Thursday, 17 April 2014

Steam Locomotive 03 - 131, Germany.

Photo: M. Pohlmann

Preserved steam locomotive from 1933, nr 03-131. Photographed in 2005, the locomotive is on display at German Steam Locomotive Museum at Neuenmarkt. Known as The Little 01, in 1972 the tender of this locomotive was painted with the Olympic Rings and was stationed at the Munich Main Railway Station during the Summer Olympics  of 1972.

Colorado & Southern # 9950-A, U.S.A.

Elegant Colorado & Southern Locomotive # 9950 - A, a stainless steel E 5 class locomotive hold "Texas Zephyr" for boarding in this gleaming night. Sadly fewer than a dozen sleek E5's were ever built, all before WW II, and all for Burlington Railroads.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Chamborigaud Viaduct, France.

Chamborigaud in Southern France  is known for the stunning viaduct, designed by Charles Dombre, the construction of which ended in 1867. Unlike most other bridges of this type, the curve of the Viaduct of Chamborigaud faces upstream. The Clermont Nimes Railway lines run over this viaduct.

Narrow Gauge Steam Railway, Isle of Man.

Photo by Andy North.

The Isle of  Man is a narrow gauge steam-operated railway connecting Douglas with Castletown and Port Erin in the Isle of Man. The line is 3 feet narrow gauge and 15.3 miles long. It uses original rolling stock and locomotives and there are few concessions to modernity. The steam train is passing through  Port Soderick on its journey.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Paintings of Historic Locomotives and Carrages, Taiwan.

Historic Locomotives and Carrages used by Taiwan Railways in the early 1900's.

Steam Locomotive in Rural Poland.

Steam Locomotive LAS 49 - 3343 on a narrow gauge railway line in Poland. The steam locomotive has been preserved and is on display.

Train in Poland.

Steam Locomotive 524.1110 Class CKD, Czech Republic.

Steam Locomotive 524.1110/CKD in 1930's with a freight train.

O Series Shinkasen, Japan.

The 0 series trains were the first Shinkansen  built to run on Japan's new Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed line which opened in Japan in 1964.The last remaining trainsets were withdrawn in 2008. They had a maximum speed of 220 KM/hr.

Southern Pacific, California, U. S. A.

The Southern Pacific Transportation earlier Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Company, and usually called the Southern Pacific or  was an American Class I railroad. It was absorbed in 1988 by the company that controlled the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and eight years later became part of the Union Pacific Railroad. The Diesel Engines of the freight train fill the valley with noise of power in Montague, California.

Electric Locomtives in Germany.

Electric Locomotives Re 4/4' 10034 and 103184-8 at the St. Magrethen Station in Switzerland.

Shanghai Maglev Train, China

The Shanghai Maglev Train or Shanghai Transrapid  is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world and only the third Maglev line to be operated. The train line was designed to connect Shanghai Pudong International Airport and the outskirts of central Pudong where passengers could interchange to the Shanghai Metro to continue their trip to the city center.