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2nd February 2016 - Glass Half Full

March 10, 2017 - Tuesday 2nd February 2016 Our host had kindly mention last night that there was a large group staying in the hotel who...
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1st February 2016 - Bernina Bahn

March 08, 2017 - Monday 1st February 2016. By choice we would have moved on from Filisur this morning but couldn’t be bothered with all...
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31st January 2016 - Dampffahrt Engadin

February 27, 2017 - Sunday 31st January 2016 We had to be on the 8:00 train this morning so went down to breakfast about 7:15 and, as we su...
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30th January 2016 - Rhaetian Ramblings

February 25, 2017 - Saturday 30th January 2016 With numerous visits to the RhB dating back to 2003 we had long since had all the railways l...
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29th January 2016 - Would you like jam with that?

January 11, 2017 - Friday 29th January 2016 Time to move on again, this time to Filisur on the narrow gauge RhB railway but not before we...
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28th January 2016 - If at first you don't succeed.....

December 31, 2016 - Thursday 28th January 2016 Despite the lack of Cargo locos yesterday we still made sure that we were at Zürich HB in ti...
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27th January 2016 - Drawing Blanks

December 31, 2016 - Wednesday 27th January 2016 It was straight out this morning in the hunt for the newly converted Cargo Re4/4 locos of w...
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26th January 2016 - Alpine Transit

December 30, 2016 - Tuesday 26th January 2016 Time to love and leave Slovenia this morning although our original plan of catching the 9:28...
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13th January 2015 - So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye

August 31, 2015 - Tuesday 13th January 2014 Last day and we took the tram this morning as it was far easier than lugging the suitcases up...
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12th January 2015 - This, that and the other

August 30, 2015 - Monday 12th January 2015 Plan A this morning was to head off towards Aigle, near Montreux to do some more required line...
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11th January 2015 - Chocs Away!

August 30, 2015 - Sunday 11th January 2015 It was back to the long distance runs this morning for the final day of steam specials on this...
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10th January 2015 - Steam Railmotor to Linthal

August 27, 2015 - Saturday 10th January 2015 Today was an easy day for us compared to the main party who had to get from Basel to Zürich...
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9th January 2015 - Jura steam trip

August 25, 2015 - Friday 9th January 2015 It was not raining this morning though some precipitation was still threatened as we made our w...
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8th January 2015 - Race up the Rigi

August 03, 2015 - Thursday 8th January 2015 After having two days of travelling fairly long distances it was time for a comparative rest...
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7th January 2015 - A French Lesson

July 31, 2015 - Wednesday 7th January 2015 Here we go again, off to rack up some more miles in search of new lines or locos; we could p...
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6th January 2015 - Visiting Vaud

July 25, 2015 - Tuesday 6th January 2015 It was back to doing our own thing for a couple of days whilst the participants on the full to...
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5th January 2015 - Steaming through Luzern and Bern

July 24, 2015 - Monday 5th January 2015 Back to work this morning for most “normals” after the Christmas break but not for us as we sti...
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4th January 2015 - On a (Swiss) Roll

June 20, 2015 - Sunday 4th January 2015 Buoyed by our success on the MGB yesterday, we decided to head for the other end of the system...
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3rd January 2015 - Many happy returns

June 18, 2015 - Saturday 3rd January 2015 Having sampled the tram last night, we glanced at the departure board on the way past Schiffb...
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2nd January 2015 - A Change of Scenery

June 17, 2015 - Friday 2nd January 2015 We were down at Hardbrücke at the same time as yesterday but caught the 8:09 ICN train south th...
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1st January 2015 - Happy New Year

April 23, 2015 - Thursday 1st January 2015 Whilst we were expecting to get woken up around midnight, it was a bit disappointing to be di...
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31st December 2014 - New Year's Eve Escape

April 22, 2015 - Wednesday 31st December 2014 Two batches of conveniently sited rest days over the new year and some interesting looking...
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20th January 2014 - MOB handed

May 31, 2014 - Monday 20th January 2014 Our last full day on this particular trip so we went for a trip on the Montreux Oberland Berno...
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19th January 2014 - Alpine Steam Express part 2

May 15, 2014 - Sunday 19 th January 2014 It was deja-vu this morning as we had to get back to Brig for 01 202’s return journey to Lyss...
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18th January 2014 - Steaming to Brig

May 13, 2014 - Saturday 18 th January 2014 Following two days with small steam locos, today was the turn of something a bit bigger, fo...
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17th January 2014 - Lötschberg steam

May 13, 2014 - Friday 17 th January 2014 Railtour time again today but as we had to get to Langnau starting with the 07:02 from Zürich...
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16th January 2014 - Swiss circular

May 13, 2014 - Thursday 16 th January 2014 Today was a railtour free day though the RTC group were having a ride on the “Red Arrow” el...
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15th January 2014 - Steam Railmotor to Zug

May 12, 2014 - Wednesday 15 th January 2014 Not such an early start this morning as the ticket for today was a local ZVV “9 o’clock pa...
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14th January 2014 - We love to go a wandering

April 26, 2014 - Tuesday 14th January 2014 Making sure we that we got to Hardbrücke with plenty of time to spare meant that we could aff...
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12th & 13th January 2014 - And they're off

April 20, 2014 - Sunday 12th January 2014 It had been three months since our last trip abroad so itchy feet and the fact that we usually...
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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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16th July 2012 - Sunshine and Glaciers

August 17, 2012 - Monday 16 th July 2012 Having first checked yesterday’s “lok-dienst” to make sure that RhB 703 was allocated to freight...
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15th July 2012 - Day out with a Crocodile

August 15, 2012 - Sunday 15 th July 2012 Onto the good old 07:04 again this morning, changing at Thalwil for a trip to Landquart to ride...
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14th July 2012 - Failed again!

August 11, 2012 - 14 th July 2012 A perusal of the MGB diagrams yesterday led us to the conclusion that there were actually more loco hau...
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13th July 2012 - Another class cleared

August 11, 2012 - 13 th July 2012 Friday the 13 th, superstitious? Its just another day to us so off we go to Brig for another “play” on...
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12th July 2012 - Even more narrow gauge

August 11, 2012 - 12 th July 2012 Feeling rather starved of Re4/4 haulage, we decided on a trip to Basel to try and redress the situation...
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11th July 2012 - More narrow gauge

August 01, 2012 - 11 th July 2012 A re-run of two days ago saw us rolling across the road for the 07:01 to Zürich then the 07:32 from the...
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10th July 2012 - Station with a view

August 01, 2012 - 10 th July 2012 Not quite so early this morning and another trip to the MGB was on the cards as our aim was to cover th...
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9th July 2012 - The Chocolate train

July 31, 2012 - 9 th July 2012 A much earlier start today as we wanted to head off the BLS “Goldenpass” train which runs between Interl...
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7th & 8th July 2012 - Steam and diesel on the rack

July 31, 2012 - 7 th July 2012 Almost exactly two calendar months since we returned from Latvia and we were getting withdrawal symptoms...
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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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2nd February 2012 - A brief visit to Austria

March 13, 2012 - Thursday 2 nd February 2012 Woke up to falling snow this morning and it was still bitterly cold outside, luckily the ho...
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1st February 2012 - A long journey through five countries

March 13, 2012 - Wednesday 1 st February Here is the first part of a report covering two weeks mostly spent in Switzerland and Germany,...
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