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Date: 01/22/19 13:33
German Steam In Regular Service
Author: gregscholl

Test shot on this board
 




Date: 01/22/19 16:42
Re: German Steam In Regular Service
Author: andersonb109

There are several regularly scheduled narrow gauge steam services in the former East Germany, Not to say for sure there aren't any, but I'm not aware of any scheduled steam hauled standard gauge services in the country although there are special trains and the occasional plandampf. 



Date: 01/22/19 18:30
Re: German Steam In Regular Service
Author: gregscholl

To clarify I did not post the info, cause I wanted to see if the photo worked.  I don't post that many stills.  Anyway this is regular service in March of 1975.
I am not 100% sure of the location, as I could not find the castle on a map.  I believe its on the line from Lauda to Crailsheim.  This is a regular dailly train hauled by modern 2-6-2 class 023 engines, some built as late as 1958.  Its early morning and its cold with frost on the ground.  At this time Lauda had 4 lines radiating from this small town and all had steam. These engines were withdrawn later in 1975. I made trips to Europe in 1972, 1974, and 1975.
Greg Scholl
http://www.gregschollvideo.com



Date: 01/22/19 19:27
Re: German Steam In Regular Service
Author: Krokodil

Very nice shot. The castle in the background looks somewhat familiar. It looks very much like the Tauber valley. Maybe the milestone is readable in the original, that could pinpoint the location. Glad you had the morning sun, the Tauber valley was always overcast when I visited in winter time. Keep the steam pictures coming!

Thomas Eckhardt
Hurricane UT

https://www.flickr.com/photos/136031402@N06/albums/72157657222539954

 



Date: 01/23/19 06:35
Re: German Steam In Regular Service
Author: Bob3985

That's a great photo Greg. Thanks for sharing it with us. I always admire the German steam photos. I did get several shots of the narrow guage steam when I visited in 2002. It was a wonderful visit to the country of my ancestral heritage. I am sure you had a good visit there too.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 01/24/19 13:58
Re: German Steam In Regular Service
Author: Keystone1

Ja!



Date: 01/24/19 19:36
Re: German Steam In Regular Service
Author: Krokodil

Train is approaching Markelsheim from Igersheim (Lauda) with destination Crailsheim. The complex on top of the mountain is Burg Neuhaus castle, now a horse breeding facility, clearly visible on Google earth, as is the industrial complex to the right, a bit covered up. The Kilometer stone indicates 54 which als fits.

Lauda was a great place to be, always friendly railroaders!

Thomas Eckhardt


 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/24/19 19:41 by Krokodil.



Date: 01/24/19 19:58
Re: German Steam In Regular Service
Author: gregscholl

Krokodil Wrote:
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> Train is approaching Markelsheim from Igersheim
> (Lauda) with destination Crailsheim. The complex
> on top of the mountain is Burg Neuhaus castle, now
> a horse breeding facility, clearly visible on
> Google earth, as is the industrial complex to the
> right, a bit covered up. The Kilometer stone
> indicates 54 which als fits.
>
> Lauda was a great place to be, always friendly
> railroaders!
>
> Thomas Eckhardt
>
>
Thanks for the info on the location.  I knew it was in that general area.  As for Lauda we visited there two times on our 6 week 1974 trip and two times on the 1975 trip.  Ever hear of the two trains that raced there at 7 a.m. each morning.  One was Lauda to Wertheim, and the other Lauda to Wurzburg. Have some movies of the event 3 different days in 1974, and a few stills, plus one train in March 1975.  Problem was that time of year it was too dark for movies, but I did do some slides, and with Photoshop brightened them up a bit.  Very rare stuff with steam.  Will post them eventually perhaps.
Greg Scholl
http://www.gregschollvideo.com



Date: 01/24/19 22:27
Re: German Steam In Regular Service
Author: JimBaker

May I suggest in addition to posting the URL for the other Forum, you might just say someting like
"I have also posted this post on trhe "Foreign" Board at 00:25 Hours  as an example.

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



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