Monday, 26 August 2013

Lausanne Metro, Switzerland.

The Lausanne Metro system includes two lines, owned by two distinct companies and operated by a third. The Line M1 is a light metro, while the Line M2 is a fully automated metro.  planning. Lausanne is  the smallest city in the world to have a full metro system.

A Railway Station in Ukraine.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The Schafberg Railway, Salzburg, Austria.

The Schafberg Railway is a meter gauge cog railway in Upper Austria and Salzburg leading from St. Wolfgang in Salzkammergut up to the Schafberg (1,783 m). With a total length of 5.85 km it gains about 1,200 m in height difference. Railway operation started in 1893. The rail gauge is 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in). Today steam locomotives as well as diesel rail cars are in operation on the railway. The lower station is located in the east of St. Wolfgang in front of Wolfgangsee. After leaving the town, and starting to climb the mountain, the line enters in the municipal territory of St Gilgen.

The Hague Tramway, Netherlands.

The Hague tramway network forms part of the public transport system in The Hague. Opened in 1864, the network currently has eleven tram lines.  Electric Trams were introduced into service in 1904.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Painting of an Old Steam Locomotive in Germany.

Trams in Coventry City Center, U. K.

These are scenes from Coventry City Center in the late 1930's, and everyday scene with both trams and buses on the streets. 

Eurostar and Thalys High Speed Trains, Europe.

Eurostar  is a high speed railway service connecting London with Paris and Brussels. All its trains traverse the Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France.  The service is operated by eighteen-coach Class 373/1 trainswhich run at up to 300 kilometres per hour (186 mph) on a network of high-speed lines.

Thalys is an international high speed train  operator originally built around the high-speed line between Paris and Brussels. This track is shared with Eurostar trains that go from Paris or Brussels to London via Lille and the Channel Tunnel. Thalys reaches Amsterdam and Cologne, and its system is operated by Thalys International.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

GWR No 4965 - "Rood Ashton Hall" Steam Locomotive, U. K.

The Great Western Railways steam loco  no. 4965 Rood Ashton Hall is a Hall class locomotive. It is currently preserved at Tyseley Locomotive Works.

The engine operates in its Great Western Railway green livery, and performs regularly on the Shakespeare Express, between Birmingham and  Stratford – upon-Avon  operated by Vintage Trains. 

In November 2008, Rood Ashton Hall was taken out of service for overhaul after hauling the 'Rood Ashton Hall Farewell' train from Solihull to Didcot Parkway. The engine's 10-year overhaul took just a few months due to an ongoing programme of maintenance work that had been previously carried out during periods of low main line activity. It returned to the mainline in October 2009.

Picture here is the locomotive en route to Stratford – upon-Avon at Leamigton SPA Railway Station in July 2008.