Ae 6/6 11421 rests at the Bern depot together with Ae 3/5 10224. The 11421 carries the name of a Swiss Canton in a different local language on its side: Grischun and Graubünden.
Climbing the Andes, FCCA 1010 has almost reached the Chicla switchback which is located 3734 m above sea level (12251 ft). The railway crossing signs on the road are minimal. But trains are runnin... (more)
There is very little space for 2 trains to meet at the Chicla switchback. On the left of the picture, behind the strong bumpers made of concrete, there is a vertiginous c... (more)
Chinchan siding, Km 160 from the sea port of Callao, 4360 meters above sea level (14304ft)
Twice destroyed, twice rebuilt
At the altitude of 1775 meters, the massive Carrión viaduct is the first major bridge on the Fabulous line climbing the Andes from Lima. It was reb... (more)
A local train makes a stop in Salgesch. It has an interesting composition with two 2-axle freight cars behind the engine.
A 4-axle E.424 in original brown livery is shunting a long distance train out of the Milano Centrale station.
The E.424 were a series of 158 units built between 1943 and 1951. After mod... (more)
The Baikal–Amur Mainline (Baikalo-Amurskaya magistral', BAM) is a 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in) broad gauge railway line in Russia. Traversing Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, the 4,3... (more)
train Galich - Kostroma
This train has Re6/6 11645 “Colombier” on the front end and a Re 4/4 II on the rear end, both working with their pantographs up, with just 4 passenger cars in-between. Such... (more)
Double on single
When the Lostchberg line was not yet entirely doubletracked, the Ae8/8 271, a double-locomotive, is climbing toward the summit tunnel, showing only one half of t... (more)
The old electric railcar Be 4/6 1616 is leaving Saint Maurice with a local train for Saint Gingolph, near the French border on the south shore of the Léman Lake (aka Geneva Lake).
The B... (more)
The Genčve – Milano “Lemano” was a first-class only Trans-Europ-Express. Its first day was June 1st 1958 and it lasted until May 23, 1982. Then it became an InterCity w... (more)
In Saint Maurice, the old electric railcar Be 4/6 1616 will soon leave the station with a local train for Saint Gingolph, near the French border on the south shore of the Léman Lake (aka Geneva La... (more)
10600 hp for 6 cars
Re 6/6 10642 “Monthey” is in charge of the Trans Europ Express #22 “Le Cisalpin” Milano – Paris. With 6 axles and 10600 hp on the point, each of the 6 cars of... (more)