The New Ground
13th November 2004

Gent Sint Pieters :


Ready to roll - with 2551 in charge as far as Antwerpen Noord TW.

Temse :


A photo-stop on the line between Sint Niklaas and Puurs.

near Ruisbroek :


Cloudy but sunny!

Photo: Eddy Goens

Antwerpen Noord TW :


Over to diesel traction courtesy of TUC Rail 5318 (and 5302 on rear out of sight). These locos ran top-and-tail as far as Schaerbeek in the evening.

approaching Herentals :


Crossing Albertkanaal, on the run in to Herentals.

Photo: Pascal Martens

Herentals :


5302 on the rear of the train, though the lights were swapped from tails to headlights for the photos.

Herentals :


Another shot of 5302.

Photo: Paul Bigland

leaving Herentals :


On the way along line 29 to Turnhout.

Photo: Eddy Goens

Turnhout :


After a brief pause at the station the train went right to the end of the carriage roads beyond the station.

Turnhout :


...for the usual scrabble getting that "unique" photo.

Photo: Paul Bigland

Y Wolfstee :


Heading for KP19.500 before doubling back and heading down lien 207 (the track to the right).

Photo: Eddy Goens

KP19.500 :


A photo-stop not shared by the tour participants - the undergrowth prevented us getting easily off the train!

Photo: Pascal Martens

KP19.500 :


Photo: Pascal Martens

Line 207 :


A photo-stop half way along line 207 to Zittaart.

along line 207 :


Heading for Zittaart, in the rain.

Photo: Eddy Goens

Zittaart :


A high vantage-point for the more athletic participants!

Photo: Paul Bigland

Zittaart :


5302 is seen during the same photo-stop.

Eindhout :


Photo: Pascal Martens

Herentals :

Lunch break!


Photo: Paul Bigland

Olen :


Photo: Pascal Martens

??? :

Heading into the evening sunset.


Photo: Paul Bigland

Lommel (Maatheide) :


Another buffers-stop kissing exercise, in the rapidly fading November daylight.

Gent Sint Pieters :


Our last loco of the tour, TVM 5501, is seen at the conclusion of the day.

For more of Paul Biglands photos of this trip a visit to his Fotopic Website is well recommended.


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