In October 2012 we stayed a week in Neufchâteu, a small city in the southwest of the Lorraine department in France. We only had one goal, besides making fun of course: we wanted to photograph part of line 15, connecting Nancy to Dijon. The landscape is truly amazing, hilly, large fields and forests, beautiful scenic […]
Below you find the picture report of 5 days I spent along the Semmering Railway in September 2012. You know you can expect something spectacular, of course you see pictures on the internet. But it was nothing compared with what I saw on the field, or better, on the rocks. It was awesome!
The Semmering Railway hardly needs an introduction. It is supposed to be the first standard gauge mountain railroad of the world! It connects Mürzzuchlag with Gloggnitz and is part of the busy South Railway in Austria. The railroad was built in 1854, it’s 41km long. It exists of 14 tunnels, 16 viaducts and over 100 […]
Tauberfeld. Without knowing at first I had another roommate in the youth hostel in Dachau who had something with trains. A railway photographer from Cologne. The next morning we got to talk and I asked him where there was a good place to shoot some pictures, somewhere quiet, a nice landscape, some freight trains,… I […]
After a career of almost 50 years, sncb class 26 has been withdrawn from active service. Recently quite a large number of the new class 18 have been put into service, and since there aren’t a lot of local freight trains anymore, withdrawal was quite easy and sudden.