On the way to the station, I captured a tram. See Trams of Prague for more!
|Prague tram 8513|
Once I reached the southwest end of the station I spotted someone hard at work cleaning the windows of a CityElefant train. These are electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains produced by Škoda for suburban use.
|CityElefant 471 069-5 in Praha|
See the "Me!" at bottom right of the map for where I stood for most of these photos.
This was my early view from Vinohradská street. You can see that the sun was up but not cresting the ridge east of the station.
|Prague station area|
|Tunnels under Vinohradská|
|Coming out of a tunnel under Vinohradská|
Here's an overview of the entire station, at 7:24 AM.
Note the original station at left (preserved), the enclosed glass train shed, and the three covered platforms at right. There are a lot of tracks here!
Here's a view looking back at Vinohradská and the National Museum (Národní muzeum), and a train going into the tunnels.
I used my telephoto lens to get a closer view of a few trains at the station. Note the complex web of towers and electrical wire to serve the trains.
Given the low light available, I had to use a slow shutter speed - around 1/25s. That's too slow to freeze a train, so I resorted to panning. Here's a few pans I took.
|I like how the train cars are so different|
|Wires, wires everywhere|
|Czech trains in Prague|
|CityElefant in Prague|
|Czech Railways 150 209-5 in Praha|
PS - for your amusement... when I was shooting trams in Prague, I was photobombed...
|Photobombed by a nun. Now I've seen everything.|