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PostSubject: Harz Railway - A trip to Germany   Sat May 21, 2011 6:41 pm

I spent last weekend in the Harz mountains looking at the originals of all those LGB and Piko locos. We had a great time. Thought you might like to see some pics.
This was the view of Wernigerode yard from my bedroom window.

Crossing the street at Wernigerode Westerntor.

2-10-2 ready for the Brocken


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PostSubject: Re: Harz Railway - A trip to Germany   Sat May 21, 2011 6:46 pm

The T1 four wheel railcar, built in the 30's.

and the more modern ones from the 90's.
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PostSubject: Re: Harz Railway - A trip to Germany   Sat May 21, 2011 6:50 pm

99-6001
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PostSubject: Re: Harz Railway - A trip to Germany   Sat May 21, 2011 7:31 pm

A superb set of pictures; i am very envious! got any more?

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PostSubject: Re: Harz Railway - A trip to Germany   Sat May 21, 2011 9:14 pm

Home is where the Harz is.... I love you

Must be one of the finest narrow gauge railways in the world. Did you go up to the Brocken?

What sort of trip did you do, package or DIY?

....and this 'bedroom window' I presume is a hotel and not a second house or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Harz Railway - A trip to Germany   Sun May 22, 2011 4:09 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
Home is where the Harz is.... I love you

Must be one of the finest narrow gauge railways in the world. Did you go up to the Brocken?

What sort of trip did you do, package or DIY?

....and this 'bedroom window' I presume is a hotel and not a second house or something.
Yes, we went up the Brocken (some of us twice), travelled the lenghth of the Selketalbahn (Quedlinburg to Eisfelder Talmuhle including branches), did the NWE main line (Wernigerode to Eisfelder Talmuhle, Nordhausen was too far/involved too many diesel railcars)... all in a long weekend, Friday to Monday inclusive.

DIY package, a German friend booked the hotel, Steve and I worked out some trips in advance to get maximum steam haulage.

Bedroom is the Hotel Altora, directly opposite the loco shed. You pay more for a room at the front overlooking the engine depot, a main road and an ambulance station... scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Harz Railway - A trip to Germany   Sun May 22, 2011 4:11 pm

Very Happy I was rather taken by these beasties...



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PostSubject: Re: Harz Railway - A trip to Germany   Wed May 25, 2011 8:24 pm

A little video of a 2-10-2 working hard up to Sorge.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQeMgNtcl2A
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PostSubject: Re: Harz Railway - A trip to Germany   Wed May 25, 2011 9:35 pm

I love those 2-10-2T locos. They always looked massive to me. I'm surprised though how small one looks next to the diesel.

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PostSubject: Re: Harz Railway - A trip to Germany   Thu May 26, 2011 6:18 pm

That deisel IS massive, and of course, was standard gauge originally.
The boiler on the 2-10-2 is the same as the standard gauge class 81, so it is pretty big.
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