A transfer run of 5 locomotives from Bellinzona (Luino/Biasca) to Wohlen (-Payerne) over the Gotthard mountain line is entering Airolo in deep winter. Pulling is Re 4/4 II # 11158 (Re 420 158) of the SBB passenger division, rented by TR Trans Rail for this day, followed by the Re 421 # 393 (Re 4/4 II # 11393) of the IRSI in multiple traction. Third is operational Ae 4/7 # 10987 of Swisstrain (built in 1932 by SLM and BBC, transfer from Luino to Payerne). The forth locomotive is not operational Ae 4/7 # 10951 of ClassicRail (built in 1931 by SLM and SAAS, transfer from Biasca to Payerne). In the rear is not operational prototype Re 6/6 # 11602 "Morges" of Swisstrain (built in 1972 by SLM, BBC and SAAS, transfer Bellinzona to Payerne).
A continuously growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome and seldom seen beauty of railroads from the dimming of day to dawn's early light! From dusk to dawn, trains roll on! (I'm still finding sunset to sunrise surprises!)