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10th & 11th May 2016 - A Desperate Leap

November 05, 2017 - Tuesday 10th May 2016 We could easily have spent another day in the Leipzig / Dresden area but it was time to move on a...
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9th May 2016 - Leaping round Leipzig

November 05, 2017 - Monday 9th May 2016 We had one day to spare in the Leipzig area before moving on so decided to start off with the new d...
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8th May 2016 - Cowboys and Indians

November 05, 2017 - Sunday 8th May 2016 We had about six hours sleep and woke up in time to catch the 12:00 towards Dresden using the Sachs...
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7th May 2016 - The Longest Day

November 02, 2017 - Saturday 7th May 2016 Two German steam locomotives that we particularly wanted to ride behind were "Pacifics" 18.201 an...
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6th May 2016 - Moving On

November 02, 2017 - Friday 6th May 2016 We could easily have stayed for a few more days in the Czech Republic but it was time to move on as...
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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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8th September 2015 - Best Laid Plans

July 08, 2016 - Tuesday 8th September 2015 Plan “A” this morning had been to head for Copenhagen via the train ferry from Puttgarden; b...
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7th September 2015 - Unexpected Meeting

July 06, 2016 - Monday 7th September 2015 Following two days of early starts we decided that it was time for a lie-in so we had a leisu...
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6th September 2015 - One Train a Day

July 05, 2016 - Sunday 6th September 2015 Our next destination was to be Hamburg, at the opposite end of this very large country, a des...
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5th September 2015 - Sonderzug nach Pilsen

June 29, 2016 - Saturday 5th September 2015 Our original intention for today was to have gone to the annual Meiningen Works open day wi...
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4th September 2015 - Bayerischer Wald

June 28, 2016 - Friday 4th September 2015 Time to move on this morning but only a relatively short distance to Passau so it was a choic...
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3rd September 2015 - Gone rabbiting

May 31, 2016 - Thursday 3rd September 2015 Time for some class 218 “Rabbit” action this morning so we went out for the 7:17 EC to Züri...
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2nd September 2015 - Bavarian Rain Dance

May 31, 2016 - Wednesday 2nd September A lot had changed in mainland Europe since our last visit in July with the influx of thousands...
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28th January 2015 - Off again!

September 22, 2015 - Wednesday 28th January 2015 In a rather unusual move for us we decided to have two trips in quick succession at the sta...
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22nd June 2014 - Going Dutch

January 15, 2015 - Sunday 22nd June 2014 For most of the previous two weeks we had been starting at fairly sociable times so why change th...
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21st June 2014 - Bentheimer Eisenbahn photo charter

December 26, 2014 - Saturday 21st June 2014 This morning was one of the easiest starts to a day that we have ever had, merely requiring us...
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20th June 2014 - And now, the end is near

December 01, 2014 - Friday 20th June 2014 Today will go down as the day when we finally came to the conclusion that we were starting to run...
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19th June 2014 - Going round in Circles

November 29, 2014 - Thursday 19th June 2014 With the Marschbahn duly ticked off our “to do” list for this trip we had a choice of trying fo...
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18th June 2014 - The Marschbahn

November 25, 2014 - Wednesday 18th June 2014 One reason for staying in this area was that we wanted to spend a day on the Marschbahn betwee...
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17th June 2014 - From Frankfurt to Fehmarn

November 22, 2014 - Tuesday 17th June 2014 All those lie-ins had to come to an end at some stage and this was the morning. We could have go...
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16th June 2014 - Heading back North

November 21, 2014 - Monday 16th June 2014 Another leisurely start this morning and another repeat from the previous day in that 541 021 was...
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10th June 2014 - Bull Run

October 24, 2014 - Tuesday 10th June 2014. Suitcases at the ready we bade farewell to a much cooler Frankfurt, though we would be passing...
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9th June 2014 - Narrow Minded

October 24, 2014 - Monday 9th June 2014 Another lie-in this morning, it was a public holiday in Germany, and a further Hessen ticket was p...
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8th June 2014 - Mit Volldampf in den Taunus

October 17, 2014 - Sunday 8th June 2014 Not an early start this morning so we had a relaxed stroll to the station allowing plenty of time...
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6th & 7th June 2014 - A flying visit to Sweden

October 17, 2014 - Friday 6th June 2014 Two days before the start of this trip our plans were thrown into complete disarray by news of a m...
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14th October 2013 - Stammstrecken-Shuttle

February 20, 2014 - Monday 14 th October 2013 After two days in Singen it was time for a big “move” today to Berlin, almost all the way to...
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13th October 2013 - Hochrhein 150 and Kandertalbahn

February 15, 2014 - Sunday 13 th October 2013 A leisurely start this morning as the steam special with 52 7596 did not leave Konstanz until...
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12th October 2013 - Stuttgart to Singen via the Sauschwänzlebahn

February 13, 2014 - Saturday 12 th October 2013 Our original plan had been to stay in Stuttgart last night but the cheapest hotel we could...
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10th & 11th October 2013 - Just another day in DB land

February 01, 2014 - Thursday 10th October 2013 Not the best ever start to a trip as a fatality at Harrow and Wealdstone caused some problem...
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12th September 2013 - Homeward bound

January 08, 2014 - Thursday 12 th September 2013 Wait, we haven’t quite finished yet as we still needed to get back home but today was mos...
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11th September 2013 - Farewell class 110? (again)

January 08, 2014 - Wednesday 11 th September 2013 Our last full day and there was really only one thing to do this morning, go to Ostseeba...
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10th September 2013 - Rasender Roland

January 07, 2014 - Tuesday 10 th September 2013 The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern area of Germany uses Stadler “Flirt” EMU s for its regional ser...
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9th September 2013 - The long way round

December 17, 2013 - Monday 9 th September 2013 Another transit day today and, true to form, it was via a round-about route – why go directl...
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8th September 2013 - Magdeburger Hafenbahn

December 17, 2013 - Sunday 8 th September 2013 Following our trip behind steam yesterday it was right back up to date this morning as we ca...
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7th September 2013 - Meininger Dampfloktage

November 14, 2013 - Saturday 7 th September 2013 No rest for the wicked, an even earlier start this morning at 05:20 but at least there was...
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6th September 2013 - Delayed in Prague

November 12, 2013 - Friday 6 th September 2013 04:00?? What sort of time is this? More like going to work than being on holiday; but needs...
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16th July 2013 - Miles and More

September 14, 2013 - Tuesday 16 th July 2013 The weekend had passed quickly and all too soon it was time to head back to Frankfurt for the f...
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15th July 2013 - Run Rabbit Run

September 14, 2013 - Monday 15 th July 2013 The third and final whole day of this brief trip had us scratching our heads a little as there w...
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14th July 2013 - Rhein-Sieg-Eisenbahn contrasts

September 14, 2013 - Sunday 14 th July 2013 The intention was for a slightly later start this morning but, not willing to trust a connection...
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13th July 2013 - ZLSM Silver Jubilee

September 13, 2013 - Saturday 13 th July 2013 Having chosen to stay in Germany, we perversely chose to spend most of our time in Holland tod...
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12th July 2013 - Journey alongside the Rhein

September 13, 2013 - Friday 12 th July 2013 This weekend away had been arranged with the intention of covering a pair of Mercia Charters tou...
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12th & 13th February 2013 - Re-visiting old haunts

March 24, 2013 - Tuesday 12 th February 2013 Today’s ticket was to be another Quer-Durchs-Land which we had purchased yesterday afternoo...
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11th February 2013 - One last day on the Harz

March 21, 2013 - Monday 11 th February 2013 This morning dawned bright and sunny again, no charters for us today but we had one little j...
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10th February 2013 - Snow, steam and sun

March 20, 2013 - Sunday 10 th February 2013 In a total contrast to yesterday, the sky was clear and a nice day beckoned but the sun had...
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9th February 2013 - Snow and Steam

March 13, 2013 - Saturday 9 th February 2013 One look out of the window this morning revealed a very different scene; it was snowing hea...
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7th & 8th February 2013 - Hannover to Harz

March 11, 2013 - Thursday 7 th February 2013 and Friday 8 th February 2013 Following one week back at work for a rest; we were off on ou...
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30th January 2013 - Four countries, six locos and a horse

March 10, 2013 - Wednesday 30 th January 2013 The trek back down the road to Stuttgart Hbf made for an energetic start to the day but we...
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29th January 2013 - Show me the way to go home

March 02, 2013 - Tuesday 29 th January 2013 Another early-ish start again, this time laden with suitcase as were on our way back to Germ...
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19th January 2013 - A day out with Taurus*

February 03, 2013 - * Taurus = name that the Siemens ES64 U series locos are commonly called Saturday 19 th January 2013 Today was to be a...
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18th January 2013 - Dodging the snow

February 03, 2013 - Friday 18 th January 2013 Bad weather had been forecast for most of the week but had not yet really made an appearance...
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3rd December 2012 - A blast from the past

January 17, 2013 - Monday 3 rd December 2012 The original intention this morning was to catch an ICE to Magdeburg and change for an RE ser...
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2nd December 2012 - Visit to Minden

January 17, 2013 - Sunday 2 nd December 2012 We woke to another dull day weather-wise and it was trying to snow, not really helpful as we...
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1st December 2012 - Off the road!

January 10, 2013 - Saturday 1 st December 2012 One bonus in our hotel was wi-fi in the room so we decided to check our first move for toda...
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30th November 2012 - Wonderful Wunstorf

December 29, 2012 - Friday 30 th November 2012 Up early this morning for the 06:25 ICE to Köln and with breakfast not starting until 06:30...
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14th February 2012 - A Missed Connection

April 03, 2012 - Tuesday 14 th February 2012 All good things come to an end and it was time to go home, also via Eurostar. We had planne...
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13th February 2012 - A final fling

March 28, 2012 - Monday 13 th February 2012 Last full day so we decided to “go for it” and try to cover as much as possible; we had toye...
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12th February 2012 - A day out with 01 1066

March 28, 2012 - Sunday 12 th February 2012 Following the late arrival back last night, it was just as well that today’s train was not b...
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11th February 2012 - Pressnitztalbahn

March 27, 2012 - Saturday 11 th February 2012 A slight change of format for today, no nedding around on DB and other trains, instead a s...
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10th February 2012 - Farewell class 110?

March 27, 2012 - Friday 10 th Febraury 2012 Decided on a trip to Stuttgart today to see if could get any class 110 electrics before they...
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9th February 2012 - Schienenersatzverkehr

March 27, 2012 - Thursday 9 th February 2012 The target for today was to get one of the former Austrian Railways 2143 class locos that a...
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8th February 2012 - Freezing Fulda Part 2

March 21, 2012 - Wednesday 8 th February 2012 Having done everything (and more) that we set out to whilst in Erfurt, it was time to move...
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7th February 2012 - Class cleared!

March 18, 2012 - Tuesday 7 th February 2012 Today dawned rather dull and overcast in contrast to the bright sunny weather of yesterday;...
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6th February 2012 - A Steaming diesel

March 16, 2012 - Monday 6 th February 2012 An early start today as we needed to be at Eisfelder Talmühle on the Harz system for 09:30 to...
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5th February 2012 - Rodelblitz

March 13, 2012 - Sunday 5 th February 2012 A leisurely start this morning as we only needed to stagger the 35 or so miles to Eisenach to...
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4th February 2012 - Freezing Fulda

March 13, 2012 - Saturday 4 th February 2012 Next instalment, a move into Germany; Erfurt, Thuringia to be precise. Some thought was giv...
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3rd February 2012 - A lie-in

March 13, 2012 - Friday 3 rd February 2012 Disaster! Due to alarm clock issues (operator error), the planned move to Zürich for a choice...
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24th - 26th February 2005 - Privatbahnen Deutschland

March 12, 2012 - We are both rather keen on Germany, but have found in the past that any interesting railtours have not been convenient f...
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