Now, waht is left for our 6-car passenger extra, is the visible track, ending at a concrete block, which is already inclined, and behind which is NOTHING for about 200 meters in hight .....
waiting to depart with more brown coal to the power station
137 tons on 4 axles = 34,25 tons per axle !
155 200 splits the very old signals on a northbound freight towards Emden harbour. These signals have mostly disappeared from mainlines
This is supposed to be the heaviest railroad in Europe ( > 30 tons axle-load ). Browncoal hauling from the mine to the power stations. Trains are working in Push-Pull mode. Engineer has a "super-w... (more)
... shiny new !
Two generations of traction
A metre gauge brake van stands in isolation in Regua Yard. The tracks of the broad gauge (5ft 6ins) Douro Valley Line can be seen in the foreground.
Br 151007 after new paint job southbound for Nuremberg
A pair of V170 (ex NOHAB) howling emptys for northbound for Lederhose
BR 140 704 soutbound for Nuremberg