Where time didn’t stand still

When visiting ligne 4, I use the timetable and train numbers to determine which trains are hauled by CC72000 engines. That has proven to be an accurate method, but doesn’t work all the time. The next 2 pictures are proof of this. I was expecting quite a different train… but the surroundings still make for a nice photo. Here we see a train to Paris, … Continue reading Where time didn’t stand still

Along the canal in Arzviller

In Arzviller you get to see something unusal. The railway line and the canal run right next to each other, and dive under the mountain together, each in their own separate tunnel. I found it a good spot to wait for the first Eurocity to Brussels of that day. Watching the boats go by, and hoping that one would pass at the right time… no … Continue reading Along the canal in Arzviller

Connecting Europe

During the last years, the European quarter has been the subject of an aesthetic and functional makeover. The functional change in railway land was the construction of the Schuman – Josaphat rail link and the upgrade of Brussels-Schuman station into a multimodal hub. The functional upgrade was used to give the station an aesthetic makeover, making it more attractive to rail and subway passengers. It’s … Continue reading Connecting Europe

Short train under a huge dome (2)

Antwerp’s Central Station was completely renovated at the beginning of the century. The historic dome and building were kept, underneath 3 new levels open to passengers were created: 1 with shops, 2 with platforms. Daylight can even reach the bottom level. On the top level, under the historic dome, the train from Mol has just arrived at its final stop. The driver will switch sides and prepare for the return … Continue reading Short train under a huge dome (2)