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Sunny afternoon in Montreux MOB station. ABDeh 8/8 No 4004 shunts a classic MOB train still in full MOB livery.


Brig MGB (Matterhorn-Gornergrat-Bahn, the Zermatt-Disentis line created from the merger of former BVZ and FO companies) station is still in the forecourt of the SBB/CFF station. A track layout similar to the one used by RhB in Chur for the Arosa line.



By noon on a sunny spring day, standard-gauge BLS RABe 435 “Lötschberger” pauses briefly in Zweisimmen station, Switzerland, to ensure interchange with meter-gauge MOB Golden Pass services to Montreux, before returning to Spiez on a Regio service.


Shay 3-trucks #10 on the Yosemite Valley Sugar Pine RR, August 8th, 2009.

(c) F. Delaitre 2009-2010. Full screen version on my Web site: www.fdelaitre.com



Waiting for the peak hour, two Re450 push-pull trains stay idle under the snow on the western sidings of the Baden SBB/CFF station. These trains operate the S6 S-Bahn line (Baden-Zürich Hbf-Uetikon).


Smoke bellows seen from the window of my suite at the Disneyland Hotel in Paris. January 9th, 2010, 09.11. Disneyland RR, Main Street Station.


AGC Bourgogne in Clamecy SNCF railway station, ready to depart for Paris Bercy on TER 91160 (departure: 12.42, arrival: 15.54). December 5th, 2009.


Central Line 1992 Stock train bound for Ealing Broadway enters Lancaster Gate station on October 31st, 2009.


1995 Stock southbound for Kennington via Charing-X entering Camden Town on October 30th, 2009.


19th-style driving position and master controller (fed in 600VDC!) on City & South London Railway – London’s first “tube” railway – locomotive #13 exhibited at London Transport Museum. A nightmare for a 21st century Environmental Health & Safety Official!

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