Rh1142.665+1116.095 hauling a Rocktainer Ore Train to Eisenerz
Empty steel coil carriers from Corby, along the River Severn
AMTK #4 heads for the BNSF Brookfield Sub, seen here on NS
Having received a tip from a friend (JH) on the evening of July 3rd about the next day's detour of #4 due to bridge work on the BNSF TransCon at Sibley, MO, and Media, IL, I found out that it would also have P42DC #156 leading, the Phase 1 Heritage paint scheme unit commemorating Amtrak's 40th anniversary. Two bonuses for the price of one!
At 08:01 #4 began backing out of KCUS, west on the KC Terminal to Santa Fe Jct. Interlocking where it then headed north through the West Bottoms and on toward NKC and the Brookfield Sub, via the joint NS/BNSF trackage to Maxwell Junction near Orrick. At least seven more photogs leapfrogged ahead of the rare-mileage detour as it progressed. Thankfully, the train was restricted to 40 mph or less for much of the distance, making it easier to ca.. morejoint NS/BNSF trackage to Maxwell Junction near Orrick. At least seven more photogs leapfrogged ahead of the rare-mileage detour as it progressed. Thankfully, the train was restricted to 40 mph or less for much of the distance, making it easier to catch it in several locations without risking a friendly greeting by the Missouri State Patrol. The light and weather were ideal, and light traffic was the icing on the cake. I hope you all enjoy the results!
Coal train bound for Meirama power plant
BNSF 6932 East accelerates after holding for Amtrak at Eton Jct
Rh1142.694+Rh1144.265 descending the Marvellous Semmering
The 50 years old machines of the 1042-series and the modernized 1142-series were still unreplaceable on the Austrian Railways. Its simple electrics and robust mechanics made these locomotives practically undestructible. Some of them were put back into service after withdrawal because of their reliability and the curious fact that they are cheaper in maintenance that their sisters of the 1044/1144-series.
They were used in light passenger service and mixed freight services within Austria. They can be found on the Salzkammergutbahn, The Phyrnbahn and, of course, the first alpine railway pass: The Semmeringbahn. The Machines are fully compatible for mixed traction, combinations between 1142+1144 and 1142+1116/1016 are possible. In this picture the 1142.694 and the 1144.265 are descending the eastern ramp with a mixed freight to Wien.
Special train during National Railway Day in Břeclav
Hauling the second part of "Big Mac" to Brescia Scalo
Oil train to Tartu accelerating uphill
TEM TMH shunter on Tartu port railway
This was the last train on this railway - starting from July this line is closed and will be dismantled soon. Built in 1922, it’s main purpose was to connect river port and neighbouring industries with Tartu main station. Over the years many industries were shut down and usage of this line has decreased. Now the only customer of this line, Kuusakoski scrap metal yard, was forced to reorganize their logistics using more expensive road transport. There are plans to build new streets on this rail corridor, as this line runs through central Tartu.