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…?
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
As these are very late, I’ll get them up without captions. These will (probably) be added when I get some more time.
Basically – went to Hungary, had lots of dud MAV locos and partook in another most enjoyable Mercia Tour…
Few phots from a day and a half around Bucharest, transit from Bulgaria via Ruse in both directions
As we spent most of the day touristing, only did a couple of leaps so most phots are just from hanging around Bucharest Nord station
For what happened in Bulgaria before Romania, click here
Or click here for Bulgaria part 2
For a full list of moves, see Dan’s website where he has bothered to type them all out