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#51 EddieB

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 20:36

Eddie, especially for you I have that one:

 

Thank you Vecchio, as you might guess I have visited that preserved engine a couple of times!

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During that visit (2000) there was a collection of other transport items at Payerbach.  They included the electric overhead loco, a cable car and this Post Bus.

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An escapee from the "Lines In The Landscape" topic of Special Interests/Photgraphy?

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...which was 1044 016-2 crossing the Semmering on a freight.

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Meanwhile, a passenger train headed by 1142 688-9 about to set off in the opposite over the pass.

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At Semmering itself there is a railcar 5144.01 preserved...

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...next to a memorial to Carl Ritter von Ghega, the engineer responsible for the design of the Semmering Railway.

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The Semmering was a remarkable feat of engineering, generally regarded as the World's first mountain railway and gave rise to the earliest forms of locomotive articulation.

 

[Sorry to have hijacked your thread!]


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#52 Vecchio

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 11:34

Eddie,

as long as your pictures of a better quality than mine I have no problem with that....

 

Speaking about old post busses - found one as well

 

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This one was even in working conditions! And his younger (todays) brother is partially visible in the back of the picture. I think this photo was taken also in Payerbach if I look at the mountains. Small correction - looks rather like Gloggnitz.

 

Merry Christmas to all readers who look into this thread!


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#53 Vecchio

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 13:30

And a few more. My father went on a steam train from Vienna to Krieglach. This was a special event train to remember the Styrian writer Peter Rossegger (who lived at the time the Semmering pass route has been built - and in some of his work this is also mentioned) Again I have the question when the pictures have been taken - I suppose it was 2003.

 

The train was hauled by a typical Sudbahn locomotive, 629.01, built in 1913. This locomotive changed number and company several times but has been brought back to its original look and is owned by the technical museum in Vienna but located at the railway museum in Strasshof.

 

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Photo - and probably also water stop at Wr. Neustadt

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To be sure the train can make it in time over the Semmering pass the 629.01 had a helper - also a historic locomotive, 1670.25 is pushing the train.

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The passroute is covered partially in fog

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A stop at Breitenstein, more than half of the climbing is done.

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The engine shows itself in good condition.

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Now the 2 main viaducts are in front of us - and the fog has been left behind. First the Adlitzgraben viaduct

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and a short distance later - the most known Viaduct (as it was the picture on the old 20 Shilling note) the so called Kalte Rinne

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And another stop - this time at the Semmering station.

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And on the other side - Muerzzuschlag.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 13:43

A simple "like" is insufficient, those are fascinating photos! Thank you so much for sharing them.

Is the loco what was later known as an OBB class 92 by any chance?

I really don't know much about Austrian steam, save some of the deigns were somewhat 'unusual'!

Cheers,

John.


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#55 Vecchio

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 15:55

Hi John,

 

This loco was renumbered into class 77 when BBOe was created (later OeBB).629.01 was the numbering at the time of the kkStB (Kaiserlich Koenigliche Staats Bahn - or translated Imperial Royal Austrian State Railways at the time of the Austrian monarchy)

There was a model from Klein Modellbahn some years ago, but unfortunately this was one of the Mazak patients (which probably killed the business of KMB - they had several frames with this problem...) For some reason I am lucky - I have one - and touch wood - so far it is fine...

 

See below OeBB 77.40 on my fragments of Donnersbachkogel. Just made the photo now. Unbelievable how dusty the locomotives get - even sitting in their original packaging... and - sorry for the purists - I missed the track with the second wheel of the front boogie and the decoder doesn't stick to the top of the cabin any more...

 

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#56 EddieB

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 20:32

Might be worth mentioning this website, which lists status of Austrian steam locos: https://www.dampflok.at/

 

A nice restoration job on that locomotive - it was still in its ÖBB identity of 77.66 when found inside the Heizhaus, Strasshof in 2000.

 

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#57 Vecchio

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 22:11

Even the next pictures have been taken when I lived in Italy we are again in Austria. I went with my children to Muerzzuschlag and we had a look at the train museum. Probably I had a tough task as I didn't make many pictures...

 

A couple of 1042 and a 1044 are waiting to go back to the other side of the pass.

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The 1042 is the dominating locomotive in this station.

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What interests me more is an old 1040 which is on display.

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These pictures are useful for detailing my own model.

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There is one or two more

Some StLB stock

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And an old traverser

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 14:31

Today from Paris, Gare di nord

 

There are still loco hauled trains around. I prefer them against the EMU types...

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#59 Vecchio

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 22:36

Time for some more photos.

Visit to the Heizhaus Strasshof -  railway museum east of Vienna.

 

First a locomotive of the Stadtbahn - a Vienna city connection, today the tracks are used for the underground lines U6 and U4 (these lines are not or only partially under ground)

These machines were specially developed for the use on this line - with frequent stops and steep gradients.

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Now something special - A cog wheel loco , used at the Erzberg in Styria (iron ore mines, partially still operational today). There were 2 major consumers of the iron ore - the Voest steel works in Linz, connected via the line through the Enns-valley and the steel works in Styria, much closer but separated by a pass - the Praebichl. The Präbichl pass is 1226m high - and this locomotive class was designed to pull the heavy iron ore trains over the pass.

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There was even the possibility for a cab ride, which I couldn't resist, but the cab was rather crowded and I had too look after my children, so no pictures from the cab. As I can see my children (and myself) on this picture I can guess the year - must have been in 2003

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Inside the shed I found a 1045 - built 1927-1929

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and a crocodile - 1189

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The saddle tank engine on the next picture looks pretty English to me. must have been imported... :smile_mini2:

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 23:43

The saddle tank engine on the next picture looks pretty English to me. must have been imported... :smile_mini2:

 

No, not an English import.  2-4-0ST "LICAON" was built by in Vienna - at the Maschinen Fabrik der Wien Gloggnitz Eisenbahn (171/1851) - and was new for the Kaiser Ferdinands Nordbahn (KFNB).

 

However the Maschinen Fabrik der Wien Gloggnitz Eisenbahn is better known as "Haswell's", after its founder - John Haswell - who was a Scotsman.  As with John Cockerill in Seraing, Belgium, Haswell pioneered the building of steam locomotives in Austria.  Obviously both engineers incorporated many British features into their locomotive design and development.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 20:34

Actually this is not from overseas - but almost abroad....

The station is somehow unique as it is practically in a marina. Ardrossan harbour. pictures taken on 30.01.2017

 

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and a very last one today at lunchtime already on my way back home (not really - had to stop at the butchers for some haggis...)

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:34

For a change something from Switzerland - on the way back from a business trip I had to wait for my train connection yesterday so I took a few pictures at Neuchatel. Different generations of EMUs making up the main part of the traffic. Some older ones - ABt NPZ

 

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Now a new one - RABe 527 005

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A BLS Re 465 is pushing a local train out of the station in direction Yverdon les Bains

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While another BLS Re 465 001 arrives with a local train which goes into direction Biel

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Sitting in the ICN in direction to Geneve airport I took a few more

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This depot would be worth looking at - there are many old shunters around. Unfortunately my phone and the light in the late afternoon are not ideal for pictures so the quality is somehow questionable. I always forget to put my small Sony camera into the bag when I am travelling...

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 18:13

A few more prototype pictures from Austria. Taken on the 23rd of October 2017. 

 

A Railjet in Ski -Austria design - didn't see that as a model yet.

 

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It is powered by the usual Taurus. 

 

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Two 1144 and a 1142 (11 = all are able for push pull operations) are on the way back down to Pyerbach or Gloggnitz where they will help another heavy train over the pass. 

 

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Also the maintenance team is busy. X552 on the way down the pass.

 

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A block train of empty car trucks on its way to the Skoda works.

 

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And he meets another block train, this time it is a GATX oil train. Both are hauled by 1116 "Taurus" which is currently the backbone of the goods traffic in Austria.

 

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And more locomotives going down the pass, this time 3 1144. All these pictures have been taken during 2 hours - while I was brushing the leaves in my mums garden. And I think I missed several, especially trains going up the pass I can her only a short time before they pass.

 

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