Suitable for 4 overheadcurrents, today it runs only through Belgium. The 1602 with a rushhourtrain from Schaarbeek to Oostende at the direct line from Brussels to Gent.
Diesel engines on an electrified track...a common sight on line 24 last year, until the electrification of this line on the border between Belgium and Germany was a fact. Nowadays most trains are ... (more)
This view shows a push-pull electric loco operated service at Schaarbeek with the loco pushing away from Brussels direction
On my only visit to Belgium (should have gone to France for 56s, Ryanairs fault!) I found this pleasing station shot.
The tunnel at Glons has never been excavated because of the cemetary that lies on top of it. NMBS 2011 with a mixed freight to Antwerp.
Also an endagered species is NMBS 55. The 5523 and 5538 with a mixed freight leave the tunnel at Glons.
A pair of NMBS 55´s roar uphill to Aachen West with an early morning freighttrain.
Gronsveld is one of the two places (the other one is Roosendaal) where the Belgian overhead voltage of 3000V DC meets the Dutch overhead voltage of 1500V DC. Here NMBS 270 on a local train from Ma... (more)
NMBS 2011 with an Eurocity from Brussel Zuid to Chur and formed with SBB-coaches passes Les Fossés between Neufchâteau and Arlon. At Luxembourg it will be replaced by a SNCF BB15000.
Thalys PBKA 4307 at Outgaarden at the highspeedline Leuven-Luik running from Paris Nord to Köln Hbf.
A regional passenger train departing southwest passes a series of double slip switches creating a track crossing over only half of the tracks at this large terminal. Note the identification... (more)