Posts about train

  • Catania railway station in 2009

    Train to Messina

    Clearing out a hard drive, I came across a file with some notes made whilst travelling in Sicily in 2009.

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  • Goppenstein to Kandersteg

    Goppenstein to Kandersteg

    A time-lapse sequence of the journey between Goppenstein and Kandersteg through the Lötschberg tunnel.

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  • Technical case study: SBB RCS

    The latest project we’ve launched at !frappant is for SBB (Swiss Railways): a microsite for the Rail Control System team, which promotes their work controlling the flow of rail traffic throughout the national network.

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  • Race The Tube

    Race The Tube

    Visitors to London may expect that travelling by Tube is quicker than going on foot. It’s certainly quicker than travelling through London by taxi or by car. But is the train actually quicker than this athlete?

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  • At home on the road

    At home on the road

    I feel a new long-term photo project coming on…

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  • A place by the tracks

    The end of the main train line to Interlaken from Zurich, Basel and beyond, via Bern, takes travellers through the centre of the small city, where the train line passes within feet of buildings in the main shopping centre and past the otherwise quiet lanes and back roads along the river.

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  • A winter weekend

    In January of 2005 – five years ago this week – Jo visited me in Switzerland for the first time. These photos show our wonderful time together.

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  • Black and white Lightroom presets by MikeyG

    An example of an image processed using a simple preset available through the Lightroom Presets website.

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  • Don’t ride the rails drunk, kids

    I woke a sleeping drunk last night, when the train to Interlaken terminated in Spiez due to the onward line being blocked. He looked at me blurrily and asked whether he needed to catch the onward replacement bus service to get to Grenoble. (Which is in France.) In other words, he’d staggered onto the wrong […]

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  • Chalk Farm Tube Station, London

    One of my pictures in 1993 was of the unique tiling at Chalk Farm on the Northern Line, late one evening.

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  • Light in the darkness

    With the arrival of warmer weather and longer, sunnier evenings, I am able to begin using a technique which works in many places with dark, deep shadows and small patches of bright sunlight. Here are a few examples and a description of how to achieve this kind of shot. The shots in this article are […]

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  • Snow in Spiez

    Snow in Spiez

    At work, we needed to buy both a point-and-shoot video camera and a new stills camera, so, on my advice, we bought a new Nikon D90 which can fulfil both requirements.

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  • Last Day in Brienz

    Photos from my last day in Brienz after seven and a half years with Gossweiler Media AG are now online at Flickr.

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  • Long Days on the rails

    I received a letter from my new employer today, detailing the first weeks of my employment and lots of interesting sessions they have planned, from “getting to know you” time in the office in Bern to “an hour with the CEO” at the Zürich office. Starting on my first day, I have meetings and sessions […]

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  • General Abonnement

    By my reckoning, I have made the journey between Brienz and Spiez nearly three and a half thousand times in the past seven and a half years: a phenomenal number of trips backwards and forward for a person who used to long to abandon the car and travel in relaxing comfort on public transport. Back […]

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  • Headbanging

    A man, tired, carries his daughter onto the train as she rests her head on his shoulder and sucks her thumb. The train picks up speed and the man stands, resting from the waist on a suitably padded bench, with the girl half asleep and his back to the adjacent window. With each sideways rocking […]

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  • The “Regio”

  • Flickering Light, Zermatt

    Flickering Light, Zermatt

  • Far Too Early

    It feels as though you’ve only just closed your eyes, when the alarm clock buzzes its way into your consciousness. Through the darkness, the numerals flash at you irritably as if they, too, are annoyed at being called into service so early. The rest of the room is lit dimly and intermittently with the red […]

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