Category Archives: Foreign Railway Lines

More of Neil Clarke’s photos – The Chemin de fer du Vivarais (CFV)

More of Neil Clarke’s photos

The Chemin de fer du Vivarais (CFV)

Taken about the year 2000

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The Chemin de fer du Vivarais (CFV) – often called Le Mastrou or Train de l’Ardèche – is a tourist railway in the Ardèche region of the South of France. The metre gauge line is 33 kilometres (21 mi) long. The railway is renowned for its historical steam locomotives in Mallet articulated locomotive style, as well as a collection of historic rolling stock and diesel railcars.


The line runs between Tournon, in the Rhône Valley, and Lamastre in the Doux valley. From Lamastre, the original line ran a further 19 kilometres (12 mi) to Le Cheylard. Originally opened on 12 July 1891, the line closed on 31 October 1968, and reopened as a heritage line the following year. In 2008, heritage services were suspended due to lack of funds to repair steam locomotives, among other issues. In 2013, steam returned to the Vivarais and services were resumed.




More of Neil Clark’s photos

More of Neil Clark’s photos

This time in Austria c2002

Some beautiful shots in the Austrian moumtains and some locos looking a little sad.

EPIC CATCH!!! Dashing Thru the Snow

More snow!!


EPIC CATCH!!! Dashing Thru the Snow – CN Train 406 West at Salisbury, NB (Feb 3, 2015)

by containerman2
I’m not even sure how many locomotives this train had …

Railfanning Post Blizzard of 2015 Storm #3.

Canadian National Railway locomotive 2304 (ES44DC) plows through huge snow drifts and gives me a big ass snow shower as it leads the daily CN manifest train 406 West (Moncton, NB to Saint John, NB) at Salisbury, New Brunswick.

I’m not sure how the train crew can even see with all that snow on the locomotive’s nose!

Southern New Brunswick was hit with three major blizzards in less than a week, and there is more snow in the forecast.

Filmed at 3:05pm, Tuesday February 3, 2015 at mile 11 of the CN Sussex Subdivision.

Camera: Canon VIXIA HF R500



Don’t you just love snow! Spectacular footage: NZ Train in snow

Don’t you just love snow!

Spectacular footage: NZ Train in snow

And now – with no connection whatever….

What did he expect??!!