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Austrian Railways 1978

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Plinthed locos at Linz

12 February 1978



Plinthed locos at Linz

12 February 1978



Plinthed locos at Linz

12 February 1978



Linz HBf and a tram

12 February 1978



399.04 on shed at Gmund

12 February 1978



Gmund

12 February 1978



Snow Plough at Gmund

12 February 1978



399.01 at Gmund

12 February 1978



Gmund with NG diesels

12 February 1978



399.01 at Gmund

12 February 1978



Transporter Wagons

12 February 1978



Czech 2-10-0 556.0506 at Gmund

12 February 1978



Czech 2-10-0 556.0506 at Gmund

12 February 1978



Czech 2-10-0 556.0506 at Gmund

12 February 1978



Czech 2-10-0 556.0506 at Gmund

12 February 1978



Czech 2-10-0 556.0506 at Gmund

12 February 1978



Czech 2-10-0 556.0506 at Gmund

12 February 1978



Train from Gross Gerungs arrives at Gmund

12 February 1978



556.0506 arrives at Gmund from Czechoslovakia

12 February 1978



Gmund

12 February 1978



Gmund

12 February 1978



Gmund

12 February 1978



Gmund

12 February 1978



Wulkaprodersdorf

13 February 1978



2095.12 on Gross Gerungs train at Gmund

12 February 1978



Train for Altnagelburg line at Gmund (no steam - Grrr!)

12 February 1978



The Czechoslovakian border

12 February 1978



The Czechoslovakian border

12 February 1978



The Czechoslovakian border

12 February 1978



Altnagelburg

12 February 1978



Altnagelburg

12 February 1978



Altnagelburg

12 February 1978



Ebenfurth

13 February 1978



Ebenfurth

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 123 at Wulkaprodersdorf

1 3 February 1978



Wulkaprodersdorf

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 123 at Wulkaprodersdorf

13 February 1978



Wulkaprodersdorf

13 February 1978



GySEV train from Pamhagen approaches Neuseidl am See

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 approaches Neuseidl am See from Pamhagen

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 approaches Neuseidl am See from Pamhagen

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 approaches Neuseidl am See from Pamhagen

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 approaches Neuseidl am See from Pamhagen

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 approaches Neuseidl am See from Pamhagen

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 shunts at Neuseidl am See

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 shunts at Neuseidl am See

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 shunts at Neuseidl am See

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 shunts at Neuseidl am See

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 shunts at Neuseidl am See

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 shunts at Neuseidl am See

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 Departs from Neuseidl am See for Pamhagen

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 Departs from Neuseidl am See for Pamhagen

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 Departs from Neuseidl am See for Pamhagen

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 Departs from Neuseidl am See for Pamhagen

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 Departs from Neuseidl am See for Pamhagen

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 124 Departs from Neuseidl am See for Pamhagen

13 February 1978



GySEV Diesel Railcar at Neuseidl

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 123 departs from Wulkaprodersdorf for Sopron

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 123 departs from Wulkaprodersdorf for Sopron

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 123 departs from Wulkaprodersdorf for Sopron

13 February 1978



GySEV 2-6-2T 123 departs from Wulkaprodersdorf for Sopron

13 February 1978



A westbound GySEV freight passes Wulkaprodersdorf with a "Kriegslok" 2-10-0 at each end

13 February 1978



A westbound GySEV freight passes Wulkaprodersdorf with a "Kriegslok" 2-10-0 at each end

13 February 1978



A westbound GySEV freight passes Wulkaprodersdorf with a "Kriegslok" 2-10-0 at each end

13 February 1978



A westbound GySEV freight passes Wulkaprodersdorf with a "Kriegslok" 2-10-0 at each end

13 February 1978



A westbound GySEV freight passes Wulkaprodersdorf with a "Kriegslok" 2-10-0 at each end

13 February 1978



By taking an OBB train from Wiener Neustadt through Sopron to Deutschkreutz we were able to view the MAV and Gysev sheds at Sopron. Here we wre invading the boozer at the tiny station at Deutschkreutz

14 February 1978



The return train for Wiener Neustadt at Deutschkreutz

14 February 1978



Looking back from Austria to Hungary

14 February 1978



Approaching the bottom of the Semmering Pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



Running through the Semmering pass

14 February 1978



GKB (Graz Koflacker Bahn) station in Graz

14 February 1978



GKB station in Graz

14 February 1978



GKB Shed in Graz

14 February 1978



GKB Shed in Graz

14 February 1978



GKB Shed in Graz

14 February 1978



GKB station in Graz

14 February 1978



GKB station in Graz

14 February 1978



GKB station in Graz

14 February 1978



Vordenberg

15 February 1978



Vordenberg

15 February 1978



Vordenberg - 07.30 empties from Donnewitz to Eisenerz climb the rack

15 February 1978



Vordenberg

15 February 1978



Vordenberg

15 February 1978



Vordenberg

15 February 1978



Vordenberg

15 February 1978



97.201 leads the 07.30

15 February 1978



97.201

15 February 1978



97.201

15 February 1978



97.217 on the rear of the 07.30

15 February 1978



97.217 on the rear of the 07.30

15 February 1978



The 07.30 continues on up the valley

15 February 1978



08.30 Railbus climbs up

15 February 1978



A downhill railbus

15 February 1978



The intermediate halt at Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



The 09.30 empties had a diesel on the front

15 February 1978



but 97.204 was on the rear

15 February 1978



97.204

15 February 1978



97.204

15 February 1978



97.204

15 February 1978



The loaded return of the 07.30 passes Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



The loaded return of the 07.30 passes Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



The loaded return of the 07.30 passes Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



The loaded return of the 07.30 passes Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



The loaded return of the 07.30 passes Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



The 09.30 returned with only one loco, having left the diesel up at the mine

15 February 1978



The 09.30 returning

15 February 1978



The 15.30 above Vordenberg Markt viewed from up the valley

15 February 1978



The 15.30 above Vordenberg Markt viewed from up the valley

15 February 1978



The 15.30 passes

15 February 1978



97.203 on the 15.30 near Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



97.203 on the 15.30 near Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



97.203 on the 15.30 near Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



97.203 on the 15.30 near Glasslebremse

15 February 1978



97.201 on the rear of the 15.30

15 February 1978



97.201 on the rear of the 15.30

15 February 1978



97.201 on the rear of the 15.30

15 February 1978



97.201 on the rear of the 15.30

15 February 1978



15.30 climbs up the valley

15 February 1978



Looking down on Vordenberg Markt

15 February 1978



2-10-2 197.303 dumped at Vordenberg shed

15 February 1978



2-12-2 296-401 stuffed at Vordenberg

15 February 1978



The 07.30 on our second day

16 February 1978



The 07.30 on our second day

16 February 1978



The 07.30 on our second day

16 February 1978



The 07.30 on our second day

16 February 1978



The 07.30 on our second day

16 February 1978



The 07.30 on our second day

16 February 1978



97.217 on the front of the 07.30

16 February 1978



97.217 on the front of the 07.30

16 February 1978



The banker on the 07.30

16 February 1978



The banker on the 07.30

16 February 1978



97.208 (2 weeks ex-works!) on a snow-clearing train at Vordenberg Markt

16 February 1978



97.208

16 February 1978



On the lowest section of rack below Vordenberg Markt, 2-10-2T 197.301 charges downhill with the snowplough

16 February 1978



197.301

16 February 1978



197.301

16 February 1978



The 09.30 climbs up from Vordenberg to Vordenberg Markt, again headed by the diesel

16 February 1978



with 97.204 on the rear

16 February 1978



97.204 on the rear of the 09.30

16 February 1978



97.204

16 February 1978



97.204

16 February 1978



97.204

16 February 1978



The town square at Vordenberg Markt

16 February 1978



The town square at Vordenberg Markt

16 February 1978



The Gasthof "Gruber" at Vordenberg Markt

16 February 1978



The afternoon (14.30) run comes up from Vordenberg to Vordenberg Markt

16 February 1978



The 14.30 comes up from Vordenberg

16 February 1978



The 14.30 comes up from Vordenberg

16 February 1978



The 14.30 comes up from Vordenberg

16 February 1978



The 14.30 comes up from Vordenberg

16 February 1978



The 14.30 up crosses the loaded back working of the 09.30, this time with the diesel on the front

16 February 1978



The rear engine on the 14.30

16 February 1978



The rear engine on the 14.30

16 February 1978



The 14.30 runs through Vordenberg Markt

16 February 1978



and hits the rack beyond

16 February 1978



The loaded train resumes its descent

16 February 1978



and the empties continue into the distance

16 February 1978



View up the valley with the afternoon empties climbing to Eisenerz. Next week the diesels took over completely!

16 February 1978



0-E-0 shunter 1080.02 at Heiflau in the dusk

16 February 1978



Heiflau

16 February 1978



Train for Eisenerz leaving Heiflau

16 February 1978



Heiflau

16 February 1978



Garsten, lower terminus of the Steyrtalbahn with the early morning train from Grunberg arriving

17 February 1978



Feldbahn 0-8-0T 699.103 pilots the first train into Grunberg

17 February 1978



After servicing, 298.52 brings the stock back into Garsten for a return trip to Grunberg

17 February 1978



298.52 at Garsten

17 February 1978



298.52

17 February 1978



298.51 with the next departure for Grunberg

17 February 1978



699.103 at Garsten shed

17 February 1978



Garsten Shed

17 February 1978



Buffet Car (!)

17 February 1978



699.103 at the coaling stage at Garsten

17 February 1978



The daily freight that ran all the way to Klaus, including a passenger coach for the WRS party

17 February 1978



Daily freight at Garsten

17 February 1978



The freight waits at Ashach to cross a passenger train

17 February 1978



298.52 arrives at Ashach returning from Grunberg

17 February 1978



Crossing at Ashach

17 February 1978



Awaiting the orders for shunting at Waldneukirchen

17 February 1978



Shunting at Waldneukirchen

17 February 1978



Shunting at Waldneukirchen, where we picked up a number of empty timber wagons

17 February 1978



Grunberg

17 February 1978



Grunberg

17 February 1978



A photo run-past leaving Grunberg

17 February 1978



A photo run-past leaving Grunberg

17 February 1978



Some intrepid chasers

17 February 1978



Shunting at an intermediate station between Grunberg and Molln

17 February 1978



An intermediate station between Grunberg and Molln

17 February 1978



Unloading the road van

17 February 1978



Molln where much shunting took place before we left with a very full load

17 February 1978



Chris Thomas gives a helping hand

17 February 1978



Shunting at Molln

17 February 1978



The train complete for the final run through to Klaus

17 February 1978



Frank was still trying to keep up with us

17 February 1978



Looking back down the train

17 February 1978



We stopped for a photo run-past over this spectacular bridge near Klaus

17 February 1978



Photo run-past over a bridge near Klaus

17 February 1978



Photo run-past over a bridge near Klaus

17 February 1978



Photo run-past over a bridge near Klaus

17 February 1978



Photo run-past over a bridge near Klaus

17 February 1978



Arrival at Klaus in a snow storm

17 February 1978



Back at Molln, 298.52 being serviced

17 February 1978



The last light of the day sees a Molln - Garsten train arriving into Grunberg

17 February 1978



A morning train from Grunberg to Garsten arrives at Sarning behind 298.51

18 February 1978



298.51 with a morning train from Grunberg to Garsten at Sarning

18 February 1978



298.52 comes up the bank from Garsten to Sarning with the Snow Plough

18 February 1978



298.52 comes up the bank from Garsten to Sarning with the Snow Plough

18 February 1978



298.52 comes up the bank from Garsten to Sarning with the Snow Plough

18 February 1978



298.52 comes up the bank from Garsten to Sarning with the Snow Plough

18 February 1978



298.25 arrives at Sarning with a train for Grunberg

18 February 1978



298.25 arrives at Sarning with a train for Grunberg

18 February 1978



298.25 at Waldneukirchen

18 February 1978



Waldneukirchen

18 February 1978



Waldneukirchen

18 February 1978



298.25 returns to Garsten across the bridge at Waldneukirchen

18 February 1978



298.25 on the bridge at Waldneukirchen

18 February 1978



298.25 on the bridge at Waldneukirchen

18 February 1978



View from above of a train leaving Grunberg for Molln

18 February 1978



View from above of a train leaving Grunberg for Molln

18 February 1978



View from above of a train leaving Grunberg for Molln

18 February 1978



View from above of a train leaving Grunberg for Molln

18 February 1978



View from above of a train leaving Grunberg for Molln

18 February 1978



View from above of a train leaving Grunberg for Molln

18 February 1978



View from above of a train leaving Grunberg for Molln

18 February 1978



View from above of a train leaving Grunberg for Molln

18 February 1978



Grunberg with a train from Molln returning to Garsten, double headed with the snow plough on the back

18 February 1978



Grunberg with a train from Molln returning to Garsten, double headed with the snow plough on the back

18 February 1978



Grunberg with a train from Molln returning to Garsten, double headed with the snow plough on the back

18 February 1978



Grunberg with a train from Molln returning to Garsten, double headed with the snow plough on the back

18 February 1978



Grunberg with a train from Molln returning to Garsten, double headed with the snow plough on the back

18 February 1978



298.25 leaves Grunberg for Molln

18 February 1978



298.25 leaves Grunberg for Molln

18 February 1978



298.25 leaves Grunberg for Molln

18 February 1978



298.25 returns to Grunberg from Molln

18 February 1978



298.25 at Grunberg with a Molln - Garsten train

18 February 1978



298.25 at Grunberg with a Molln - Garsten train

18 February 1978



298.25 at Grunberg with a Molln - Garsten train

18 February 1978

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I was born in 1953 and educated at Tonbridge and Bristol University. Since then I have been employed on the Railways, most of the time in the West Midlands. From 1980 I lived in Wolverhampton, and for the last 20 years in Bridgnorth