On 12 April 2010 a train derailed between Latsch and Kastelbell, near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people. The front carriage was reported to have been left hanging over the Adige River, prevented from falling into the river only by two trees. The landslide which derailed the train is believed to have been caused by a burst irrigation pipe.
The Vinschgau railway line between Merano and Mals in German speaking Vinschgau valley was originally opened in 1906 and reopened in 2005 after over ten years of closure and full modernisation. It marked revival of efficient rail transport on this remote valley. The line uses state of the art 2-car diesel units built by Stadler in Switzerland. In the picture one of those class ATR 100 trains on the terminus station of Mals (in Italian language Malles Venosta).
(Title Victim of Circumstance, a Joan Jett & the Blackhearts song from the album I Love Rock 'n' Roll, 1981.)
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chandrapranil (979) 2010-04-13 2:02
This is a nice shot. I like your composition. The station has an olden day feel to it while the train is modern.
Your note and tribute is really touching as well - thank you for the info.
npecanhuk (53829) 2010-04-13 3:04
I've heard of this accident! Too bad!
Your picture shows how beautiful the place, those stations and those trains are!
Excellent sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors and composition!
TFS - congratulations!
Our prayers to the victims and injured ones!
gunbud (34052) 2010-04-13 3:41
The colorful passenger train is seen in sharp detail and lively colors.
The lighting is superb while the rails create a great sense of depth.
Your note about the tragedy was most informative.
asajernigan (19669) 2010-04-13 4:10
This is a good shot of this colorful train. The angle of the shot is fine giving the photo a sense of depth and direction. The lighting and colors are fine and the photo has excellent sharpness.
macondo (17949) 2010-04-13 4:49
Another very striking train shot, and an interesting note - that wasn't reported in the news here, but I suppose that's because no one died. I like the composition, which is at a pleasing angle and allows us to see the fields and houses on the slopes in the distance. With a great sky, a colourful train and interesting railway station building, you have a good collection of elements. Strong perspective, good depth.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-04-13 12:35
A fitting image to this tragedy, here on your picture I recognize the Thurbo swiss trains I take daily, which was not possible in the TV images...
Have a nice day JY
saxo042 (31790) 2010-04-13 14:53
A very interesting picture, with the note and the facts about the recent accident here. It must have felt quite strange to have this picture in your archive on this occasion. But still, a very nice photo of this colourful train and the beautiful landscape behind. We have never travelled by train here, only with car from Dorf Tirol to Austria once...
Nicou (97509) 2010-04-14 2:13
Une deuxième superbe iamge de transport, quel captagte de ce train, il es coloré et super moderne, très bel hommange aussi à cette catastrophe, c'est vraiment terrible ce qui s'est pasé, que ton iamge apaise les douleurs des familles.
bravo et amitié
claudeD (24147) 2010-04-14 9:38
I have published sometimes ago a similar shot of that line but its showing the station of Naturns with the same series of engines.TFS.Excellent note.
With regards from Luxembouirg
paura (47166) 2010-04-15 15:36
Sharpness very nice so show us the colorfull train. I heard about the accident. Nice note.
vasilpro (40170) 2010-04-15 23:08
Wonderful composition, very good POV, beautiful train with a colorful roof, very nice atmosphere and lovely bright colors.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
delpeoples (44888) 2010-04-16 0:01
Dear Kari, I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy, my prayers are with you. We heard nothing on the news here - typical! The title is well chosen and your Note is poignant. The perspective here is excellent and the bright colours really make the tragedy even more unbelievable. TFS and I wish you a good weekend, Lisa
ls7902 (7300) 2010-04-18 0:33
Very nice clean & clear image. I like how the train is framed between the station and "gleis" with a bit of the background landscape & beautiful sky. Regrards. Latiff.
korbee (6295) 2010-05-10 11:14
Love this picture of the SAD-line Kari,perfect trains in a perfect surrounding,fortunately my good friend in SudTirol,have worked for yers to complete the line in the Pustertal,between Brenner and Innicchen,so Ive seen and heard a lot about it!
serp2000 (29128) 2012-05-14 9:35
Good title for that situation and an interesting note.
So sad, that this lovely quiet daily life scene could illustrated a tragedy. Good report from Trentino Alto Adige. I like the songs of Joan Jett, no doubt.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (21495)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-29
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Summer holiday, 2009
- Theme(s): Photos with Titles of Songs 09 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-13 1:57