Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jemelle railway station #2

... platform access ...
... 150th anniversary of the Jemelle railway station
 and the 175th year of Belgian National Railways .... 
... static display of railway engines ...
 ... 7845 diesel shunter
builder: MaK (Siemens/Vossloh) /build date: 1999-2005 ...

the SNCB Class 77 ... (EN)
... is a class of 4 axle B'B' diesel hydraulic shunting
and freight locomotives manufactured at the beginning
 of the 2000s by Siemens Schienenfahrzeugtechnik
 and later by Vossloh at the Maschinenbau Kiel plant
in Kiel, Germany for the National Railway Company
 of Belgium (SNCB/NMBS) ...
 ... inside the 2003 - SNCB/NMBS Class 20 ...
builder : BN/ACEC - build date : 1975–1977
... were the most powerful NMBS/SNCB electric locomotives.
They commonly work on the Brussels - Luxembourg services ...
 ... steamloc 2-8-0 SNCB 29.013  (1945) ... 

... equipment for modernisation work on
the rail infrastructure on display...

... Putting into practice a huge global modernisation
programme for lines‭ ‬161‭ ‬and‭ ‬162‭ ‬between the
 Louvain-la-Neuve bifurcation,‭ ‬the southernmost limit
of the RER works,‭ ‬and the border point at Sterpenich‭
‭(‬representing a‭ ‬175km-long section‭)‬,‭ ‬the aim of this  
work is to raise speed to‭ ‬160km/h over the majority
 of the route.‭ ‬The reference speed on this axis‭ (‬130km/h‭)
is currently relatively low and the line also has a number
 of sections which are subject to speed restrictions ...

... By‭ ‬2013,‭ ‬when all the planned modernisation work
will have been completed, the average journey time
between‭ ‬Brussels and‭ ‬Luxembourg will have dropped
 to‭ ‬2‭ ‬hours‭ ‬10‭ ‬minutes,‭ ‬compared with the current
‭ ‬2‭ ‬hours‭ ‬30‭ ‬minutes for direct trains.‭
This will facilitate journeys for occasional passengers
and commuters between the south of‭ ‬Wallonia and‭
Luxembourg,‭ ‬Namur or‭ ‬Brussels,‭ ‬while the‭ ‬Ardennes
region will benefit from improved accessibility by rail ...
source: infrabel