Just a quick Bank Holiday trip to Poland to cane in some ‘roarers’ and a couple of hired in electrics for PKP-IC who are having a DRS-style “fleet shortage” despite new Pendos in service. Didn’t spin Warsaw that much in favour (/as a result of) of an excellent evening in the brewpub…
There has certainly been a lot of activity with the paintbrush since my last visit and the stock in particular is in superb condition with many refreshed wagons around. KM’s Traxx may be the silliest livery for a loco I’ve ever had, oh and its got three different numbers to boot.
German Trip December 2011 – Second week long bash to Germany, this time a bit more time in the East, highlights being a tours with 103222 and V100 2091 and a raft of both DB and MRCE Taurus on Regio turns – all of the ‘noisy’ tune playing variety as well as cheeky leaps on OBB, PKP and CD locos.
Tuesday: Flew to ‘Frankfurt’ Hahn, local breadvan to Bullay then into Frankfurt via Koblenz and had the evening around Frankfurt prior to getting the overnight up to Hamburg
Wednesday: RA Berlin from Hamburg, spent all day spinning around which fell apart when the downstairs collapsed then onto Leipzig for the night.
Thursday: Spent all day around Dresden taking in a variety of stuff including a run to Bad Schandau on CD 371s
Friday: A few leaps around Leipzig then onto Halle to cover off the 182 turns on the Eisenach REs before a long IC west to Hamm
Saturday: Joined ‘every man and his dog’ (well, nearly everyone) for a Hamm to Bremen tour with ‘massive’ 103222, a leap for 110464 out of Rottenburg which went pear shaped before a rioutous return tour spent enjoying the whopping bar/disco car
Sunday: Covered V100 2091 from Euskircken to Aachen on a Christmas Special then worked back to Dusseldorf for a few beers
Monday: Home today via Brussels, SNCB farce to welcome us with a caped local Aachen-Liege unit then no space on the following Thalys so local bus to Eupen for carts vice IC set to Welkenraedt then 1351 into Brussels for a bit of a run at the peak, which managed to feature 3×27 vice 23! 1850 Eurostar back to St Pancras, next 319 home duly caped so usual UK FCC quality on arrival!
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My first visit to Poland, a very quick overnight visit from Germany to spin in the 232 on the EC from Amsterdam, a quick PKP spin to Stargrad and back before taking the 232 back into Germany the next morning.
232583 Augermunde – Szczecin (1045 ex Amsterdam)
EU07-458 Szczecin – Stargrad (2026 to Przemysl)
ET22-011 Stargrad – Szczecin (1448 ex Warsaw)
232583 Szczecin – Augermunde (0613 to Amsterdam)