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Date: 03/15/17 10:42
Mainline Steam in Germany Day 4 Harz Mountains
Author: cp1400

Feb 28, 2017. Day 4 of 6 showing a recent IGE Steam Tour in Germany. My previous postings can be seen here:

Day 1: http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,4247326
Day 2: http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,4248090
Day 3: http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,4249054
 
Day 4 dawned gloomy and wet. Europe had experienced a warm and wet winter so expected snow in the Harz region was not to be. The IGE guests had chartered two Malley locos on the Harzgerode system to doublehead their charter train from Wernigerode to Nordhausen. Meanwhile their mainline train made a roundabout trip to reach Nordhausen for an afternoon run to Kassel.

1. On the Harz, a side by side departure was arranged leaving Drei Annen Hohne. On the left is the regular steam service to Brocken. On the right is the IGE charter to Nordhausen. There had to have been 200 photographers here for this departure including passengers off the charter train.

2. Near Elend the charter special works an uphill climb through the forest.

3. A photo halt and false departure was made at Sorge.


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Date: 03/15/17 10:45
Re: Mainline Steam in Germany Day 4 Harz Mountains
Author: cp1400

4. Departing Benneckenstein and rolling through the countryside. This special had just met the regular steam train that runs from Nordhausen to Drei Annen Hohne and up the Brocken daily.

5 & 6. Better weather greeted everyone at the Nordhausen. On sheds the two Malleys were receiving attention prior to their return to Wernigerode.
 

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Date: 03/15/17 10:48
Re: Mainline Steam in Germany Day 4 Harz Mountains
Author: cp1400

7. At Nordhausen the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (Harz Narrow Gauge) maintains an impressive station.
 
8. Meanwhile 41-096 was readying for the mainline departure from Nordhausen.
 
9. IGE passengers were back on the standard gauge train which departed Walkenreid in fine style destined for Kassel to end day 4.

Day 5 tomorrow as the IGE special goes into the mountains west of Kassel.
 

cp1400
 








Date: 03/15/17 11:17
Re: Mainline Steam in Germany Day 4 Harz Mountains
Author: Bob3985

Awesome photo coverage of quite a trip, thanks.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 03/15/17 11:26
Re: Mainline Steam in Germany Day 4 Harz Mountains
Author: co614

Makes me want to go to Germany tomorrow. Great series and many thanks for sharing with us steam starved American's.

   Ross Rowland



Date: 03/15/17 13:40
Re: Mainline Steam in Germany Day 4 Harz Mountains
Author: refarkas

Thank you for sharing these photos. You captured your railfan experience in an artistic way that helps many Trainorders members have an enlarged view of the world.
Bob



Date: 03/15/17 15:06
Re: Mainline Steam in Germany Day 4 Harz Mountains
Author: andersonb109

I can't think of anyplace else in the world where there is this volume of steam hauled regularly scheduled passenger trains year round.



Date: 03/16/17 06:37
Re: Mainline Steam in Germany Day 4 Harz Mountains
Author: ns1000

Nice pics!!



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