Cab view from no. 1023 to the end of a tunnel near San Bartolome
In Matucana they change locos. After #1023 went to the depot two railway employees nursed around the engine and replaced the used sand.
Master of the gradient: a loco driver of the FCCA at the top speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph).
The fireman of no. 160 threw sand between the spinning wheels to help the loco to move out of the section with oily rails. It took the loco quite a while to get to th... (more)
Shadow Warrior - Look twice!
Only in the shadow you can see what the kid is holding in his hand: pointing his gun towards the photographer! A strange feeling in a back then peaceful c... (more)
Living in peace
The Cadem workshop used to display a fantastic collection of locomotives. A manager and workshop employees took a rest and smoked their water pipes while the former ra... (more)
On fire in Syria
The night before the FarRail charter train to Bosra Borsig-loco #160 lit its fire with a fireworks. A couple of years later the political unrest staretd in this ver... (more)
A German, a Russian and a Roman meet in Syria
Loco #160 reached the terminus of the line in Bosra, next to the antique and famous Roman theatre of the city. In contrast you can see a ... (more)
The Engerth locomotive no. 1 seen from a 1945 built Czech bus. Both historical vehicles are still serviceable and can be chartered - which FarRail did. The bus driver wears traditional driver's cl... (more)
From the FarRail Tours charter train I spotted a clearing area in the forest high up at the hillside. On the second day of our event we stopped the train there and went straight up through thick b... (more)
O&K Mallet no. 15 must wait before it can continue: a wagon is to be loaded with cane manually on the same track. The scene was captured on their double tracked main line, something unusual on a 7... (more)
Odd Tracks 1
A small series about odd tracks in the Sugar mill Semboro (second largest sugar cane railway network on the island Java, Indonesia): no. 22, a lighweight, tiny Schö... (more)
Odd Tracks 2
No. 22 hauls a short train of loaded cane wagons from the field to the main track. It passes a "flying point", a loose track which is laid over the main t... (more)
Odd Tracks 3
No. 23, one of the small Schöma's, went out to pick up a loaded train in the fields and bring it from temporary track to the main line. But on a section where tra... (more)
Odd Tracks 4
The sugar mill in Semboro on the large island Java, Indonesia, owns two fireless locomotives which are used for shunting in the extensive mill yards until today. A... (more)