Friday, 30 July 2010

Steam Locomotive at the Porto Velho Railway Museum, Brasil.

This stem loco bearing # 50, a Schwartzkopff is on display at the Railway Museum in Port Velho. The museum was once the Estacao da Ferrovia, Ferroviaria Railway station on the Medeira to Manmore railway built between 1871 -1812. and closed down in 1972. The once excellent museum is now closed. The locomotives including this one has long since seen their last maintenance due to lack of funds.

Rails Across Kansas, U. S. A

This Cyrus K. Holliday locomotive # 1, on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (AT & SF) Railroad was named for the founder of Topeka and the first president of the AT & SF. The restored 1880 Holiday # 132 is on display at the Kansas City Museum of History in Topeka.

Rail Track in Macedonia

Not much details are know about this rail track in Macedonia. If it is operational is also not known. All I can say is that traveling on this track gives you a beautiful glimpse of the Macedonian landscape.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

100 Years of Rail Track Dolni Lipka - Stity, Czech Republic.

Different Rail Cars and Diesel Locomotives on the Dolni Lipka to Stity Railway in the Czech Republic. Class 810 Wheely Bin Rail Car. Diesel Loco Class 742, Class M 131 Hurvinek Railcar and M 120 Vezak Railcar. The railway celebrated 100 years on 14th April 2000.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Le Petit Train (The Little Yellow Train), France.

Le Petit Train Jaune also known as The Little Yellow Train travels over the Sejourne viaduct during the 63 KM journey between the towns of Villefrance-de-Conflent and la Tour de Carol in France. It is the highest rail track in France. The train passes Bolquere, the highest railway station in Europe, 1593 meters above sea level.

Jacobite Stem Train, Scotland, United Kingdom.

The Jacobite steam train at Polnish Church, Lochailort in the highlands of Scotland.

Chiemsee Bahn, Germany.

Chiemsee Bahn is a narrow gauge railways in Germany connecting the towns of Prien and Chiemsee, from where you take a steamboat to Herreninsel to visit Scloss Herrenchiemsee. The train is steam operated.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

DB - Baureihe Class VT 08 at Berlin Hbf, Germany.

Class VT 08 was built for the German Federal Railway in 1952 and served up to 1985. I remember traveling in one of these train in 1983 when I first visited what was then known as West Germany.
The VT 08 of the DB await a departure at Berlin Hbf.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Amsterdam Central Railway Station, Netherlands.

Amsterdam Central Railway Station is one of the main railway hubs in the Netherlands where over 250,000 passengers transit per day. It was opened to the public in 1889. Amsterdam Central is twined with Liverpool Street Station in London, the other terminus of the Dutchflyer rail - ferry service.