A light engine move heads NE underneath South Tower. The decorative (and support) tower just to the right displays the "B" of the Belgium regional trains.
The modern, colorful station complex building in Brussels sees dozens, probably hundreds, of trains each day, local to international express. Here, two trains set off simultaneously to the NE. N... (more)
Double Slip Switches! Plenty of interesting trackwork and lots of trains at the main Brussels station.
The South Tower (Tour du Midi/Zuidertoren) dominates the sky at the main station.
This TGV appears ready to launch down the track, but it will first ease its way through the city before getting up to 180 mph.
A TGV trainset eases into Brussels Midi to pick up passengers heading west.
Thalys maintains a few small on-platform shelters to supplement the waiting areas downstairs.
Operations are busy at Brussels Midi during the morning rush, with many crossover movements. The red signal holds in place a third train just behind the photographer.
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)
A pair of TGVs, one Thalys, one SNCF, having arrived earlier and stopped precisely at the markers, are poised to depart to the west.
A busy time on the TGV tracks in Brussels as 4346 sits, another train pulls in, and a third trainset is sitting in the rear.
A bit of light creeps in through openings in the roof. Now if only they would wash the trainset!