A class 470 ascends Gotthard in the late afternoon light, destined for Italy. Because of the high peaks surrounding the location, this shot is only available for a few months in the summer.
These trains have just passed - they're travelling in opposite directions, but both coming towards me. There's a loop in a tunnel through the hill in the background; and another below me to the ba... (more)
A pair of veteran Re 4/4 engines head south over the Gotthard route with loaded steel coils.
The recently restored TEE set takes one of it's first trips to Italy. I was told this was a special to visit an Italian market - if anyone knows more, I would like to find out.
The visual aspect of the $1.8 billion 'durchmesserlinie' project to run a completely new main line under Zürich city centre, allowing through InterCity services for the first time in it's history.... (more)
One of the few remaining class 37s, operated by DRS, receives overhaul in Crewe shed. The class 37 dates from the early 1960s - this example, originally with split head code, has been at various t... (more)
A Sunday service from Zürich to Chur hugs the south bank of the Walensee. Although it's June, there's still the last traces of snow on the highest peaks.
One of the last remaining class Ae6/6, the classic Gottard "Kantonslokomotive", so called as the first 26 were named after each of the Swiss cantons (regions). It's seeing out it's final days on a... (more)
A RhB Glacier Express heads towards Chur
One of the handful of vintage Re 4/4iis to retain original green livery heads south through Effretikon towards the Zürich goods yard at Dietikon.
One of the remaining Class 151s, dating from the early 1970s. It's still earning it's keep, working a container service, heading south out of Offenburg towards the Black Forest.
A freight heads up the pass towards Italy.
A London bound service heads south through the Scottish southern uplands.
A northbound Heavyhaul service crosses the River Clyde through a break in the weather.
A class 60 heads north from Carlisle with an engineer's working, catching the last of the winter sun. This location has now been made more, um, challenging, by the repositioning of a signal. Furth... (more)