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European Railways

I haven't done much serious rail travel in europe, so this section is a little sketchy.

Belgium Railways

Never been to Belgium. But an email colleague, Francois de Boer, lives there, and sent me these photos. Thanks, Francois!

Dutch Railways

Never been to Holland. But two email correspondents, Gerard Mulder and Charles van Langeveld, have sent me these photos. Thanks, guys!

French Railways

There is a romance about French railways, je ne sais quois. Whether it is the romance of the country, the people, the language ... Chemin de Fer and Society Nationale de Chemin de Fer have a Gallic ethos to them that reeks just as much of Les Gaulois as the Marseilles docklands.

I think part of that atmosphere was expressed to me by a friend who had studied, photographed and taped french railways for years, when he pointed out that the French never went for the General Motors diesel propoganda line, prefering to stay steam for many years until they had extensively electrified, in their own inimitiable style, and then, la piece de resistance , the TGV.

Never ones to follow fashion, but always leading it, the French have, in my view at least, set the engineering standards, firstly with the Chapelon revolutions in steam, then with the Alstom high speed trains, and more recently with the latest in software technology, automatically verified signalling software.

German Railways

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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9504
  • Description : DB pacific 01.1104 at Steamtown, Carnforth, in Great Britain.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9505
  • Description : The smokebox door of DB pacific 01.1104 at Steamtown, Carnforth, in Great Britain.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9508
  • Description : A very German-looking Deutsche Reichsbahn 0-6-0 tank loco at Carnforth.


Irish Railways

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  • Date : Sep 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 15619
  • Description : This little loco is preserved at the Guinness brewery in Dublin. It was used in the brewery, but I don't know much else about the loco.


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  • Date : Sep 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 15620
  • Description : The author enjoying a Guinness at the Guinness brewery, next to the Geoghegan loco.


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  • Date : Sep 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 15622
  • Description : Some disused tram trackwork outside the Guiness brewery in Dublin. This track was used by the Geoghegan loco above, in shunting trucks of barley for the brewery.


Norwegian Railways

Polish Railways

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  • Date : 2003, catalogued 23 Apr 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 103-0369Nene Pole
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    This is the truly massive Polish loco they have - according to the website it's an ex PKP 2-10-0 class 52 Krieg. The excellent Heritage Railways website tells you a little more .


Russian Railways

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  • Date : 1988, catalogued 24 Sep 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : digital image, image location HKtoLondon-2
  • Description : The Russian loco that pulled us from Irkutsk to Moscow on the Trans Siberian railway.


Spanish Railways

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  • Date : unknown, catalogued 04 Oct 2003
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 0560 Seville AVE
  • Description : Two AVE trains at Seville, Spain. These are the Spanish equivalents of the French TGVs


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  • Date : Jan 2009, catalogued 09 Sep 2009
  • Photographer : Bridget Allison
  • Medium : email digital image, image location IMG_1828
  • Description : This shot is FC San Feliu-Gerona no 1 (Krauss 2355) which is plinthed in San Feliu Spain. (Thanks to Kevin Prince for this information.)


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