No train in sight. But a roar in the distance, getting louder. Slowly, the locomotive creeps around the curve right outside the station of Samper. Car by car the train appears, 17 in total, maybe ... (more)
An EMD GT26CW-2 hauls local train 203 from Firooz Kooh to Tehran along the Hablehrood river. The passenger cars are of Danish origin.
A GT26 in new livery hauls the daily local from Tehran to Sari through the canyon between Garmsar and Firuz Kooh.
Two IranRunner haul train 480 from Tabriz to Mashad through the hills east of Lake Urmia.
The most spectacular part of the line from Tehran to Tabriz is the Gharanghu Canyon between Miyaneh and Khorasanak. Unfortunately most passenger traffic happens during the night, and freight train... (more)
A freight train from Bergen to Sweden is crossing the Hardangervidda on the rebuilt part of the Bergen line, only moments before entering the Tunga tunnel.
The sun has already set a while ago as this empty iron ore train climbs the grade from Narvik to Riksgränsen.
The last few days were dominated by fog that wouldn't lift all day, quite depressing considering that the weather forecast said that there's only blue sky. Hence I was very happy this morning that... (more)
Peru Rail's 653 with train 20 Cusco - Puno follows the Urubamba river.
A pair of GT42ACs is climbing the grade from the coast towards La Joya with containers for the Las Bambas mine. In the background you can see the usual costal fog.
Peru Rail's 484 hauls Expedition 73 from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
Peru Rail's 353 hauls Vistadome 203 from Poroy (outside Cusco) to Ollantaytambo, and later to Aguas Calientes. The train has just passed the switchback near Huarocondo.
Peru Rail's 653 hauls train 19 Puno - Cusco through the wide valley up to La Raya.
Peru Rail's 653 with train 19 Puno - Cusco crosses the Urubamba river just outside of Sicuani.
Peru Rail's 805 and sister unit 806 haul empty copper concentrate containers for the Las Bambas mine past the cement plant at Yura. Despite it's size it is sadly not connected to the rail network ... (more)