Monday, May 15, 2017

Trains and Trams in Europe - 4/9 to 4/26/2017- 3

Hi, On Thursday, April 13 we traveled by bus from Lucerne to Basel, Switzerland where we boarded our home for the next 14 nights, Grand Circle Cruise Line's River Harmony. After unpacking Jim Kleeman, his wife Cathy and I took a walk over to the railroad station.

Basel has modern trams (above and below)

in two paint schemes (above and below). This is a major junction and transfer point.

There was much to see at the station or bahnhoff. Above is a TGV off SNCF, the French National Railroad. Basel sits right on the border with France and Germany.

An electric switcher like the one seen in Lucerne was working this station too.

This is a fast train on SBB, the Swiss national railroad.

I believe this also is an SSB train.

While we were on a bridge over looking the station a German Inter City Express (ICE) arrived.

When we returned to the platform we were able to photograph this SSB electric,

a diesel switching,

a German electric,

and the ICE train departing. This is the rear.

I like the ends of platforms because there frequently is interesting track work and signals. Also, there is the possibility of shooting trains arriving and departing on a number of tracks (above and below).

On the walk back to the boat we saw this older tram in the yellow paint scheme.

Thanks for looking.

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