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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!!

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

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

Croatia and Slovenia October 2010

Quick “Mostly-Normal” Trip to Croatia and Slovenia…

Two countries which are definately on the re-visit list. We flew to Zagreb with Wizz, had a quick bash on the very loud big GM 2044 class then headed into Ljubljana the following day where despite heavy rain we had a good nose around. Then we travelled west to Koper on the Slovenian coast behind 363 013 then down to Pula via the border crossing at Buzet by carts, for a day of touristing/beach/beer before the twice weekly Pula-Stansted Ryanair flight home.

Posted April 5, 2011 by redcow87015 in Croatia, Euro Nedding, Slovenia