On days of high demand, the vintage cogwheel railcars of the Bhe 2/4 series of the GGB are still needed. # 3019 was built in 1961 by SLM and BBC, has 190 kW and 56 seats. From the series # 3011 to... (more)
The track will be clear for 2018! Snow blower X rote # 3932, shoved by railcar Bhe 4/4 # 3062, is clearing the track of the Gornergrat Bahn ("the Matterhorn Railway") from Riffelberg to the Gorner... (more)
Gotthard double locomotive Ae 8/14 # 11801 of SBB Historic, based in Erstfeld, suffered a driving axle bearing damage during a driver's cab ride over the Gotthard mountain route near Bodio on Apri... (more)
"patschifig" is embroidered on the headgear of the 1st class armchair in the new ALVRA train on the Albula line. This means cozy and tranquil in Rhaeto-Romanic, the language of the canto... (more)
Locomotive Re 456 # 111 of the MRail (Railway of Müller Gleisbau, Frauenfeld) is pulling bi-modal (electric/diesel) "Flirt" trainset BTR 813 # 003 (90 83 4813 003 I-STAG) for the Region... (more)
"Allegra" ABe 8/12 # 3508 is entering Bernina Lagalb station with train R 1640 from Tirano to St.Moritz. The yellow signs on the mast tell the engineer of the snow blower: Over the following 200 m... (more)
Crossing at Bernina Lagalb. Railcar ABe 4/4 # 54 is entering the station with train R 1625 from St.Moritz to Tirano.
View over the open cast coal mine of Sandaoling, with the about 20 miles away Tian Shan mountain range. The smoke of a briquette factory clouds the blue sky. A loaded steamtrain with JS # 8173 is ... (more)
Sunset view to a steamtrain in the Sandaoling coal mine.
Although the 2-8-2 JS # 8173 accelerates the heavy coal train out of Station 82 with open throttle, the safety valve blows off. To the left, the JS # 8225 waits to push its train back to the blue ... (more)
The 2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS (Jian She) # 8167 is leaving the coal laoding area in the pit, with a huge excavator on the right.
JS # 8167 shunting in Dongbolizhan shortly before sunrise.
2-8-2 JS # 8167 is tackling the 1.0 % grade of the Sandaoling open cast mine railroad with a 700 ton train with coal.
This JS # 8358 is based in Nanzhan and has a much better appearance than the locomotives in the coal mine of Sandaoling. The locomotives of Nanzhan are used for the few trains to the Erjing coal m... (more)
Only minutes before sunset, a 2-8-2 "JS" steamlocomotive is pulling a coal train through the open cast mine of Sandaoling.