Archive for the ‘Austria’ Category

March 2016: A day nedding around Linz

Not got much in the way of trips until next year, so here are a few photos from part of a March trip. As I’ve leaned quite heavily towards Czech and Slovakia this year, decided to put up what was really just under a full a day around Linz largely aiming to cover the 1142s. The challenge of finding them amongst 1144s with classes working each other’s diagrams and Linz liking to take locos off sets and into a whirlpool makes it less straightforward than the diagrams suggest! Few of these are phone photos but seem to have come up alright.

obb-1116-134-linz1116 191 and a rake of Cityshuttle stock had been my transit into the country working the 1802 Ceske Bud to Linz. I was glad to have grabbed some supplies because this stops at every lamppost between the two places!

obb-1142-623-linz1142 623 at Linz prior to working the 0852 to Passau. There was at least one other 1142 kicking around in the old livery as well for a bit of variety

obb-1142-673-wels1142 673 departs Wels with the 0952 Linz – Passau service. The old lights certainly have more character, if a bit PKP style.

obb-2016-076-wels2016 076 sits at Wels with a short set of tanks awaiting to follow up the Passau line

obb-1116-151-linz1116 191 at Linz arriving with the 0534 from Praha hl n, the through trains are formed of Czech aircons and the Taurus will have replaced a CD 362 at Ceske Bud

obb-1142-653-polgarn1142 653 at Polgarn with the 1415 Linz-Summerau. This was about the only loco that didn’t swap turns as the Summerau line isn’t great for moves, it was a unit back off this.

obb-1142-613-marchtrenkI’m sure everyone who has leapt out of Linz has a photo here… 1142 613 at Marchtrenk on the 1521 Linz – Stainach. 1144 253 shortly took me back to Linz.

obb-1142-655-linz1142 655 and 2016 076 have been kicked off shed for the afternoon rush and await respective departure from Linz. Didn’t do either of these so can’t be sure but I think the ‘Tony’ 2016 is on the Grein Bad Kreuzen turn.

Posted November 18, 2016 by redcow87015 in Austria, Euro Nedding

August Summer Holiday: Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria

Part 2: Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria

A much needed full week away! There will be a couple of parts to this as I managed to take quite a few photos, by my standards anyway, and as we did a whistlestop tour there is enough variety to (hopefully) keep it interesting.

So having crossed the Danube at Komarno – Komaron, we were in Hungary for until Monday afternoon, when the tension was mounting as a V43 whisked us east towards Hodos. The week basically hinged on this – we were looking for a possible last blast on the Citadella but with two ‘Tony’ 2016 silent junk out and about, would we be bowled? No, 664106! They even found a 363 to work forward, Thanks Very Much SZ! We then pottered around Croatia on 2044s for a couple of days before going for a three-legged 664 move on the Friday – both Citadella’s and the overnight. Once again we’d pleased the right people as all three dropped ‘biblical volume’ 664s – even got the pen out twice taking me to 11 of the 20. Don’t know if I’ll get another though with the wires well on the way now… After the (good for engines, not much sleep!) overnight we had a leisurely day around Lake Balaton then just a long way home on the Sunday, Gyor-Vienna-Brno-Stansted, just to add an extra pair of countries to the week!

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For the previous few days photos from Slovakia please click ‘ere!

Posted September 2, 2015 by redcow87015 in Austria, Croatia, Euro Nedding, Hungary, Slovenia

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DB Weekend

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!

Posted January 12, 2015 by redcow87015 in Austria, Euro Nedding, Germany

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December Bash – OBB and a few other bits

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!

Posted December 14, 2014 by redcow87015 in Austria, Euro Nedding, Slovenia, Switzerland

Euro Trip June 2012: Part 3 – Austria and Slovenia

Had an eleven day bash in early June taking in Germany, Poland (for a few hours), Czech Rep, Austria and Slovenia

Sat – Arriving in Austria off a pretty rancid overnight from Prague, we were heading down to Slovenia for a charter between Ljubljana and Mürzzuschlag with SZ 661 power. We took EC158 from Vienna to Celje before heading back to Pragersko and Hodos for the evening Citadella into Ljubljan, a most enjoyable afternoon behind 661420 on the Hodos line

Sun – Silly o’clock start for 661032 on its tour up into Austria to Mürzzuschlag. The “diesel event” in reality was a few engines parked up for photos so we hot footed it into Vienna to pick up a few Taurus and a spot of lunch before doing the return tour back to Ljubljana

Mon – Homeward bound on Ryanair from Graz after a early diversion via Sevnica to scoop a Taurus and keep the move loco-hauled. 363001 AGAIN provided by SZ for this after having it from Spielfeld on Friday and four times in three days last August!!

Posted June 20, 2012 by redcow87015 in Austria, Euro Nedding, Slovenia

Euro Trip June 2012: Part 2 – Czech Republic

Had an eleven day bash in early June taking in Germany, Poland (for a few hours), Czech Rep, Austria and Slovenia

Between the German event and getting to Slovenia we chose to have a few days in the Czech Republic, a favourite country of myn and see what we could pick up.

Tuesday – having arrived on EC179 Monday night, we headed to Prague for the day where we sampled various classes of electric including a fair few ‘gorillas’ before heading down to Brno for the night.

Weds – Spent all day around Brno, picking up 742044 on a DMU vice turn first thing and then covered the local 242 turns before taking a run out to Breclav and back to cover the PM peak 210 diagrams and finishing on a 754 move.

Thurs – Headed to Ceske Bud via Jihlava and then as the afternoon Novi Udoli was silent 749253 opted for the evening Summerau which gets a Cargo 340 over the border to Austria.

Fri – Stayed around Ceske Bud hoping that one of the Sumava turns or the Fridays Only Prague would drop “loud” – they didn’t! Picked up a few more 242s popping and banging around then took the electric route via Tabor (and another 210 ride!) to Prague where we’d pick up the overnight to Vienna – but not before a few beers in the outrageous Vytopna Railway restaurant!

Posted June 16, 2012 by redcow87015 in Austria, Czech Republic, Euro Nedding

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Slovenia and a bit of HZ and OBB August 2011

Headed off for the August Bank Holiday for a five day trip, principally to Slovenia, but out via Pula and back from Graz for cheap(ish) flight purposes.

Took the Ryanair Stansted-Pula flight early on Thursday for a day on the beach in seriously hot weather, which made a nice change to home, before heading out of Croatia on the hauled 1815 Pula-Maribor portion. This was my first trip behind a HZ 2062 and then SZ 664 and both were suitably impressive! Friday to Sunday were spent in Slovenia covering most of the hauled track and sampling the electrics and more 664s, although we kept falling over the same electrics which was a tad frustrating! Sunday afternoon saw us head to Graz on the 1600 ex Ljubljana to stop the night then a morning raking in some OBB (and GKB) locos before flying back to Stansted again with Ryanair in the afternoon.Without trying too hard the Monday morning produced more locos than three full days in Slovenia!

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Posted August 31, 2011 by redcow87015 in Austria, Croatia, Euro Nedding, Slovenia