Trainspotting in Portugal

On this page I shall present some of the trains as seen on the articles 001 to 027 on http://www.pixelstravel.com and I will put each train type or location. If you wish to see more, please visit their respective articles to catch a glimpse at different pictures and their stories. One thing to know is that I really love trains and I am lucky to have a wife that understands that and lets me visit train stations wherever we go. (meaning sometimes we start with that so that I won`t miss )

My best trips on rails were actually done in Portugal so is no coincidence that I start this Trainspotting series with this most western European Country: Portugal.

First we went with my favorite locomotive the Siemens EuroSprinter E64P locomotive, also known as 3500 series. I own actually a book on the EuroSprinter series, and I have scale models representing this version, the second and Taurus. I hope in the following years to purchase also a Vectron scale model, but for now I wait for the prices to drop more.

I love that locomotive that I actually made it in 3D in Blender software from some drawings, from the pictures that I took and from the scale model (that I realized while working, that is not accurate, yet the price was really high).

You can see bellow some renders and even the model in 3D.

Link to the 3D model: https://skfb.ly/6TN7W

Also the most unique trip I made so far was with a rather fast moving steam locomotive, on the Douro valley, from Regua to Tua.

This is the same model (as the real one) CP 0186 locomotive, a 2-8-4 type locomotive from German house Henschel & Sohn from the 1924. This model I made in Blender and since I was at it, I made also the coaches. For this model I did not wanted to be exact or very close to the real thing because steam locomotives have a ton of details and they can make you loose a ton of time to put them in. And in the end I wanted to make something low-poly so here is the final result:

Here is that train to view in 3D: https://skfb.ly/6VOyB

From North of Portugal, from the city of Valenca to the capital city Lisbon, these are the (real) trains that I was lucky enough to ride and/or to photograph.

Takargo Rail Euro 4000 Stadler Rail as seen by myself in Tui Spain (6005). Photo made in April 2018. Locomotive in existence since 2009.
Takargo Rail Euro 4000 Stadler Rail as seen by myself in Valenca Portugal (6007). Photo made in April 2018. Locomotive in existence since 2009.
Class 592.2 Diesel Multiple Unit stationed at Valenca Portugal. To the left we see the wood wagons carried by the Euro 4000 locomotive (seen above). Number 246M. Photo done April 2018.
The other end of the Class 592.2 DMU with the number 245M as seen in Valenca in Portugal. Photo done April 2018.
Alfa Pendular series 4000 that was introduced in 1999 and made by Fiat Ferroviaria (part of Alstom since 2000). This unit has the number 4003. The photo was done on AUG 2017. Photo made at Braga.
CP 3400 EMU (Electrical Multiple Unit) to the left and the Alfa Pendular to the right. The CP 3400 entered in service in 2002 and they are built by a consortium between Siemens and Bombardier. The photo is made in Braga in AUG 2017.
E1 is a Meter gauge locomotive as seen JUL 2017 in Regua Portugal. The locomotive was supplied by Hennschel in 1922 (as said here).
Class 3400 in Ermesinde Portugal. Photo done in JUL 2017.
CP 0186 locomotive is a 2-8-4 type locomotive from German house Henschel & Sohn and arrived in 1924 in Portugal. My trip was made in JUL 2017 in Regua. Attention, on the same Historic Train voyage from Regua to Tua there is also a diesel train running on the line. So be sure to ask before buying the tickets.
CP 0186 locomotive is a 2-8-4 type locomotive from German house Henschel & Sohn and arrived in 1924 in Portugal. Made in Regua in JUL 2017.
CP 0186 locomotive is a 2-8-4 type locomotive from German house Henschel & Sohn and arrived in 1924 in Portugal. Made in Regua in JUL 2017.
Wooden coach car hooked to the CP 0186 locomotive. Photo made in Regua in JUL 2017.
CP 0186 locomotive is a 2-8-4 type locomotive from German house Henschel & Sohn and arrived in 1924 in Portugal. Made in Regua in JUL 2017.
Photo made on route from Regua to Tua in JUL 2017 on-board the Historic Train Journey along the Douro River.
CP 1415 is a 1400 Series Diesel Locomotive as seen at Pinhao in JUL 2017. The locomotive was made in the year 1967-69 by English Electric and SOREFAME.
CP 1415 is a 1400 Series Diesel Locomotive as seen at Pinhao in JUL 2017. The locomotive was made in the year 1967-69 by English Electric and SOREFAME.
CP 0186 locomotive is a 2-8-4 type locomotive from German house Henschel & Sohn and arrived in 1924 in Portugal. Made in Tua in JUL 2017.
CP Wooden passenger coaches waiting for the locomotive.
In a barely standing shed, barely standing wooden coaches are stored at Tua. Photo made in JUL 2017.
CP 0186 locomotive is a 2-8-4 type locomotive from German house Henschel & Sohn and arrived in 1924 in Portugal. Made in Regua in JUL 2017.
Class 592.2 Diesel Multiple Unit stationed at Regua Portugal. Photo done in JUL 2017.
CP 0186 locomotive is a 2-8-4 type locomotive from German house Henschel & Sohn and arrived in 1924 in Portugal. Made in Regua in JUL 2017.
Vtu type Coaches in INOX, 2nd class CP. Photo made in Braga at JUL 2017.
Eurosprinter E64 P built in 1992 by Siemens. Photo taken in Braga in JUL 2017.
The new remodeled 2017 Alfa Pendular as seen in JUL 2017 at Porto Campahna Station. Sadly I could not take a better picture, as I was actually in another Alfa Pendular myself.
CP 3250 series made by SOREFAME in 1998. This picture was done in APR 2017 in Cais do Sodre station.
To the right we have the CP 3500 series made by ALSTOM and then by CAF from 1999 and 2000. And on the left we have the CP Class 2240 made by SOREFAME and ALSTOM modernized between 2003 and 2005.
Eurosprinter E64P CP 5600 series, in Santa Apolonia station in Lisbon. Photo taken in APR 2017.
Eurosprinter E64P CP in Santa Apolonia station in Lisbon. Photo taken in APR 2017.
Carriages from a Talgo 350 high speed train as seen in Santa Apolonia in Lisbon. Photo done in APR 2017. They are made by a consortium between Patentes Talgo and Bombardier Transportation.
The French Corail coaches (Vtu 78) as seen in Santa Apolonia on the APR 2017. These coaches were made in 1985, modernized in 2001/4 under Alsthom and Budd Co. licenses.
CP 3500 series made by ALSTOM and then by CAF from 1999 and 2000. This red livery is USGL (regional transportation around Lisbon area) is made post 2011. This photo was made in APR 2017 outside Santa Apolonia.
CP 2400 series as seen in Rossio Station in Lisbon in APR 2017. This EMU (Electrical Multiple Unit) is made by Sorefame in 1998 and they also go to Sintra.
CP 3500 series made by ALSTOM and then by CAF from 1999 and 2000. This blue livery is USGL (regional transportation around Lisbon area) is made before 2011. This photo was made in APR 2017 outside Santa Apolonia.
CP Tgds Cereal Wagons in a siding next to the Tagus river on road to Oriente Station. Photo done in APR 2017.
Oriente Station in APR 2017 at sunset. In the background we see CP 3250 series.
Sintra in APR 2017 and the CP 2400 series.

Hope you enjoyed this article and if you want to know more about the locations shot in this article, please visit the articles from 001 to 027, here on http://www.pixelstravel.com

Thank you,

MiDe.

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