Climbing up to Enna station in a sunny spring day
Lasa Marmo industrial railway
Special train of British railfans on the abandoned line 77
It is always a pleasure when British railfans come to visit Hungary. They tend to visit interesting places with their special trains, sometimes hauled by locos that usually do not work passenger trains. With focus on private operator Floyd's ex British Rail locomotives, they travelled across Hungary in early July 2015, visiting lines with no regular passenger operations. In this picture, the special train rolls on the abandoned line 77 (Vácrátót-Galgamácsa), which has been out of service since 2007.
Sadly, the locomotive suffered critical damage in an accident last autumn near Nyúl, in which the engineer passed away.
AMTK 817 with #4 detours due to a derailment on its usual route
Winding through the curves leaving North Kansas City, Amtrak #4 continues its detour over the BNSF Brookfield Subdivision, because at about 06:00 this morning a mixed freight train on the BNSF Marceline Sub scrambled up eight or nine cars on the Grand River bridge between Snyder and Bosworth, Missouri, eighty miles east northeast of Kansas City. Fortunately, the bridge was not severely damaged nor were there any injuries reported. Amtrak #4 is several hours late at this point of the detour since it had to wait for a route-qualified "pilot" from.. more the unfamiliar territory to arrive for the ride to Bucklin, MO, where the Brookfield Sub meets up with the Marceline Sub and the train can resume its normal route. For the passengers, it means more time on the train and some less common route mileage to add to their trip logs. Also, missed connections at Chicago are part of the equation in some cases.
KCS 4146 East works off horsepower hours on a BNSF stacker
Panoramic train on "Vigezzina"
There is a narrow gauge rail linking two European cities, Domodossola in Italy with Locarno in Switzerland. It is the Vigezzina railway, which crosses Val Vigezzo, also known as The Valley of Painters ...The operation of the line is entrusted to the Italian company SSIF (Società Subalpina Imprese Ferroviarie S.p.A.) and to the Swiss FART (Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi). The line stretches for 52 Km between the splendid landscape of the Italo-Swiss valleys, and to make the most of it were constructed panoramic trains from the Skoda. Here.. more we see the direct train D678 Locarno - Domodossola while entering Malesco station, in Italian territory. The train is made up of the pilot's engine ABe4/4 Pp 81 "Domodossola", the mid-engine Be4/4 Pi 88, the P-811 trailer and the pilot's engine Be4/4 Pp 84 "Craveggia".
Tenda Express 2017
Regional train Pavia - Alessandria
1236 on a memorial special is tested by 2% grades up to Waiouru
Built as J class by North British Glasgow, 1236 has been restored as a JB class oil burner by Mainline Steam. The occasion for this mainline run was to participate in a KiwiRail sponsored memorial to the locomotive crew of Ka 949 hauling the express train that plunged into a river after a lahar damaged the bridge at Tangiwai on the night of 24/12/1953. Visiting Queen Elizabeth II had a somber Christmas message with the dreadful news of this disaster which claimed 151 lives. After more than 60 years the crew are being remembered for saving over 100 lives at the expense of theirs in almost stopping the train in time. There were many heroes that night.
Steam from the ancient flavor
The classic alpine panorama welcomes the passage of H 2/3 n°17 of the Rigi Bahn with its historic train in transit near Staffell station.The Rigi Bahn is the first rack railway built in Europe. It is formed by two lines that reach the summit of the Rigi mountain from Vitznau,located on the Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee),and Arth-Goldau on the opposite side of the mountain.The two lines intersect at the Staffell station and continue to flank up to Rigi Kulm, the final destination of the trip.