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Some Danish Stuff

1527 depart Kobenhaven H with a westbound service

3010 Osterport. These electrics retain two diagrams on Ringsted stoppers, most of the class now being in Bulgaria.

The EA electrics and ME diesels share similar body characteristics as seen here at Osterport with 1508 departing before 3007 would follow it out.

The newer red livery does look smart, if a bit bland. 1531 sits at Naestved prior to working back to Kobenhaven via the new line through Koege Nord. These trains avoid the usual bashing corridor of Valby/Hoeje Taastrup/Roskilde so a little unhelpful although most go out one way and back the other so can still be picked up without resorting to Kopenhaven tunnel leaps.

Late evening sun at Roskidle with 1532 in fairly smart old colours. Some of teh blue locos are a right mess with stickers, vinyl, paint and/or graffiti all over the show.

1520 powers away on the next departure, think this was going to Holbaek.

MY 1135 leading MY 1101 inside the DSB at Odense after working a charter from Odense. The nose of MY1129 which is positioned outside the main roundhouse which is full of old stuff. MY 1112 is inside with its side stripped away to show its internals and MZ 1401 was the only other mainline diesel on site.

MY 1135 and MY 1101 departing Aarhus after working the return charter. MY 1101 is unsilenced and a complete animal, I thought the Kosovan ones were decent but this loco is something else and well worth a go now it has hopefully returned to charter operation – this was the DSB museums first advertised charter for a few years.

Posted June 17, 2019 by redcow87015 in Denmark, Euro Nedding

Bulgaria September 2015

Still a top place! Most things managed to eventually fall into place nicely again for 2015’s Bulgaria trip, usual circular trip to cover the ground. Managed a dozen new BDZ locos and added a few more to the ‘active winners’ list for the next trip! Storming around behind classic Skoda electrics in fresh air compos, driven hard on single lines with little to no gen, let alone diagrams, perhaps bashing in its simplest form. Between trains 😉 managed a few phots of EA’s and also a pair of OBB Taurus which have now spread their wings this far East.

We also did the International service between Sofia-Budapest which goes over the new Danube II bridge between Vidin and Golenti. Due to Craiova airport being shut we then transitted home via Bucharest. Rumour has to this service, if it survives, will be retimed into an overnight for 2016 so perhaps good to do it in daylight.


Captions on each photos page

Obviously you’ll also want to look at the 87 phots, won’t you…?


Posted October 3, 2015 by redcow87015 in Bulgaria, Denmark, Euro Nedding, Romania

Puttgarden Train Ferry

With a free day in Copenhagen vice cancelled railtour, we decided to take a trip on the train ferry which connects Denmark and Germany between Rodby and Puttgarden. All trains are worked by ICE-TD tilting DMUs and a reasonably regular service operates between Hamburg and Copenhagen, the ferry service itself operates every half hour using four ships from a fleet of five.

We got off the Copenhagen-Hamburg at Puttgarden for the local cart forward to Oldenburg which made a nice plus half hour onto the summer dated 218 hauled IC service back to Puttgarden which produced, annoyingly, boring re-engined 218322.

Both Rodby and Puttgarden are shadows of their former selves from a railway point if view with a huge amount of disused sidings and running lines, with the opening of the Great Fixed Link in Denmark allowing through rail traffic to avoid the ferry and travel via Padborg the route via Puttgarden no longer sees any freight traffic and itself is planned to be replaced by a bridge which is due for completion in 2018.

Please see the individual photos for full captions.

Posted April 22, 2011 by redcow87015 in Denmark, Euro Nedding, Germany

Denmark, September 2010

A Thursday to Sunday trip to Denmark in late September, primarily to cover a nohab railtour out of Copenhagen on the Saturday and sample the resident ‘ME Class’ large GM diesels. Unfortunately by this time all the fresh air stock and daytime electric loco hauled trains had finished, but the lines to Kalundborg and Nykobing offered a decent selection of diesel hauled turns to choose from.

More unfortunately, the railtour was cancelled so we didn’t manage to have a Nohab but did manage to spot a couple which had to do!

For full detailed descriptions please see individual photo pages – only added brief captions here.

Posted April 10, 2011 by redcow87015 in Denmark, Euro Nedding