Daytrips, museum visits and other railfanning excursions.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Part 1
In 2005 when I stayed in Miami during a business trip, I took the chance to visit the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. Actually the property had been Naval Air Station Richmond, a WWII airship...
Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Part 2
We start with the EMD Atlantic Coast Line GP-7 #1804. This diesel-electric locomotive was produced for the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, and then served on the Alaska Railroad as #1834 for. ...
Swiss Vapeur Parc at Le Bouveret
Our plan was to visit the "Swiss Steam Park" on April 11, my Birthday, but the weather today (April 9, 2008) was so beautiful that we decide to drive down to the Fench part of Switerland where the park is...
Cite Du Train, Part One
The idea of a railway museum in France dates back to the early 20th century and the closure of the Universal Exposition in Paris. A little later, in 1944, several sites were being put forward as the home for...
Ride Along On A Swiss Re 6/6
Today, July 31 2008, I had the chance to ride with my friend who is an engine driver for SBB on a Re 6/6 . We moved a mixed freight train from Biel (Bienne) up to La Chaux de Fonds...
Let's Go On The Ae 6/6
Olten is not a big train station but an important node for trains in Switzerland and you can see the German ICE or the TGV from France very often during the day. The first row of pictures above showing a...