Selke Valley Railway in Harz

Railway station of Alexisbad, Germany

The Selke Valley Railway (Selketalbahn) connects the places Quedlingburg and Hasselfelde/Eisfelder Talmühle with a branch to Harzgerode. It is part of the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways (Harzer Schmalspurbahnen), the largest narrow gauge network in Germany. At my first visit I took a ride from Alexisbad to Gernrode.

Rail snowplow in Wörgl

Rail snowplow in Wörgl, Austria

Rail snowplow 9981 9592 506-5 seen at railway station Wörgl in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

Mural in Deutsch-Wagram

Mural in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria

Interesting mural seen at an abandoned building next to the railway station of Deutsch-Wagram. It shows a train dating back to the first days of passenger trains in Austria. On 23rd November 1837 the first steam train of the Austrian empire started to run from Floridsdorf to Deutsch-Wagram.