Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trains and Trams in Europe - 4/9 to 4/27/2017 - 4

Hi, The first three photos were inadvertently omitted from the earlier post on Basel.

Our next stop was Strasbourg where the remaining photos in this post were taken. All of the trams we saw were modern. As our boat spent the night in Strasbourg we had an opportunity to ride some of the trams too. Tickets were good for 24 hours from time of validation.

After our walking tour on April 15, Jim and Cathy Kleeman, and I headed for the railroad station. It was relatively small compared to Lucerne and Basel. A huge clear protective shield has been constructed across the front of the building.

Walking to one end of a platform we spotted this four wheel switcher.

The other end of the platform provided views such as this diesel multiple unit train (DMU) arriving,

an electric multiple unit (EMU) train preparing to depart,

a train of conventional rolling stock being pushed into the station by an electric locomotive (above and two below),

a train of EMUs arriving,

and a train of DMUs departing.

Finally another train of conventional passenger cars was pushed out of the station by an electric locomotive.

On our way back to the boat we had the opportunity to photograph more trams.

The next day Jim, Cathy and I rode a tram into town. Place de Homme de Fer is a square named for the man of iron; a suit of armor which was affixed to a building on the square in the 18th century and has now been replaced by a tin copy.

The square is the meeting point for 5 tram lines. The A line crosses the B, C, D, E, and F. Above a C line and a B line car are in the station.

The C line car is ready to leave.

The A line stop is partially covered by this interesting structure.

This view shows the crossing with an A line train leaving the station while at the left a B line train waits its turn and another A line train unloads and loads passengers. Jim (blue jacket) and Cathy are at the right.

Next the B line train leaves.

My final tram in Strasbourg was at Place Broglie while waiting for a tram in the opposite direction.

Thanks for looking.

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