Photo galleries and travelogues
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Himmelstreppe trainsets at the Mariazell Railway
Golden caterpillar invasion in the valley and in the mountains.
Alföld (Great Plains)
Branch line romanticism and a visit to the biggest workshop in Hungary at Szolnok.
Historic and normal trains summer and winter on the highest railway of Graubünden and the Engadin.
A C50 to Királyrét
Much like the old 600 mm gauge railway we had a wonderful time on this unique atmosphere photo charter.
The RhB Engadine Railway
Photos from the St. Moritz to Scuol-Tarasp secondary line with a colourful set of trains appearing.
Winters in Nógrád
Nógrád, the Királyrét forest railway and some other nearby lines not only with Bzmot traffic.
The RhB Albulabahn
Our first photos on the railway linking central Graubünden with the Engadin taken in April, 2011.
A photo charter mixed passenger/freight train at the narrow gauge railway at Debrecen.
Rusty electric locomotives, live steam, and a sidetrip on the CAT and at the new Hbf at Vienna.
Sugar beet from Jászapáti
A freight train with an M62 and a number of railcars in the autumn landscape.
Oldies on the Great Plain
A photo charter with a BCmot historic railcar and a car pursuit of an MDmot.
RhB: 100 Jahre Chur-Disentis
My photos of the historic trains of the celebrations weekend on the Surselvalinie.
The Rhätische Bahn in the Rhine valley
From the Rhein-gorge to Oberalppass along the rout of the Glacier-Express with the RhB and the MGB.
Branches around Mátészalka
Bzmot and MDmot multiple units around endangered branch lines in Eastern Hungary.
Lillafüred and the High Tatras
A snowy photo freight train at the LÁEV and photographing at the Tatra Electric Railways.
Derailment at Rácalmás
Ten freight cars derailed demanding much work from a crane and detoured freights in the Dunaújváros area.
Diesel sound in the Zala valley
Electrification is almost complete, but still the lound engines rule the Zalaegerszeg-Hodo railway.
The RhB Surselvalinie
...is a railway with high traffic, freight trains, a connecting rack railway and the appearence of the Glacier-Express.
The RhB Stammstrecke
An introduction to the superb scenery of the RhB by the Landquart-Chur-Thusis S-Bahn line.
RhB historic photos
Historic photographs from kind donators for illustrating the articles on the Rhätische Bahn.
Memories of the MDmot trainsets
My friends sent me their last photos of the legendary branch line class.
Phototrain with the ACSEV railcar
We visited the rarely seen section of the old Gödöllői HÉV route with the M297 railcar.
Winter in the Mures valley
We went after six-axis ASEA-license locomotives in the snow-covered Mures valley and the pass towards the Csík contry.
Bakony and Balaton
M41 and M47 locomotives appear with freight and passenger trains around the biggest lake and the best mountain range in Hungary in the winter sun.
Végh József: Traisentalbahn
The ÖBB locomotive driver took his photos of the now shortened railway during his training.
We organized a photo charter for the MDmot trainsets a few weeks before their disappearence from the Hungarian branch lines.
Taken away by the Krampus
The last few kilometres of the Traisentalbahn and the first few kilometres of the Krumpe shut down in December, 2010.
Taurus, Talent, 1044 and German trains, advertising livery locomotives from one of the most spectaclar routes of Tirol, in snow and in the sun by József Végh.
The weed killer train hauled by the distinguished M47 2023 and 2032 is presented in a dramatic photo report in their fight with the various weeds wrecking havoc on the trackbed around Balassagyarmat.
A selection from the railway to Wien
A classic Hungarian photosite is the cutting near Szár. Though I dont think I can say anything new of the place, hopefully youll enjoy the subjects and the photos!
The train after the last one
One day after the closure of the Szilvásvárad-Putnok line we used the railcar that returned to its depot at Miskolc to take some post-last-minute photos of one of the most wonderful lines in Hungary.
The First Autumn Photos this Year - Trip to the North
I went to the Királyrét Forest Railway to take a few shots of their newest acquisition: the newly built railcar Toby, and then went on to Slovakia to photograph some diesels in the mountains.
Ill-fated trip to the Westbahn
Many plastic trains and very few good photos from a trip on which we were less than prepared with photosites.
I visited Délegyháza
...and I saw a great-looking lake, many trees dressed in autumn colours and a lot of V43s!
Végh József travels Scotland
Some First ScotRail trains, the Deeside Railway near Balmoral Castle, the Royal Scotman charter and a few other train and landscape photos from Scotland.
Many Photos from the Great Plain
Steamer and railcar historic trains, everyday passanger and freight traffic from the Lajosmizse and Lakitelek branches.
My first journey on the Pyhrnbahn
One of the less-known railways through the Alps is the Linz-Selzthal railway.
150 Years Wörgl Hauptbahnhof
For the anniversary, many Austrian and German locomotives and trainsets gathered together.
M41 Rattlers at the Main Line of the Southern Alföld
To back up too small and not very numerous 6341 railcars trains hauled by M41 locomotives appered again at the Szeged-Békéscsaba railway.
The voyage of the Transcarpathia-express in 2010.
Transcarpathia in Ukraine has a normal gauge railway built so the winners of WW1 can run trains bypassing Hungary. Now we use this railway to link Hungarian nationals together with a wonderful rail tour.
József Végh: The ÖBB class 2068 diesel shunter locomotives
Another brief article from the locomotive driver from Wörgl about a seldom seen Austrian class.
107: The Last Day on the Sáránd-Létavértes Branch Line
I was in two minds if I was to go on a mourning of many railways. And which one, anyway? I chose the one I though to have the most to survive.
Get on Beograd-express, travel to the Serbian capital and have a look at its railway network! A one-day adventure will show you the first few metres of the Bolgrade-Bar railway and the Sava river.
Main lines in the snow
Standard rolling stock, like V43s, V63s and FLIRTs are supported by the Haydn-Taurus, railjet trains and a black MRCE-Dispolok beauty.
A few photos of the Semmering railway
My second album with photos of the world-famous mountain railway adds pictures taken at Eichberg, Schlöglmühl and at Spital am Semmering to the gallery. More to come!
A photo charter with an M44 around the Mátra
The same place we visited with the trains.hu with a M40, but now during the best time of fall, with beautiful autumn colours supporting the green historically painted locomotive.
Snow and Hűvösvölgy
A short album with interesting photos and new videos of the Children s Railway (Gyermekvasút)!
Oh those eighties
Lines 80, 81 and 85 appear with their colourful rolling stock and the best motives of wintertime.
Winter gravel carriers
Eurocom freight trains on scenic routes from Veszprém to Paks on some now closed-down railways and the wonderful Bakony.
Secondary lines of the South
A journey on lines with a long past, but an unfortunately short future from Újszeged over Mezőhegyes, Battonya, Kisszénás, Kondoros and Szarvas.
The second part of our one-week trip to the Mediterranean with the beautiful desert mountain tour from Elbasan to Pogradec and many other pictures interesting to those who love the railways of the Balkan.
Belgrade - Bar - Vlore
Serbia and Montenegro show their most beautiful places and a nice railway that incorporates the world s highest railway bridge. Also includes the first few photos from Albania with the Shkozet depot and the Durres-Vlore railway.
A hundred years Jászapáti-Vámosgyörk
220,194, a very old steam locomotive took its train of two-axle coaches on a spectacular autumn celebratory ride to a trip on the lowlands.
Detoured InterCity trains
An old secondary line gains fame as M62 locomotives help the IC-s over a detour during a track reconstruction on the Budapest-Pécs railway.
A photo charter and a long trip
One day I was organizing a photo charter with the V42,527 historic locomotive, the other I found myself in Sarajevo, travelling to the famous Konjic viaducts in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Two photo charters to Lovasberény, once with an M62 and once with a nice little M43.
Secondary lines of Northern Romania
Follow the Malaxa railcar to Moldovita or the Ferkeltaxi from Bixad to Satu Mare! Also mind the photos of the Viseu de Sus narrow gauge railway after the devastating flood of 2008.
Light to the darkness
A shunting locomotive serves Pilisvörösvár station every Tuesday night. To capture its movements we took our high performance lamps and illuminated the station like a Hollywood studio. It s spectacular!
Passing Serbia and Montenegro to get to Albania is jeoparadized by policemen, mad drivers and spectacular opportunities of photography.
60 years Children s Railway
Contemporary and archive photographs from the last 15 years of the Gyermekvasút.
Ukraine 3: Kolomiya and Chernivtsi
2M62U locomotives mark our trail to as far as the Dniester river and the rail bridge over it at Zalischiki
Україна-2: The Tatar-pass
The second batch shows D1 multiple units manufactured by Ganz-MÁVAG on the scenic railway beside the Tisa and Prut rivers.
Україна-1: The Uzsoki-pass, Berehove a
The first batch of images taken on our trip to Ukraine and Romania.
The slowest fast train
As a surprise, an M40 locomotive recieved a fast train between Nagykanizsa and Zalaszentmihály-Pacsa. See what happens!
Preparing a photo charter at Lake Balaton
Many-many photos of M41-hauled trains on the Székesfehérvár-Tapolca and Ukk-Balatonszentgyörgy railways.
The new V43 3xxx locomotives make their debut on benbe.hu! The landscape-lovers will enjoy my photos from Városlőd in the Bakony mountains.
Colours, flowers, a scenic landscape and THE TRAIN in one album! The Aszód-Balassagyarmat railway.
English: 113, 114, 115: Secondary lines around Mátészalka
MDmot trains and M41 locomotives make a two-hour regular timetable run as one of the bests in Hungary.
Photos from the Veszprém - Győ railway
Three viaducts and four tunnels make this line one of the most spectaculars in Hungary.
English: 87: A few photos of the Eger-Szilvásvárad-Putnok railway
A preparation for multiple photo charters at the most spectacular railway of the country.
English: 45: A few photos of the Sárbogárd-Székesfehérvár railway
Both the line and its MDmot railcars have by now disappeared.
The Children s Railway and the Red Bull Air Race highlight this gallery, but also ordinary photos of V43 and V63 locomotives make it worth a click.
Farewell, UV trams, farewell, Szabadság-híd!
A gallery of artistically produced report photography of the last metres of these 50-years-old Ganz streetcars on the streets of Budapest.
Red poppies and Taurus locomotives go well together, but the secondary lines with M47 locomotives, Bzmot and Desiro railcars are more interesting to me.
Trams and busses of Helsinki
An insight in the complex public transport system of the Finnsih capital.
The MÁVAG class 242 appears refurbished and faster than ever in his elegant green colour scheme.
A few M40 locomotives appeared inside Budapest. I also took a few photos at the construction site of the Kőröshegy viaduct on motorway M7.
A historic train in the Cserhát mountains
A Nosztalgia kft. photo special with BCmot railcars in my favourite Nógrád.
Art, portraits and baguatells appear with some Combino trams and excellent train photos.
A photo special on the Lillafüred forest railway
Every locomotive of LÁEV pulled specials, the steamer, the C50s, the Mk48s and even the new, tiny B26 appeared!
The Börzsöny mountain wakes
Many Bzmots in the snow and under the warm sunlight between Szokolya and Berkenye.
BDVmot trainsets have been directed to Monor, a sight I had to record. Also the Combino trams arrived to the city and I met a boiling steam locomotive during my travels.
Line 13, part two
On the Oroszlány branch the new Talent EMUs were finally added to service. These modern trains witness the last few moves of Bzmots on the Környe-Pápa line.
Line 13 was due to close too. A pity I didn t have much time to take photos, I only managed to travel on this gorgeous line while learning physics.
A German double-decker train visited Hungary, but also a NoHAB locomotive decided to move a bit around.
It was a low month regarding photography with only a few photos taken at an exhibition of a Talent railcar and around Kunszentmiklós station.
Shunting goods train at Tolmács, line 76
This railway is due to close soon so I decided to scout around Tolmács, where the local freight usually visits a siding. This day the freight brought so many cars to Romhány it didn t even fit in my field of view.
English: Red and green
Photos from the Wiener Neustadt - Puchberg am Schneeberg branch and the Semmering with many old locomotives. A real historic insight!
Industrial railways around Ajka
A photo charter on the remnants of the extensive rail network servng the mines and factories.
A Desiro on a 700 km train? What an idea! Follow me to Szeged on the special holiday InterCity and see some regional traffic on the snowy lowlands.
Take a ride on various Bzmot railcars to the heart of Nógrád, a place of magic journeys. Follow my first visit to this lovely countrydie and my unexpected meeting with a Slovakian freight train.
Romhány, for the last time
In March, 2007. the socialist government shut down many small and - to them - unimportant branch lines. One of them was the branch to the now built-down industrial centre of Romhány.
A winter walk at Kispest
See what the M41-hauled passanger trains look like in this old industrial district and also meet a strong Russian!
Photo charter to Romhány
We took the historically painted M32 2040 from Balassagyarmat and started the first-ever trains.hu special train on the gorgeous little branch line from Diósjenő to Romhány.