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On my way south for a short holiday in October 2012, I had to change trains at the Liège-Guillemins station (Belgium) while waiting for my next train I took the opportunity to take some photos. The Liège-Guillemins station got a complete transformation after a design by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. This has been completed in 2009.

The first photo shows a veteran train-set of the NMBS (Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen, Belgian State Railways) waiting for departure as all stop local to Maastricht (the Netherland) while flaked by to Thalys train-sets, so old meets new in two ways.

The second: A few minutes later the both Thayls train stes have left.

And finaly at platform level another veteran train-set of the NMBS with the latest paint scheme apllied.




That is impressive. Bright and well lit unlike many of the stations here in the states. Thanks. TZ
Two more photos which I took on earlier occasions both taken at platform level.

The first shows a NMBS class 77 diesel ready to assits a heavy passenger train op the incline at the west side (towards Brussel) of the station.

The seccond is a Thalys trainset.


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