Trevor, I had the advantage of a car which enabled me to find some out of the way spots but it also meant I neglected station areas where the best chances of a decent exhaust were probably available.
While perusing some 1974 editions of WS I came across this advert for the TEFS tour:-
RHEINE 15-19 AUGUST 1974: Long weekend by rail and sea to Rheine at the peak of the Summer services, giving one weekday (Friday), a Saturday with all the extras and the full Summer service, and a Sunday when almost anything can happen. Departure London Liverpool Street 2000 Thursday 15 August by rail to Harwich, overnight by boat to Hook of Holland, rail to Rheine, 2 nights B&B, returning the same route to reach Liverpool Street 0915 Monday 19 August. Fare abot £30 to £33 depending upon numbers and rate of exchange at the date of travel, for return journey and 2 nights B&B, 4-berth 2nd class cabins and 2- and single-berth 1st class cabins at various supplements between £2.20 and £8 return available. Travel Insurance £1 extra, deposit £11 (incl Insuance).
Finally, here are two shots taken at Bw Rheine on the early afternoon of Saturday 7/9/74.
042 308 and 042 168, two of Rheine's impressive re-boilered, oil-fired 2-8-2s, originally class 41.
Emden's 044 534 which had worked in mid-morning double-heading with 042 241 on a 4,000 tonne iron-ore train, and Rheine's own oil-fired 043 737 which I didn't see working on this trip. The tender in the centre belongs to another of the Emden coal-fired locos, 044 481.
PS It's years since I've since that Hans Steeneken book and I can't recall now why I didn't buy it at the time (possibly a lack of cash?!) - it's one that if I come across a decent s/h copy I will certainly snap it up.
Edited by Bill Jamieson, 15 February 2017 - 08:20 .