Interlude at the SBB Station in Lausanne.

The trains arrive and depart in waves.

Despite an aggressive schedule of passenger trains, SBB still has capacity to roll freights through.

I made these photos digitally using my FujiFilm X-T1.

The station consists of a classic stone faced building, arched through shed over the platforms, and all the expected amenities.

Look at this impressive list of departures! Not bad for 45 minutes. More trains than many American cities get all week.
SBB Stadler railcars are common on many local trains.
Under the train shed at Lausanne. RAW file adjusted for contrast and exposure.
Freights are largely electrically hauled.

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2 comments on “Interlude at the SBB Station in Lausanne.

  1. Michael Walsh on said:

    What a nice concept – a 1:1 model railroad. SBB does oftenlook like that, and some of the narrow gauge lines even more so.

  2. Tom Warger on said:

    I remember train watching from the platform at Cully (between Lausanne and Vevey). I’d see a locomotive coming along at high speed, and sometimes it was a passenger train and sometimes freight, but all of them really moving.

    This was 1979, before welded rail was real common here. So the sound of a training whooshing rather than clickety-clacking was novel, too.

    And, just as you said, you don’t have to wait more than 5 minutes to see a train.

    I think of the SBB as being someone’s (a real smart person) 1:1 model railroad.