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7th March 2016 - Get it while you can

May 23, 2017 - Monday 7th March 2016 It was an even earlier start this morning as the aim of the day was to get to Ljubljana, using th...
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24th January 2016 - Moving On

December 06, 2016 - Sunday 24th January 2016 There was so much more that we could have done in Hungary but it was time to love it and leave...
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23rd January 2016 - Karcag carry-on

December 04, 2016 - Saturday 23rd January 2016 Our last day in Hungary for this trip so we took a few minutes to consider what to do; not t...
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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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17th July 2015 - The Long Way Round, Again

March 30, 2016 - Friday 17th July 2015 Time to say goodbye to Croatia and make our way to Vienna for our flight home on Sunday, with the...
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13th July 2015 - The long way round

March 26, 2016 - Monday 13th July 2015 Time to move on after an excellent 10 days in Hungary, next stop Zagreb but not the obvious way a...
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12th July 2015 - More of the same please

March 10, 2016 - Sunday 12th July 2015 Our original plan today was to catch the 7:35 from Budapest-Déli, the train which the M62 would w...
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11th July 2015 - Balaton diesels

February 29, 2016 - Saturday 11th July 2015 Another leisurely start this morning but there was a reason for this one as we had finally mana...
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10th July 2015 - Fast train to Győr

February 28, 2016 - Friday 10th July 2015 Although we finished rather later than anticipated yesterday, there was no excuse to have another...
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9th July 2015 - Look Before You Leap

February 28, 2016 - Thursday 9th July 2015 A combination of yesterday’s problems and the late finish meant that we were not in a great rush...
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8th July 2015 - Zsuzsi, storm and tempest

January 02, 2016 - Wednesday 8th July 2015 Still no respite from the extremely hot weather this morning though thunderstorms were forecast...
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7th July 2015 - Points West

January 01, 2016 - Tuesday 7th July 2015 Our first target for today was the 8:10 IC train to Szombathely for which we had the foresight to...
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6th July 2015 - Visiting some old friends

December 26, 2015 - Monday 6th July 2015 It was a leisurely start this morning, not because we needed a rest after three days of rail tours...
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5th July 2015 - Szolnok "mystery" tour

December 22, 2015 - Sunday 5th July 2015 Third and final railtour day and the earliest start of the three due to issues getting a path out...
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4th July 2015 - A brief trip through Slovakia

December 16, 2015 - Saturday 4th July 2015 Another very hot day was forecast and even at 7:30 in the morning it was too warm for us to want...
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2nd & 3rd July 2015 - An eventful start

December 13, 2015 - Thursday 2nd July 2015 It’s that time of year again, time for our two weeks of summer leave though, unlike previous yea...
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3rd March 2014 - From Győr to Budapest (eventually)

June 29, 2014 - Monday 3rd March 2014 We set off in the opposite direction this morning in order to "scoop in" hired Taurus 1116 065, o...
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2nd March 2014 - That's better

June 29, 2014 - Sunday 2nd March 2014 The 7:38 IC had a different GySEV class 470 on this morning and ran faultlessly, even arriving 4...
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1st March 2014 - A bad start to the day

June 29, 2014 - Saturday 1st March 2014 First move of the day was at 7:38 on the IC to Csorna and Szombathely for which we had got the...
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27th & 28th February 2014 - To Austria for Hungary

June 24, 2014 - Thursday 27th February 2014 Last day of a week of earlies, long weekend for both of us so it was time to hit the road a...
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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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5th September 2013 - The Great Hungarian Plain

November 11, 2013 - Thursday 5 th September 2013 Last full day in Hungary and time to go on a minor class 418 diesel hunting expedition and...
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4th September 2013 - Bordering on the Ridiculous

November 06, 2013 - Wednesday 4 th September 2013 Having satisfied our interest in Hungarian narrow gauge railways for this trip at least,...
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3rd September 2013 - Return to Gyöngyös

November 02, 2013 - Tuesday 3 rd September 2013 Having been to plenty of new places since arriving in Hungary it was time to pay a return j...
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2nd September 2013 - A Russian diesel from Germany in Hungary

November 01, 2013 - Monday 2 nd September 2013 Following two days mostly spent on the narrow gauge it was back to the standard gauge and Gy...
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1st September 2013 - A Szob story

October 31, 2013 - Sunday 1 st September 2013 Day three in Hungary and a third terminal to start the days travel from, the ornate station...
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31st August 2013 - The last one

October 18, 2013 - Saturday 31 st August 2013 The Budapest pass was needed this morning to take Metro M2 to Déli station for a train to th...
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30th August 2013 - The Germans are coming!

October 17, 2013 - Friday 30 th August 2013 We left plenty of time for the walk down the road to Keleti this morning as we now had last ye...
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29th August 2013 - Going Hungary

October 17, 2013 - Thursday 29 th August 2013 Time to leave Croatia for Budapest in Hungary, not via the obvious route on the direct train...
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16th October 2012 - Rain, rain go away

November 29, 2012 - Tuesday 16 th October We were debating whether to have a walk round Budapest or visit the Childrens Railway for our fin...
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15th October 2012 - A visit to the GySEV Railway

November 29, 2012 - Monday 15 th October Twenty five days after we started it was the final full day of our exploration of places old and n...
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14th October 2012 - Two more exiles

November 28, 2012 - Sunday 14 th October Another day, another tour, another “Floyd” engine – this time a former British Rail class 86 elect...
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13th October 2012 - A class 56 in Hungary

November 27, 2012 - Saturday 13 th October No decisions as to what to do to be made this morning; that had been done a couple of months ago...
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12th October 2012 - Busy trains

November 23, 2012 - Friday 12 th October Out of the three major termini in Budapest, we had used Déli and Keleti so thought we would try le...
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11th October 2012 - It wouldn't happen in the UK (part 2)

November 19, 2012 - Thursday 11 th October We set off this morning determined not to have a repeat of yesterday’s torpor, the sun was out a...
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10th October 2012 - Around Lake Balaton

November 14, 2012 - Wednesday 10 th October The travel card was put into immediate use this morning as we went back to Déli to have a spin...
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9th October 2012 - Citadella

November 14, 2012 - Tuesday 9 th October The temptation to present ourselves for the 08:15 to Beograd was great but the thought of dragging...
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