Freight trains from Germany to Italy usually take the route via Basel, but there are occasional trains via Schaffhausen. This DB Schenker intermodal freight train just crosses the central section ... (more)
A local train from Marseilles to Miramas just before arriving at Niolon.
A B 81500 from Marseille to Miramas is crossing the Pont de Caronte well after sundown.
Two ABe 4/4 II EMUs are pulling "Räumer" 9132, which scrapes snow off the sides onto the track, such that the snow can then be removed by the rotary Xrot d. The point of this is to create enough s... (more)
Having a windscreen wiper is sometimes really useful... A local train from St. Moritz to Tirano pushes this Spurpflug ("track plow"), which has multiple blades to clear snow even between the rails... (more)
The first train of the day has to clear all the snow drifts that have accumulated during the night because of the strong winds. For that purpose it pushes a low-profile plow (called "Spurpflug", "... (more)
A switchman is jumping off the (moving) lead engine as the train approaches the switchback between San Mateo and Rio Blanco.
1009 and 1008 are on their way to Rio Blanco, closely following the Carretera Central in this section.
1001 will reach Casapalca in a few minutes. Down in the valley you can see the Carretera Central. Also note that even though we are at close to 4000 meters asl, there are still trees growing here!
701 has just passed the curves and loops through the cactus fields (very nasty, I can tell you) around the town of San Bartolomé, which you can see in the background. The train will shortly reach ... (more)
A lucky shot - the sun had reached the bottom of the valley only a few minutes earlier. 1003 is crossing the Carretera Central twice over this steel bridge just before arriving at Rio Blanco.
Because San Bartolomé is a switchback without counterpart, trains have to be re-arranged before they can proceed to Lima. After an epic one-hour shunting operation 701 is finally being coupled to ... (more)
FCCA no. 1008 and 1009 cross a bridge between San Mateo and Rio Blanco. The steel bridge underneath is an old road bridge.
FCCA no. 1008 and 1009 climbing a switchback between Matucana and Tamboraque
BDe 4/4 22 is on its way from Grütschalp to Mürren. On the other side of the valley you can see Wengen.