Date Jan de Vries 8.10.2009 16:29
A nice contrast between the locomotive (in the sunlight) and the dark sky. Beautiful picture, Gilbert!
Gilbert Angermann 9.10.2009 17:57
Thank You Date Jan!
The weather was not amused this weekend. This was the last half hour for sun at this sunday. Before and after that there was always thunderstorms.
De Rond Hans und Jeanny 7.10.2009 17:14
Hi Date Jan,
during our stay in Netherlands, we hoped to have the opportunity to see these "Koplopers", but they don't run in the surroundings of Roosendaal.
Now we can enjoy your beautiful pictures of these trains.
Hans and Jeanny
Date Jan de Vries 8.10.2009 16:42
Hello Hans und Jeanny,
Thank you for the positivy coments!
A little dissapointing that you didn't catch a Koploper at Roosendaal Station. At the following tracks/routes you have a big chance to see them:
- Leeuwarden/Groningen-Zwolle-Amersfoort-Utrecht-Den Haag CS/Rotterdam CS (almost every intercity train;
- Leeuwarden/Groningen-Zwolle-Amersfoort-Hilversum-Amsterdam CS-Schiphol (almost every intercity train;
- Schiphol – Hilversum – Amersfoort – Deventer – Hengelo – Enschede;
- Den Haag Centraal – Utrecht Centraal – Amersfoort – Deventer – Hengelo – Enschede.
In conclusion the best line is Amersfoort-Zwolle-Leeuwarden/Groningen. If you wanna take pictures from this class in the flat Dutch country side, then you best go to the lines Zwolle-Groningen and Zwolle-Leeuwarden. There are a lot of little railroad crossings which offer nice circumstances for good pictures.
De Rond Hans und Jeanny 9.10.2009 13:59
Thanks a lot for all these informations, Date Jan.
Hans and Jeanny
Date Jan de Vries 8.10.2009 16:32
Nice picture of this little Köf. Two questions:
Was this freight train coming from the freight track Coesfeld-Rheine or Gronau-Rheine?
Is this Köf of the class 332? I don't think it's a 323.
Greetings from Holland,
Hans van der Sluis 9.10.2009 22:57
Hello Date Jan,
You are very right. It isn't a class 323. It's a class 333. The 333 shunterlocomotive was as far as I can remember just shunting on some tracks on the southside (direction of Münster) at the railwaystation of Rheine and not coming from Coesfeld or Gronau. As I searched on the (google)map I also could not find a direct railwayline from Coesfeld or Gronau to Rheine.
Kind regards from Holland to Friesland,
Gilbert Angermann 8.10.2009 4:01
If You are interested for Your missing number, You can look at this site. It´s all about swedish railway.
Hans van der Sluis 8.10.2009 10:53
Thank you for the link Gilbert!
I also found on the site the name of this locomotive, but I'm not sure if the locomotives had allready names at the time that I took this photo.
Thank you again.
Gilbert Angermann 8.10.2009 12:51
At this picture is very difficult to say, if this engines has a name, because the name comes after changing from SJ to LKAB. Here You have the older SJ version. The engine changes during the 90´s. Then they get the blue-grey coloure and the name. So I thing brown is without a name.
Date Jan de Vries 7.10.2009 16:40
Beautiful picture from Ireland. Back in 2007 when I was there, I only had the chance to make pictures of the coaches.
Date Jan de Vries 7.10.2009 16:36
Nice to see that these old engines are still running. Once I travelled with the classes 44 and 45 between Dinant, Bertrix and Virton/Libramont. A very nice experencie with this beautiful old rail cars. A very nice picture!
De Rond Hans und Jeanny 6.10.2009 17:19
nice picture from the CFL engine in the marvellous station.
Manuel Höly 7.10.2009 15:32
I am glad that you like the picture.
The new station of Liege can be really good pictures.
I must say the locomotives in Belgium always look very good place.
Here in Germany, the locomotives are always very untidy.
De Rond Hans und Jeanny 6.10.2009 17:01
A picture full of atmosphere, Thomas.
Stefan Wohlfahrt 7.10.2009 7:31
A super shadow - picture, Thomas!
De Rond Hans und Jeanny 6.10.2009 20:46
Magnificent pictures of the Centovalli railway, Christine.
Hans and Jeanny
Christine Wohlfahrt 14.10.2009 19:43
Thank you so much, Hans and Jeanny.
Greetings from Blonay