22nd January 2016 - Esztergom at last

November 30, 2016 - Friday 22nd January 2016 It was our last weekday in Hungary so we couldn’t put off the trip to Esztergom on the hauled...
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21st January 2016 - Diesels on Line 142

November 30, 2016 - Thursday 21st January 2016 It was rather cold this morning with a sprinkling of snow on the ground and was the first of...
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20th January 2016 - Hungary for more

November 27, 2016 - Wednesday 20th January 2016 Time for our first trip of the year which we had hoped would be somewhere comparatively war...
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24th November 2015 - A quick trip home

November 27, 2016 - Tuesday 24th November 2015 No rush this morning as we had advance tickets for the 9:18 ICE though we did make sure that...
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23rd November 2015 - Halle - Eisenach farewell

November 25, 2016 - Monday 23rd November 2015 We woke up to a further smattering of snow on the ground and noticed it was slightly colder a...
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22nd November 2015 - 182 plus 101 doesn't equal 43.2

November 24, 2016 - Sunday 22nd November 2015 Time to leave the Heidelberg / Stuttgart area and head to Erfurt for a final look at black 18...
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21st November 2015 - Golden Oldies

November 23, 2016 - Saturday 21st November 2015 In stark contrast to all the rain yesterday, the weather this morning was bright and clear...
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19th & 20th November 2015 - A Black Outlook

November 10, 2016 - Thursday 19th November 2015 Another long weekend of rest days off work, too late for any special trains, too early for...
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10th & 11th October 2015 - Expats at Pirdop

November 10, 2016 - Saturday 10th October The late arrival last night meant that we were not in the mood to get up for the 7:45 departure a...
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9th October 2015 - Return to Sofia

November 09, 2016 - Friday 9th October 2015 No late start today but there would be a late finish as we had to get all the way to Sofia, the...
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8th October 2015 - Dawn Chorus

November 08, 2016 - Thursday 8th October 2015 So we thought a 7:30 start was early; how about 5:17? If it wasn’t bad enough dragging onesel...
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