Wutach Railway steam locomotive under full power. See also note to previous photo.
Steam locomotive of Wutach Valley Railway in southern Germany. It is one of the most unusual and impressive stretches of railway in Germany. It links the town of Waldshut-Tiengen, on the Upper Rhine Railway (Hochrheinbahn) and the border of Baden-Württemberg and Switzerland, with Immendingen on the Black Forest Railway (Schwarzwaldbahn). Because of the twisting route of its central section, it is popularly known as the Sauschwänzlebahn (pigtail line).
The Puffing Billy Railway is a narrow gauge Heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges in State of Victoria, close to Melbourne.
The Puffing Billy Railway is kept in operation through the efforts of volunteers of the Puffing Billy Preservation Society, although intensive year-round operations necessitate a small band of paid employees to keep things going behind the scenes.
The railway owns every remaining narrow-gauge locomotive of the former Victorian Railways, and has restored to operating condition all except one, although not all are in serviceable condition at any one time.
Puffing Billy also offers driver experience days on the smaller steam engines.
The Eurocity train requires 3:40 hrs for 285km route from Zurich (Switzerland) to Milano (Italy) including 5 stops in Switzerland and one stop in Italy.
There are 17 direct trains (between 6:30 am and 8:00 pm) running on the route from Zurich to Milano every day.
The train on the photo, on the route from Zurich to Milano, is passing the town of Arth on Lake Zug and approaching the famous 15 km long St. Gotthard railway tunnel.
After opening the new 57 km long St. Gotthard Base Tunnel in 2016 (currently under construction), the train journey from Zurich to Milano will be shortened by one hour. At completion the St. Gotthard Base Tunnel will be the longest railway tunnel in the world.
Another view of famous Landwasser Viaduct in Swiss Alps. More information attached to previous image.
View of Swiss Lake Lucerne from Seelisberg. Seelisberg lies near Rütliwiese, where the original oath of the Old Confederation is located.
The funicular railway in the photo connects Seelisberg with the pier near Treib on Lake Lucerne. From there, regular passenger ships serve other piers on the lake, connecting them to larger towns of Lucerne and Brunnen which are connected to the Swiss railway network.
The Furka–Oberalp railway is a mountain railway in Swiss cantons Uri, Graubuenden and Valais. It is a part of the Mattherhorn Gotthard Bahn.
The line begins in Disentis in Swiss canton of Graubuenden, it then runs over Oberalp Pass (2,044m a.s.l.) to Andermatt in canton Uri. Through Furka Tunnel it reaches Goms District area and Brigg in the canton Valais. In Brig, it is connected to BVZ Zermattbahn since 1930.
Wutach Valley Railway steam locomotive train. The Wutach Valley Railway is popularly known as the Sauschwänzlebahn, literally the Pigtail Line, because of the wide-ranging convoluted route. This was necessary to keep the gradient below 1%. The distance of 9.6 km as the crow flies was extended to a track length of more than 25 km by means of curved sections, terminal loops and a loop tunnel.
ICE train at Frankfurt-Airport train station.
I like this kind of air pollution. I hope that these nice steamer will survive. I love the 'Sauschwänzlebahn' of Wutach Valley Railway.
Sauschwaenzlebahn heritage railways in southern Black Forest.
Wheels of old steam locomotive but still in service.
Steam locomotive fro Wutach Valley Railway in southern Germany. The Wutach Valley Railway (jn German Wutachtalbahn) is one of the most unusual and impressive stretches of railway in Germany.
Wutach Railways train at the old station.
Nostalgic steam locomotive train crossing Wutach Valley. Photo taken this, Saturday morning.
After crossing the bridge the train arriving at small local station.
....at the small local train station in Fuetzen, southern Germany, Black Forest region.