Just a long weekend as a few things we were after a go at came together. Flew late evening to Leipzig which was in time to have a quick scratch with remote control rod 363678 on the Berlin-Zurich CNL Shunt (legit!)
The next morning we were set for a day of good old fashioned doom bashing – the 143s on the Dresden-Chemnitz-Hof line having only two months left before replacment with new carts. We had planned to do the MRB 223 Leipzig – Chemnitz but due to digging took a unit half way, it was better than a bus anyway. Doubled back to get the other 223 then o to the trabbi’s, bagging seven winners.
Saturday was an early start for another private DMU, this was to intercept OSEF’s charter with a 232. We hadn’t managed to sort tickets for this so a part fare back to Dresden behind 232333 was all we did, as this wasn’t the planned “loud” 232 it wasn’t a great loss! Then up to Berlin for more spinning before flying back from Tegal on Sunday. Disappointed with this “better than Schonefeld, but that’s not saying much” airport, maybe next time the new one might finally be open!