One day between Paris and Dijon – part 1

The mandatory quick burger in Dijon marked the start of a mid-april photography weekend. With a group of 3 friends, we were about to discover some hidden secrets on the line connecting Paris and Dijon. Next to a massive amount of locomotive hauled passenger and freight trains, we were expecting spectacular landscapes with bridges and curves and much more.

Well, so much for the expectations. We started on Friday in Villotte-Saint-Seine, where we found this spot. So far, so good. Train traffic seemed to consist mainly of TGV sets though. Fortunately, some TER’s were “nez cassé”-hauled.

SNCF 7243 Villotte-Saint-Seine 10.4.2015 D150201
SNCF 7243
Villotte-Saint-Seine 10.4.2015
D150201

Back to the TGV’s! They come in all varieties: Duplex, POS, PSE, 2N2, … and in Lyria, Carmillon and Atalntique liveries. A true paradise for TGV lovers, but not really what we were hoping for. Ah well, it was a good occasion to shoot some of these trainsets at a nice location.

SNCF 4407 Villotte-Saint-Seine 10.4.2015 D150208
SNCF 4407
Villotte-Saint-Seine 10.4.2015
D150208

The waiting paid off at 8.15, when we saw something orange apporaching the distance. Orange is always good :). The locomotive is working hard here as it is pulling its train up the hill towards Blaisy-Bas, out of the Atlantic drainage basin. 4 tracks allow faster trains to pass the slower ones.

SNCF 26194 Villotte-Saint-Seine 10.4.2015 D150209
SNCF 26194
Villotte-Saint-Seine 10.4.2015
D150209

We waited a little longer without succes and decided to get some breakfast and move to a new location.

To be continued.

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