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2. A walk in the Black Forest


eastwestdivide

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A nice day for a walk, so I picked up the Panoramaweg (no translation needed) around Hornberg, a town chosen for (1) being in the Black Forest, (2) having a station and (3) having a viaduct.

After briefly unzipping the lower legs of my convertible walking trousers, the sun decided to come and go for the rest of the day, but still, there were some good views to be had.

 

Looking across to the castle, we have the typical regular services of an electric with 3-4 double-deck coaches working push-pull:

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And closer in, showing the square and church:

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Further on round, I was instructed to "drink beer and help a farmer":

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which seemed only reasonable, no need to upset the locals.

After lunch, it was back up the other side of the valley, with views of the one IC service a day each way, here formed with the driving trailer just behind the loco:

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and a regular service when the light had changed:

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I did glimpse a freight of possibly coal hoppers through the trees, so it wasn't all passenger services, but unfortunately no photo. One other rail-related photo for today - apparently just in use as a base to stack cut timber:

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After that, it was food all the way - on and around the panorama path to the cuckoo clock shop for a slice of cake in the Edelweiss cafe (yes, corny as anything, and of course I had Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, or, for the Hairy Bikers who can't pronounce it, Black Forest Gateau), then back to base for dinner. It was the asparagus season, so again, you'd be rude not to try and fit in with the local customs.

Tomorrow, more border crossings, in a vaguely southeasterly direction. Any guesses? Answers to follow some time soon.

After all that beer, schlaf gut!

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Hi eastwest, a nice idea to chronicle your trip like this, and nice to be a reader too. Some stunning views there from the Panoramaweg. I'm glad you supported local custom and had a beer when instructed! :-)

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Hi eastwest, a nice idea to chronicle your trip like this, and nice to be a reader too. Some stunning views there from the Panoramaweg. I'm glad you supported local custom and had a beer when instructed! :-)

Thanks. It seems like there are a few Euro rail fans on here, so it would be a shame to keep it to myself.

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