A mixed freight train passes Dongdatan Reservoir on its way from Golmud (or possibly Lhasa) towards Xining.
A six-axle 7.2 MW HXD1D hauls 19 coaches from Xining to Golmud, a 830 km journey, in just under 8 hours. That's what they call a "local train" in China ;)
DF8B 5030 climbs the grade from the Yellow River bridge near Jingyuan towards Baiyin with a loaded coal train.
CRH5 on one of the many bridges of the Xining - Lanzhou high speed line.
The chinese railway network is mind-boggling. In this section, the original line was abandoned and replaced by the rear bridge with much more generous radii. After that, a second track was added w... (more)
SS7C 113 has to take a tour around the city before arriving at Lanzhou.
What a view! An empty coal train from Lyttleton to Ngakawau has picked up some speed after passing a slow zone near Craigieburn (visible on the left), and is now headed towards Cass. In the backgr... (more)
Sometimes the weather just won't work in your favour. Just as yesterday, the fog stayed thick until well after the TranzAlpine had gone past Cass, so my nice plans were foiled, and I had to improv... (more)
After a few two days of poor weather (lots of rain, some snow, had to use chains for the first time in my life, heh) and two mediocre days with limited success the weather was surprisingly good to... (more)
Train wreck near Oaro, New Zealand. In search of a nice spot to take a picture of the evening northbound freight train we stumbled over this instead. Unfortunately I don't know what locomotive thi... (more)
After trimming the bushes this spot looks nice and clean, and even the sun came out a little when DXB class 5448 came by with a train to Picton.
A freight train to Picton crosses lake Grassmere, which has an active salt industry. It produces about 30'000 tons of salt per year, which covers about half of New Zealands salt consumption.
Since one of the two Electric Tilt Trains is currently out of service for a major overhaul, every other day a conventional train runs from Brisbane to Rockhampton. This one is just minutes away fr... (more)
A freight train from Brisbane is headed north towards Rockhampton.
After climbing the same rock four times and waiting for a total of about 9 hours, we finally got a nice long coal train in good weather. Totally worth it!