At Cumbre summit, a loaded sulfuric acid train that has just climbed from the Pacific Coast port of Mejillones waits in the siding while an empty one coming from Calama is approaching.
A Typical sulfuric acid tank train with 2 engines at each end for passing the Cumbre Pass, on a short mountain range separating the Pacific Ocean from the flatter Atacama Desert.
It is a real pleasure to re-discover my own B&W pictures today. The easiness of use of a good scanner makes wonders on my Tri-X medium-size negatives (120).
Preußische P 8
An American in Paris
This is not Vincente Minelli's movie from 1951. This is Baldwin's DRS-6-4-660 from 1946. They usually never hauled passenger trains, so it was tempting for a R... (more)
January 22 1984 was the first day of the new TGV service between Paris and Lausanne, with connecting train in Frasne for Neuchâtel and Bern (whereas before that day, ... (more)
This was the last train of the last SNCF diesel prototype (there were 4 of them). It was a grey cloudy day. However even if the picture qualifies for "cloudy day ... (more)
Last train of the "prototypes"
As part of its investigation of high power diesels, SNCF ordered 4 prototypes that were delivered in 1964-1966. Two of them were diesel-hyd... (more)
There were many French and Swiss flags in the Frasne station on Jan 19 1984, because it was the day the Paris-Lausanne TGV services were inaugurated. But on this day, the "old" service w... (more)
My picture #513913 showed the last Cisalpin TEE Paris-Milano on Jan 20 1984. Here is the second to last Cisalpin of Jan 19, exiting a tunnel between Frasne and Vaux-et-Chantegrue, in the French Ju... (more)
Local production of the "China Dolls" at Koedoespoort in Pretoria is in full swing! Class 20E, 20 048, heads the ready line at Rosmead Station in the Eastern Cape in the morning sunligh... (more)
A test train for the recently overhauled 140C 38 passes under one of the most beautiful stations of France.