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Diesel railcar ÖBB 5144

Diesel rail car ÖBB 5144 in Semmering, Austria

A hike over the Semmering Pass regularly ends for me in front of the railcar ÖBB 5144. This piece dating from 1951 stands on a museum track next to the building of the Semmering station. Unfortunately, it is inaccessible. So you can only enjoy the interior by a peek through its windows.

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Nerobergbahn in Wiesbaden

Nerobergbahn in Wiesbaden, Germany

The Nerobergbahn was built in 1888 as a funicular railway driven by water counterbalancing and is still operated with this technology. It connects the Nerotal Valley with the Neroberg Hill, a lookout high over Wiesbaden.

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Myths Railways

Seehas Railway in Constance

Seehas Railway in front of the council building

The Seehas Railway is a rail link between Konstanz and Engen. The name doesn’t derive from the existing fish ‘Seehase‘ (lumpsucker), but from a fabulous creature supposed to live in the western part of Lake Constance. People there believe the ‘Seehas’ is a hybrid of a rabbit and a fish.

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Dual-gauge railway in Karlsruhe

Dual-gauge railway in Karlsruhe, Germany

An interesting detail in the streets of Karlsruhe: The remains of a former dual-gauge railway which used three rails.

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High speed train Frecciargento in Bolzano

High speed train Frecciargento in Bolzano

The Frecciargento (top speed 160 mph) belongs together with the Frecciarossa (190 mph) and the Frecciabianca (160 mph) to the group of Italian high-speed trains. The train depicted above is waiting in the central station of Bolzano for the exit towards Rome. [German].

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Talent 2 at railway station Halle (Saale)

Talent 2 at the railway station of Halle (Saale), Germany

The Talent 2 is a multiple unit railcar manufactured by Bombardier Transportation. The first trains were produced in 2008. The design of the cab ends made Germans call this type of train Hamsterbacke (hamster cheek). The depicted train is run by the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland.

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S-Bahn station Quartier Belvedere in Vienna

Subterranean station 'Quartier Belvedere' in Vienna, AustriaIn 2012 the former S-Bahn station Wien Südbahnhof was renamed into Quartier Belvedere. The walls of the modernized station are covered with illustrations and historical info about the gone railway station Südbahnhof and some promotion for the nearby 21er Haus and Belvedere.

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Locomotives Railways

Molli spa railway in Mecklenburg

Steam locomotive 99 2321-0 (1932) in Mecklenburg, Germany

The Molli spa railway (Mecklenburgische Bäderbahn “Molli”) is a narrow-gauge steam-powered railway in Mecklenburg connecting several spas on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The locomotive depicted above was built by Orenstein & Koppel in 1932. It is a piece of the DRG Class 99.32.

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ÖBB BR 4746 ‘Cityjet’ in Bruck/Mur

ÖBB BR 4746 'Cityjet' in Bruck an der Mur, Austria

An ÖBB BR 4746 ‘Cityjet’ is leaving the railway station Bruck an der Mur heading to Graz. This train is a brand-new one which was established in the Austrian rail network on December 13th, 2015.

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Diesel railcar ÖBB 5047 in Hainfeld

Diesel railcar ÖBB 5047 at the railway station of Hainfeld, Austria

The diesel railcar ÖBB 5047 was produced by the Tyrolean Jenbacher Werke in the years 1987-1995. It replaced several older railcars such as the ÖBB 5144. I few of them were sold to competitors of the ÖBB, e.g. to the Hugarian-Austrian Raaberbahn AG.

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Suspension Railway in Dresden

Structure of the suspension railway in Dresden, Germany

View of the suspension railway connecting the districs of Loschwitz and Oberloschwitz in Dresden. The pic was taken from a passing paddle steamer driving along the river Elbe. The pecularity of this suspension railway (Schwebebahn) is the fact that it is cable-drawn like a funicular railway.

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Railways

Mariazell Railway in Austria

Railway station in Mariazell, Austria

The Mariazell Railway (Mariazellerbahn) is an electrically operated narrow-gauge railway which connects the Lower Austrian capital of Sankt Pölten with the Styrian pilgrimage centre of Mariazell.