Trip to France and Spain - January & February 2020
2020 / Trip to France and Spain - January & February 2020
First overseas trip of 2020 was planned with the dual purpose of travelling on the PTG "Alco Holic 5" 4-day railtour starting from Madrid, and visiting my sister who lives near Huelva. As I need a fair few new sections of line in France I thought I would also travel overland both ways. That didn't quite go to plan.....
Pont du Gard
2020 / Trip to France and Spain - January & February 2020 / Pont du Gard
I've always wanted to visit the Pont du Gard, finally got an opportunity on this trip. It was built as part of the aqueduct works providing the water supply for the Roman colony of Nemausus (today's Nîmes), which was founded in the first century B.C. The aqueduct was built in 40 - 60 A.D. It crosses the Gardon River near the town of Vers-Pont-du-Gard in southern France and is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges. Total height in 49 m, present length 275 m. It is accessible from Nîmes by route 121 bus.
Austria & Hungary - April 2001
2001 / Austria & Hungary - April 2001
A small selection of photos from trip to Austria and Hungary in April 2001. Of particular interest on this date was the use in passenger service of Italian State Railways E492 004, which had been built for the island of Sardegna but never used there. Photos scanned from negatives.