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!
The gaps in the passenger timetable are used by freight trains from and to the starch factory in Bomaderry. This container train transports about two days worth of production towards Sydney.
InterRegio 2482 is catching a glimpse of sunshine on its way from Lucerne to Basel.
A NS Plan V "Apekop" ("ape head") is crossing the IJssel just before arriving at Deventer.
A (former?) railway employee enjoys the ride on the front platform of the last operational VL22M locomotive, which hauls the morning train from Kutaisi to Tkibuli. Also note the passenger car: it ... (more)
A modernized ER2 elektrichka (now called ES) is on the way from Batumi to Ozurgeti. In the background you can see the Little Caucasus.
The last operational VL22M with a local train from Tkibuli to Kutaisi. The infrastructure is in such bad shape that the train needs 3:18h for only about 32kms!
I was actually looking for tulips (very cliché, I know), but could not find any - seems like I was too early for those. Luckily I could find some other fields in full bloom.
An Intercity from Enkhuizen to Amsterdam passes a windmill in Bovenkarspel.
The conductor seems to enjoy seeing us for the third time, as 9739 dashes through Banff.
A mixed freight train takes the curve west of Exshaw, AB.