a bitter cold morning (-30°C, -22°F) CN 5439 is waiting for a clear track to North Battleford. Only a few hundred meters ahead, a mixed freight train is blocking the line. 5439 was still there ... (more)
An eastbound mixed freight train arrives at Biggar.
The sun has already set a while ago, but two GP20 and two GP38-2 are still shunting tank cars at Wilkie.
Today at about 6:45 an Interregio from Zürich to Schaffhausen hit a S-Bahn train in Rafz. The current state of guesswork is that the Interregio was late and supposed to overtake the S-Bahn train, ... (more)
I wanted to try a few things with the illuminated Langwies Viaduct. After the first attempt "failed" because the first train was too early and the second one too late, I gave it another ... (more)
This might be the only rack railway in the world operating car shuttle trains: Since in winter there is no road alternative, there is a car shuttle train over the Oberalp Pass from Andermatt to Se... (more)
This Glacier Express has reached the highest point of its journey, the Oberalp Pass, and is just slowing down for the start of the rack rail, which will help with the steep downhill gradient to Nä... (more)
Into the light: RailCare's "Flash Fire" Re 465 is catching a glipse of sunshine. The amount of snow is rather unusual for the typically rather dry Wallis, unfortunately rendering some ni... (more)
A local train from Poschiavo to Pontresina passes the scenic curve at Alp Grüm.
The Langwies Viaduct is illuminated in winter, but this Arosa - Chur local train was clearly too early for that. But the ghostly scenery after sundown was still well worth a picture.
Good weekend weather in the mountains always attracts a lot of people living in the Swiss plateau (where the attributes of the winter weather are typically grey, overcast and ugly), so trains are ... (more)
On a tour through the Jura mountains, A 3/5 705 has just left the tunnel underneath Angenstein Castle and is now headed for Delémont.
A RABDe 500 "ICN" tilting train passes through the station of Wassen.