2 From the same spot, towards the other HQ buildings, barely 300 meters away.
3 On the other side of our office building, view towards the north west exit of the station area
4 a closer look
6 On platform no 8
7 ICm forzen solid. Minus 5 C.
9 VIRM leaving for Rotterdam, one of last, an hour later the traffic around Utrecht collapsed due to frozen points
12 ICm for Amersfoort whirls it snow burden of its roof
18 One of the problems of the ICM Class: the snow accumulates behind the coupling. When the burden gets too heavy the ice mass suddenly breaks away often rupturing the air brake hoses. Not rarely the mass of ice on the loose causes serious other damage as well because it usally weighs well over 2 tons before breaking away.
19 SLT at Geldermalsen. By the time I got here all traffic around Utrecht ceased. I could not get in my train to Sliedrecht because that service would not run the stretch Beesd-Geldermalsen because this section belongs to the Utrecht control area. So when some traffic picked up again my only option was to travel to 's Hertogenbosch and via Breda to Dordrecht and form tehre to Sliedrecht. I left my office at Utrecht at 14:15 and passed my doorstep at 18:30, 04:15 min travelling time for just over 60 km. One comfort: raod had ceased to exist altogether.