This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Belgium - part 1
Time for a new trip - this time one week in Belgium
Belgium in November will be not as nice as in June - but I will have some nice surprises too when it comes to the weather. Flying to Belgium has its benefits - I can do it from central Stockholm, Bromma airport.
At Zaventem airport, I'm greeted
A stop on my way from the airport to Gent
This time I'm staying in the central part of Gent - near Dampoort
Walking down the streets of Gent
Belgium is obviously the home of not only NATO but also the beers
The beauty of Gent combined with the iPhone 12 camera
The next morning
A freight train at Dampoort, it looks promising
Today I'm heading to a railway line where I know for sure I'll spot some freight trains - The Belgian railway line 15 connecting Antwerp with Hasselt.
The line is also connecting Belgium with Germany
Here at Diepenbeck station I'm spotting my first freight train
186 289, Crossrail Benelux N.V.
186 220, Crossrail AG
186 492, LINEAS NV/SA
186 339 and 186 338, DB Cargo Deutschland AG
186 499, BLS Cargo AG
Ambrogio train from Mechelen to Italy. Funny since I was just visiting Ambrogio recently in Italy
186 329, ECR - Euro Cargo Rail SAS
186 291, LINEAS Group NV/SA
This is obviously the land of LINEAS, most freight trains are hauled by their locomotives here
This is the station of Testelt
266 113, Railtraxx NV
186 504 at Langdorp
DE 6312, Crossrail Benelux N.V.
186 220 at Booischot
More trains at Melkouwen
Back in Gent
Christmas is here soon
On Sunday I did not much luck, I went to Essen to see the trains between BE and NL, but the line was closed for the reconstruction. On the way back I stopped at Kapelle-op-den-Bos
186 215, Railtraxx BVBA - probably on the way to Zeebrugge harbor