Re: OFF TOPIC German narrow gauge
My first visit to the Harz was in 2010 when there was snow...toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
More images can be seen here:
Take a look if you're interested.
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"'nconder' nconder@... [LRRSA]" <LRRSA@...> wrote:
Must be the only railway where the conductor checks your ticket and sells alcohol. Needed it when I went to Elsfelder Talmuhle as it was raining and cold and they had the steam heating on and it was early September last year. I thought that section was better than the Brocken but Brocken would look great in the snow. On the trip from Alexisbad to Quedlinburg we had the iconic 2-6-2 pulling the train. A very well run railway. One off the bucket list but would be good to see in the snow.
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2016 11:46 AM
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] OFF TOPIC German narrow gauge
Many thanks for sharing these images via the LRRSA Group. I have enjoyed them immensely and I envy your opportunity to experience this wonderful operation first-hand.
Happy New Year!
Greetings from the United Kingdom.
Over Christmas I travelled to Germany via train to visit the metre-gauge Harzer Schmalspurbahnen.
I liked it so much I rode it twice on two separate days. Their articulated 2-10-2 locomotives are amazing. There was also a Mallet locomotive built in 1898 by Arn Jung in steam.
On the second day I caught a train to the top of the Brocken. Sadly there was no snow this year but it was zero degrees C on the top and when you add the wind-chill factor it felt much colder.
I have uploaded a collection of images to Flickr.
Going even further off-topic, pages 3 and 4 of the album show the modern trains (and a tram) used to get to Germany, travel around the Harz, and get back to the UK.
Take a look if you are interested.
Kind regards for 2016.