In the Andes, the rail is now safer than the road
When the Central Andino was operated by ENAFER, a state-run and state-owned company, there were many accidents and fatalities on... (more)
Quite some of these will see the scrapper's torch sooner rather than later.
World Speed Record on Rails, preliminary tests.
A day of tests starts with a 20mn stay in Paris Est (7:10 to 7:30 am) so that about 40 technicians and engineers board the train. 2 sets are couple... (more)
Under the world rail speed record train: this is one of only 2 unpowered trucks on the V150 trainset. Just plain normal duplex truck with its brakes - yes, even for a speed record, you need some b... (more)
A postcard from Southern Peru with a friendly wave
- On the left: French SNCF CC21002 under 25KV 50Hz catenary.
- On the right: Swiss SBB Ae4/7 10958 under 15KV 16-2/3Hz catenary.
- In between: a neutr... (more)
A magic moment in the viewfinder
Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)Locomotive: GE Box CabLocation: Barriles, ChileLocomotive #: SQM 607Train ID: -Photo Date: December 10, 2009
I don't know to which engine this prime mover belongs ... and I hope that somebody will have the answer
The 6th axle of the Formula1 on wheels is equipped with many sensors. 500 parameters from 350 control points are measured and rigorously checked during the super high speed runs. Wheel diameter is... (more)
Entering Paris subburbs at dusk. The signs announce a 150 km/h speed limit. At this speed the cab signal is off. This is not very far from Paris Montparnasse. Just a few minutes to go and the trai... (more)
Scandalous and delightful
A 1936-built Sentinel railcar ensures the international passenger service between the Peruvian city of Tacna and the Chilean port of Arica. This standar... (more)
3:19pm - A star is born! The world rail speed record champion basks in the sun right after its famous 574.8 km/h run
Station or museum?
The 1936-built Sentinel railcar #261 goes out of the Tacna station. It is starting one of its 63 km long (39 miles) international trips to Arica, Chile. It doe... (more)
The Great Salt Lake Causeway
No, this is not the Lucin cut-off and we are not in Utah. But this is a also a long and straight fill right over a dry salted lake with 13km / 8 mile... (more)