Troubles

We noticed something was wrong when we didn’t see any freight movements anymore for a while. At Erstfeld, we found out there was a problem with the ETCS signalling system further down the line. Trains were being held along the line… which gave us the opportunity for an evening shot at Erstfeld station, after having enjoyed a meal at the local train drivers’ restaurant. The … Continue reading Troubles

Late at Intschi

Time passed quickly, and before we knew it the sun was hiding behind the high peaks of the Alps. On of the spots where we would have some decent light left, was the viaduct at Intschi. From this viewpoint, you mostly see photos from earlier during the day. I think it looked good at this time also. We were especially happy when this train passed … Continue reading Late at Intschi

Some color in a white & gray landscape

Did I mention endless possibilities before? A few minutes earlier we were making photos standing left of the house. A completely different view, necessary because the other view was getting boring with so many trains passing :). My grateful thoughts go to SBB for choosing a nice contrasting paint scheme for their locomotives. Continue reading Some color in a white & gray landscape

Below the basements of Wassen

The church that on the previous photo was visible down, on the right, can now be seen in the middle of the photo. The train will pass it 2 more time before reaching the upper level of Wassen’s railroad. For the railway photographers this offers endless angles to watch the trains go by – the passengers get numerous different views of the beautiful valley. We … Continue reading Below the basements of Wassen

Above the roofs of Wassen

While the bottom of the valley is still covered in shadows, the west-side is bathing in sunlight. The town of Wassen seems to be strategically located, getting sun early during the day. Train 67767 connects Hüntwagen-Wil with Sigirino – minutes before this sunny photo was taken, it was still riding in the dark part of the valley. These trains transporting gravel (I guess) were a … Continue reading Above the roofs of Wassen

For the homesick

Winter sun takes a while to rise, but its warm light makes the waiting worthwhile. It’d better, since temperature was also pretty low and wind was blowing. Fortunately, there were plenty of interesting trains riding up the hill. Like this one, straight from our home country: SBB’s 11683 and a sister haul train 40243 from Antwerp Oorderen to Gallarate, seen here at Wassen. Continue reading For the homesick