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Archive for December, 2010

Hallo! Wie jedes Jahr gibt es von mir wieder Geschenke, diesmal insgesamt 10 Kalender: Vier Mal Bosnien mit Bernd im April (in Farbe, monochrom, vertikal und einen Nutzkalender mit Arbeitern in 3 verschiedenen Sprachversionen), dazu sechs weitere Kalender (Dampf, Diesel, Elektro, Fotografie, Landschaft und Vertikal). Zum Download mit Vorschaubildern geht es hier: http://raildata.info/Kalender/2011 Viel Spaß […]

Malaxa Railcars in Romania

Silviu Darlea reports: The Malaxa Railcars are not dying. In November Silviu Darlea made a visit to Reloc Craiova were class 750 and 1000 Malaxa Railcars getting overhauled. They will be equipped with electronically controlled diesel motors from Volvo Penta and Allison Gear boxes. The first refurbished DMU will be 78 1021+1031. In the picture […]

China Jixi and Huanan November 2010

I have updated my web site with pictures from my trip this november See the New Galleries section ay www.dorneyphoto.com Looking forward to visting Huanan next May in warm weather for different pictures to that in the winter !! Ian Silvester

Sejdalija Kešetović from Bosnia (nickname “Ćiro_bos” on http://zeljeznice.net , http://vozovi.com , he also accompanied us during the photo freight on April 8 2010 (white jacket, blue trousers)) sent me a mail with the information that currently because of striking ZFBH drivers the exchange trains to Termoelektrana Tuzla power plant next to Bosanska Poljana junction have […]

Von Sejdalija Kešetović aus Bosnien (Nickname “Ćiro_bos” auf http://zeljeznice.net , http://vozovi.com , begleitete uns auch auf der Fotofahrt am 8. April 2010 (weiße Jacke, blaue Hose)) bekam ich per Mail die Informationen, dass momentan aufgrund Streiks der ZFBH-Triebfahrzeugführer die Zubringerzüge zum Kraftwerk Termoelektrana Tuzla beim Knotenpunkt Bosanska Poljana von den Minen Banovici (732-195 Diesel), Dubrave […]

Update on Jixi as of the end of November 2010: * Poles at Dongchang, in many cases double poles which made it seem like a pole farm from most angles. I saw seven or eight engines each morning I was there. * No poles at Beichang, nor at both tracks leading into the area. * […]

Greetings from the 75cm gauge Tertitten line near Oslo yesterday. A rare treat of snow, steam and sunshine! Oddly I seemed to be the only gricer there. Got back home around midnight. The loco is a Henschel built in 1950, the last steam loco built for Norway. The line ordered it in the 1930’s but […]

Remains of the Cyprus Government Railway

Not really a railway trip but I did spend half an hour poking around the back of the old station at Famagusta. It was the headquarters of the 76cm gauge Cyprus Government Railway which was built by the British colonial authorities in 1904 and closed in 1951. The main station building is still in good […]

Bangkok Steam Last Weekend

Here are a few photos from Bangkok at the weekend. The train (with Pacifics no’s. 824 and 850) on Saturday passing the airport spur road and the new elevated standard gauge line from the airport to the city centre – unfortunately without the airport train which came along only a few seconds later. This was […]


Eritrea? Die Blicke des Gesprächspartners verraten eine Mischung aus Unverständnis und Sprachlosigkeit. Ist das da bei…na, da wo die alle hungern? In der Tat. Das Wissen in unseren Breiten über dieses Land ist eher begrenzt. Die Leute die dann doch etwas über dieses Land wissen, können meist nur mit Negativfakten aufwarten. Das hat einen einfachen […]