Far-West Germany - pointduvue
Eschweiler is located on the line between Aachen and Köln. This means most of the Belgium-bound freight traffic passes through there in addition to the highspeed Thalys and ICE trains and a good deal of commuter traffic as well. In summary, it's busy. The area south-east of the main station (Hbf) overlooks a reverse curve offering good sight lines both directions for most of the day. Shadows can be a problem during winter, though - this shot was taken in February.

Here we see R4C 185 517 lead an eastbound train of tank cars it picked up in Aachen. R4C usually utilizes their class 66 diesels only west of Aachen and prefers electric traction east of there, though there are always exceptions of course.

Eschweiler is located on the line between Aachen and Köln. This means most of the Belgium-bound freight traffic passes through there in addition to the highspeed Thalys and ICE trains and a good deal of commuter traffic as well. In summary, it's busy. The area south-east of the main station (Hbf) overlooks a reverse curve offering good sight lines both directions for most of the day. Shadows can be a problem during winter, though - this shot was taken in February.

Here we see R4C 185 517 lead an eastbound train of tank cars it picked up in Aachen. R4C usually utilizes their class 66 diesels only west of Aachen and prefers electric traction east of there, though there are always exceptions of course.

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