Monday, 25 March 2013

Freight Steam Locomotive OV 841, Russia.

This is Steam Locomotive No OV 841 built in 1903 of the Russian Railways. The locomotive used to haul freight trains on the Siberian Rail Network in Russia. The locomotive is now preserved and is on display at the Moscow Railway Museum.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, Colorado, U.S.A.

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TS) is a narrow gauge heritage railroad running between Chama in New Mexico and Antonito in Colorado. It runs over the 10,015 ft (3,053 m) Cumbres Pass. The track was originally laid in 1880 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. In 1970 the C&TS began to take tourists on six-hour trips between the two towns, using steam locomotives. The excursion trips stop at the Osier station for lunch. The train from Chama meets the train from Antonito here. The Osier station dates back to 1878 when it served as a wagon toll road gate.
The railway was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

Lehrter Railway Station (S Bahn), Berlin, Germany.

Berlin’s Lehrter Railway Station has been in operation since 1882 serving the suburban and freight trains passing the city in east – west direction. In 1930 the rail system was converted to the operation of a light rail system on the S-Bahn and thus became the Lehrter Bahnhof S-Bahn station.  During the period of East Germany, the station lost much of it’s importance as it was now in East Germany divided by the wall. In 1984 the station was transferred to the S Bahn to the West.  This landmark station remains even today in it’s original condition.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Steam Locomotive in Belarus

A steam locomotive along the country side in Belarus. No more information is available for me to write about this postcard.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Horse Drawn Train on the Palace Bridge, St Petersburg, Russia.

A horse drawn tram over the Palace Bridge in St. Petersburg, Russia in the early 1900's.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Amsterdam Tram Network, Netherlands.

The Amsterdam tramway network forms part of the public transport system in Amsterdam. Opened in 1875, the network has been operated since 1943 by  Gemeentelijk Vervoebedrijf (GVB). Post Card shows a tram on Tram line 4 In the mid-1950. Amsterdam Central Railway Station is in the background.