Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Dubai Metro, Dubai, U. A. E.

The Dubai Metro is a driver - less, fully automated metro rail network . The Red & Green Lines are operational, with three further lines planned. These first two lines run underground in the city centre and on elevated viaducts elsewhere.

Friday, 24 May 2013

A Shunting Locomotive from the year 1916, Czech Republic.

This shunting locomotive from 1916 is preserved at the Zelenicniho Campus Museum in the Czech Republic. Postcard shows an photo taken in 2002.

Dual-System Electric Locomotive Class 363, Czech Republic.

This class 363 no 065-4 dual system electric locomotive is used for passenger and freight trains in the Czech Republic.  This postcard features the locomotive in Zst. Praha Hl in July 1993.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Steam Loco No 2 (Freshwater), Isle of Wight Steam Railway, U.K

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is a heritage railway on the Isle of Wight. The railway passes through 5½ miles of unspoiled countryside from Smallbrook Junction to Wootton Station, passing through the small village of Havenstreet, where the line has a station, headquarters and a depot. The railway is owned and operated by the Isle of Wight Railway Co. Ltd. and run largely by volunteers.

Steam Locomotive No 2 – Freshwater built in 1876 has been restored to the livery of Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport  (FYN) railway. This much traveled engine has crossed the Solent no less than five times since it first came to Isle of Wight in 1913

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Kander Viaduct ner Frutigen, Switzerland.

The Kander Viaduct south of Frutigen provides a spectacular view of the valley leading up to the Lötschberg Pass. The postage stamp is showing the 265 metres long Kander-Viaduct as well. The viaduct spans the Kander river and its valley at an average height of 28 metres. It has 10 arches of 20 metres width and one of 25 metres width. The train runs towards south. The summits in the background is the Niesen Range 

A new viaduct has been built in 1981, it is 285 m long, making it the longest viaduct on the mountain route of the Lötschberg Railway. It stands 15 m north of the old viaduct and has the same spacing between its pillars.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Royal Trains in Belgium.

Belgium no longer has a royal train. There are still historic royal coaches preserved, though they are rarely shown to the public. From the royal coaches that served for King Leopold II and King Albert I are preserved the three most important royal coaches. From the royal coaches that served for King Leopold III and King Baudouin are preserved: the drawing room coach (with private rest compartment for the king), the dining coach (with big and private dining compartment and kitchen) and the sleeping coach for the king and queen (with small drawing room, sleeping compartments, bathing compartments with bathtub and compartments for the staff).