Sunday, 25 December 2011

Hudson Line (N Y Central System), U. S. A.

Hudson Line is a commuter rail line running north from  New York City along the east shore of the Hudson River. Metro-North service ends at Poughkeepsie, with  Amtrak's Empire Corridor trains continuing north to and beyond  Albany. The line was originally the Hudson River Railroad (and the Spuyten Duyvil and Port Morris Railroad south of  Spuyten Duyvil), and later part of the famous Water Level Route of the New York Central Railroad.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Swiss Express, Switzerland.

Swiss Express is a part of the rail network of the Swiss Federal Railways. It is almost totally electrified. The company aim to maintain and build on this, and continue to work on the ecological efficiency and performance in the central areas, and particularly on noise abatement, energy efficiency and air pollution. This is the livery that was applied to 8 locomotives of the Re 4/4 II class in the early 1970's, for the prestigious "SwissExpress" trains - with the coaches in the same livery - that ran on Switzerland's busiest line: St. Gallen - Zürich - Bern - Lausanne - Genève. Today, only two machines remain in this livery: nos. 11108 and 11109.