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Excellent photographs once again, and where else would you get a backdrop like that ! :)

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Staying in Switzerland this evening with a visit ti Disentis.  Disentis is the end on junction between the Rhätische Bahn and the Furka Oberalp Bahn (now the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn or MGB).  At Disentis the RhB and FO local services terminate while other trains, including the Glacier Express, change engines from the rack fitted FO locos to the adhesion only locos of the RhB.

 

It is also worth having a walk around Disentis, it's a pleasant place.  The Benedictine monastery was founded around 720.

 

 

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Disentis FO BDeh2/4 45 Disentis to Andermatt 8th Aug 90 C14942

 

 

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Disentis FO Panoramic coach on Glacier Express 8th Aug 90 C14945

 

 

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Disentis RhB Ge4/4i 607 Disentis to Chur 8th Aug 90 C14949

 

 

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Disentis FO Deh4/4 55 and RhB Ge4/4ii 621 8th Aug 90 C14951

 

 

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Disentis FO snowploughs and HGe4/4 107 8th Aug 90 C14953

 

 

 

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I sometimes stayed in Flensburg, in the north of Germany, on my way back from Germany and Switzerland to catch the ferry to North Shields from Esbjerg in Denmark.

 

The station was regularly visited by DSB trains working across the border from Denmark.

 

Here are a few shots of a couple of these trains for today's photos.

 

 

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Flensburg DSB dmu 4052 12th Aug 92 C17774

 

 

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Flensburg DSB Class 1400 1412 pass to Hamburg from Frederica 12th Aug 92 C17780

 

 

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Flensburg DSB Class 1400 1412 pass to Hamburg from Frederica 12th Aug 92 C17782

 

 

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Flensburg DSB Class 1400 1412 pass to Hamburg from Frederica 12th Aug 92 C17783

 

 

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Flensburg DSB coaches 12th Aug 92C17784

 

 

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Some photos tonight taken while walking around Zell am See in the summer of 1991.

 

 

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Zell am See 4030 Salzburg to Worgl 30th July 91 C16061

 

 

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Zell am See 1010 010 esatbound 31st July 91 C16063

 

 

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Zell am See 1110 020 westbound goods 2nd Aug 91 C16104

 

 

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Zell am See 1044 093 EC Robert Stolz Graz and Klagenfurt to Zurich 2nd Aug 91 C16109

 

 

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Zell am See 1044 007 westbound 2nd Aug 91 C16111

 

 

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A few more photos from the Harzquerbahn in the former East Germany today.

 

 

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Wernigerode 99 247 to Nordhausen 27th July 91 C16015

 

 

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Wernigerode DR 199 892 1 27th July 91 C16022

This is a metre gauge DR diesel based on the V100 design, the standard gauge version is Class 201 from which these were rebuilt to metre gauge.  

 

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Drei Annen Hohne 99 7231 6 DR to Schierke 27th July 91 C16013

 

 

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Elend 27th July 91 C15999

 

 

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Allerbach DR 99 7222 5 to Nordhausen 27th July 91 J12096

 

 

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Those rebuilds of the V100.2 design certainly looked ungainly, towering over the regular metre gauge stock - and dwarfing the otherwise chunky 2-10-2Ts.

 

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199 871-5 pilots 99 7232-4 into Drei Annen Hohne, July 2001.

 

To be pedantic, they were derived from DR series 110 (keeping the same running numbers) - the subsequent 201 classification arose after unification of the DB/DR locomotive fleets.  Rebuilding entailed changing from a B-B (diesel hydraulic) wheel arrangement to C-C.

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Those rebuilds of the V100.2 design certainly looked ungainly, towering over the regular metre gauge stock - and dwarfing the otherwise chunky 2-10-2Ts.

 

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199 871-5 pilots 99 7232-4 into Drei Annen Hohne, July 2001.

 

To be pedantic, they were derived from DR series 110 (keeping the same running numbers) - the subsequent 201 classification arose after unification of the DB/DR locomotive fleets.  Rebuilding entailed changing from a B-B (diesel hydraulic) wheel arrangement to C-C.

 

Eddie,

 

Thanks very much for the information.

 

I like the photo too - Drei Annen Hohne has changed a bit!

 

David

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Those rebuilds of the V100.2 design certainly looked ungainly, towering over the regular metre gauge stock - and dwarfing the otherwise chunky 2-10-2Ts.

 

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199 871-5 pilots 99 7232-4 into Drei Annen Hohne, July 2001.

 

To be pedantic, they were derived from DR series 110 (keeping the same running numbers) - the subsequent 201 classification arose after unification of the DB/DR locomotive fleets.  Rebuilding entailed changing from a B-B (diesel hydraulic) wheel arrangement to C-C.

 

 

I've visited the Harz system a few times but never seen one of the 199.8s working - they certainly dwarf the steam loco, and I'd always thought of them as pretty big beasts!

 

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Back to Austria today with some photos from Innsbruck on 5th August 1991.  I was staying in Igls at the time and went to Innsbruck on the tram (line 6).

 

 

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Innsbruck 1020 004 at rear of Rollender Landstrasse from Brenner Pass 5th Aug 91 C16155

 

 

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Innsbruck 1063 035 5th Aug 91 C16157

 

 

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Innsbruck 1010 018 5th Aug 91 C16158

 

 

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Innsbruck 1044 20 motorail 5th Aug 91 C16159

 

 

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Innsbruck 1161 002 5th Aug 91 C16160

 

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I do like those rod-drive shunters!

 

Even better to see 1161.02 still doing the same pilot duties as during a visit in August 1978.

 

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More great OBB pics and memories. Thanks Dave.

 

I spent a week in Seefeld in 1990 and took the train to Innsbruck. A short walk from the station took me to this location with a great view for trainwatching.

 

 

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Some photos from Switzerland in the summer of 1978.  They were taken at Chillon, just east of Montreux by Lake Geneva (Lac Leman).

 

 

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Chillon SBB Ae6/6 11483 westbound freight 5th Aug 78 C4007

 

 

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Chillon SBB Re4/4ii 5th Aug 78 J6196

 

 

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Chillon SBB Re4/4ii TEE Lemano 5th Aug 78 J6237

 

 

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Chillon SBB Re4/4ii eastbound Schnellzug 5th Aug 78 J6242

 

 

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Chillon SBB Re4/4ii Schnellzug 5th Aug 78 J6245

 

 

David

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Reichenau Tamins on the Rhätische Bahn in Switzerland again today, with a few photos of everyday trains.

 

 

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Reichenau Tamins Ge4/4i 609 westbound goods 7th Aug 90  C14920

 

 

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Reichenau Tamins ABt 1712 Chur to Thusis 7th Aug 90 C14928

 

 

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Reichenau Tamins Ge4/4ii 615 Disentis to Chur 7th Aug 90 C14930

 

 

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Reichenau Tamins Ge4/4ii Glacier Express from Chur 7th Aug 90 C14936

 

 

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Reichenau Tamins RhB Ge4/4i 607 Disentis to Chur 8th Aug 90 C14954

 

 

Edited to display loco classes correctly - Windows does not like"/" in a file name on my PC.

David

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More great OBB pics and memories. Thanks Dave.

 

I spent a week in Seefeld in 1990 and took the train to Innsbruck. A short walk from the station took me to this location with a great view for trainwatching.

 

 

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Mal

 

Is that the Olympia Brucke?

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I think it is, I sure Mal will confirm it in due course.

 

 

Meanwhile this is one of Dad's photos at the same location which he has noted as the Olympia Brucke.

 

 

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Innsbruck 2043 076 also Classes 1145 1020 1042 1044 1110 Sept 89 J10297

 

 

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I wasn't aware of the name of the bridge, thanks for the info.

 

Here's another pic from the bridge.

 

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Mal

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Germany today with brief visits to Northeim and Warendorf.

 

The north south main line through Northeim is electrified, the east west route is not.

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Northeim DR 114 789 Pass Northeim to Nordhausen 26th July 91 C15986

 

 

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Northeim DB 103 182 Pass Fulda to Flensburg 26th July 91 C15987

 

 

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Northeim 216 094 26th July 91 C15988

 

 

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Warendorf DB 212058 26th July 91 C15984

 

 

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Warendorf 212058 pass Warendorf to Munster 26th July 91 C15985

 

 

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A few more photos from Belgium today.

 

 

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Belgium Essene Lombeek Class 27 2747 Liege to Brugge 1st Aug 90 C14628

 

 

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Belgium Essene Lombeek Type AM63 236 westbound 1st Aug 90 C14629a

 

 

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Belgium Herbesthal view north of line to Eupen at Limburger Strasse 1st Aug 90 C14631

 

 

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Belgium Herbesthal view north of line to Eupen at Limburger Strasse 1st Aug 90 C14631

 

 

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Zeebrugge 15th Aug 90 C15260

 

 

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 A visit to Thun on the BLS in Switzerland today.  Today, as it happens, we won't see any BLS trains! Thun was also served by the Emmental Burgdorf Thun  Bahn with it's red trains.  The EBT formed a part of the RM (Regionalverkehr Mittelland), which is now merged with the BLS.

 

 

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Thun SBB Ae6/6 11475 15th Aug 91 C16439

 

 

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Thun EBT RBDe4/4 15th Aug 91 C16440

 

 

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Thun SBB E3/3 16376 15th Aug 91 C16441

 

 

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Thun EBT Re4/4ii 112 15th Aug 91 C16442

 

 

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Thun SBB cheese restaurant car 15th Aug 91 C16443

 

 

David

 

 

 

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When we were visiting Thun a steam special came in on the BLS-GBS line.

 

What with the BOB centenary celebrations there was quite a lot of railway interest during the holiday even though it wasn't intended!

I only wish I had taken my 35mm camera as well as the camcorder!

 

(German speakers notice the local Swiss spelling of Cheese on the Cheese Reastaurant car in C16443)

 

Keith

 

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I think you will find Thun station the limit of the SBB mainline from Bern and SBB property.

I know the other 3 lines into it are private (BLS)

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(German speakers notice the local Swiss spelling of Cheese on the Cheese Reastaurant car in C16443)

I didn't ever encounter the cheese restaurant car but I do remember the McDonalds one. Not what was wanted went travelling from Zurich to Geneva Airport and expecting an enjoyable normal dinner en route, only to find it was McDonalds or nothing. The worst thing about it was you never knew which train on the route it would appear on, so couldn't plan avoidance ahead.

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One of the fascinations of this thread is when it prompts me to investigate some mostly forgotten pictures from trips of my own.  I hope that they are both complementry and complimentary!

 

Here are two examples of the EBT Re4/4 fleet, taken at nearby Burgdorf in May 1998.  The same loco that DaveF photographed at Thun, no. 112, has been repainted into the striking new red and white livery.  Classmate no. 113 remains in (SBB) green.

 

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I first visited Thun in May 1981, when I found the EBT represented by its earlier electric class Be4/4 no. 105, dating from the early 1930s.

 

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Another look at Reichenau Tamins this evening.

 

 

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Reichenau Tamins RhB Ge6/6 415 mixed train to Chur 7th Aug 90 C14901

 

 

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Reichenau Tamins Ge4/4i 628 Glacier Express Zermatt to St Moritz and Chur 7th Aug 90 C14919

 

 

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Reichenau Tamins 7th Aug 90 C14925

 

 

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Reichenau Tamins Ge6/6ii 703 goods to Chur 7th Aug 90 C14929

 

 

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Reichenau Tamins RhB Ge6/6ii 705 westbound 8th Aug 90 C14956

 

 

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