Very quick trip courtesy of some cheap flights to Cologne to get some engines in the book for the year – most of you can probably guess what locations feature in the moves book!
Weeks Austrian trip harvesting OBB electrics, mainly around Vienna and then Graz to have a day out covering the Citadella and GySev 651 turn in Hungary for a blast of diesels more interesting than 2016s!
Three day trip, flew to Basle on Friday but straight into Germany via Basle Bad to hit Freiburg which should have all been new, and was until Stuttgart’s 146201 turned up. On Saturday elected to stick with plan and head east to the Gaubahn hoping to pick up a 181 and maybe a 115 – my luck was in and 115383 dropped me onto 181209 then a top prize of 115114! Then into Switzerland for a brief first visit to fly back picking up locos along the way…
A few phots from September 2014’s Ceska Trebova Depot Open Day – loads on site! We weren’t too sure what to expect and really went to scoop the 111 in for cab rides but it was well worth going. With two roundhouses, another display around the main turntable and then the demics there must have been the best part of 100 locos knocking about. It was completely help yourself to cabs etc although clambering in and out without spilling beer was a bit problematic!
Overdue full week in Czech Republic, these are the ‘bash’ photos. Also went round Ceska Trebova Depot Open Day which will follow later in a seperate gallery as there are enough here to be getting on with!
Six day wander around Hungary to pick up some of the summer kick outs this year…
Day 1 was around Debrecen after flying to the local airstrip (it cannot be described as an airport) from Luton
Day 2 popped across to Oradea to spin in a couple of CFR GMs then a long slog west to Gyor via Budapest
Day 3 was the Lake Balaton Ganz fest then the M61 back to Budapest from Tapolca
Day 4 was up to Miskolc for the day – absolutely no sniff of an M62 unlike every other report!
Day 5 bit of a circle to Szombathely out on the 232 but due to no others being out back via Celldomolk and more Ganz
Day 6 just around Budapest as couldn’t hack another early start to do much else!
No full captions (yet, maybe) but loco number and location provided, link to erg post for more gen
Day or two in Ireland for the 071 tour which kicked out 074, 078, 079 during the day.