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Date: 01/10/19 19:58
German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: DKay

Looks to be a tad cold for operations currently in Germany.
Regards,dK
  






Date: 01/10/19 20:24
Re: German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: lynnpowell

Derailment???



Date: 01/10/19 20:32
Re: German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: DKay

lynnpowell Wrote:
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> Derailment???

A C&P from the Media article.....''
''This week, the train came to a halt in thick snow near Wernigerode, Germany, after the gears iced over in a formidable snowdrift.'' 



Date: 01/10/19 21:56
Re: German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: Odyssey

Thanks for sharing the wintry scene ...

and that's something ya don't see everyday!

Odyssey
Evergreen, CO



Date: 01/11/19 01:37
Re: German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: andersonb109

Looks like the line up to the Brocken. We did a photo charter there a few years back. Zero snow until we got near the summit. You pay your money, you take your chance.



Date: 01/11/19 06:48
Re: German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: Bob3985

Looks like someone should have called for the rotary plow.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 01/11/19 06:55
Re: German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: King_Coal

Neat photo. Love the guy with the snow blower. Looks like he's trying to clear my driveway!

The locomotive looks pretty frosted. So here's a steam-era predicament: If all the steam has condensed and turned to ice, how would the pistons work with ice inside? It looks like the crew has lit a fire under the cylinders. Maybe that's the solution? Otherwise you'd have to disconnect the side rods?

On a diesel, at least you could roll it.



Date: 01/11/19 10:42
Re: German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: Lackawanna484

Icing over an active steam engine sounds like something that shouldn't be possible.

The Lackawanna Railroad used the exhaust from its 2-8-2 locomotives to clear crusted ice from overhead electric lines in sleet storms.

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Date: 01/11/19 10:47
Re: German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: 86235

99 234 was trapped on Tuesday near the summit station on the Brocken on a scheduled train from Wernigerode. It was dug out and returned to Westerntor depot in Wernigerode on Thursday. The frozen motion had to be removed to allow it to be towed back down the mountain

https://www.harzkurier.de/region/article216180229/Eingeschneite-Brockenbahn-nach-3-Tagen-Arbeit-ausgebuddelt.html?fbclid=IwAR3x8o-UXCCfXDH3n4-2Vl9CCGi5ZuwMkR9I9pMjm5fGC2EihjozKP9SlzI



Date: 01/11/19 15:41
Harzer Schmalspurbahnen: Steam Locomotive Stuck in Deep Snow
Author: Milepost_130




Date: 01/11/19 17:13
Re: German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: 3rd_Raton

Here's a thread from DREHSCHEIBE-Online (German version of Trainorders) concerning the snowbound steam train -

HSB - Brocken Traffic stopped due to snow
https://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?108,8800921
https://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?002,8802344

The national operator DB is also having problem with the heavy snow in southern Germany -
https://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?002,8803614
https://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?002,8801584

Google Translate will give you a passable English version of the above threads.
 



Date: 01/11/19 19:15
Re: German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: King_Coal

Ha! Didn't understand a word they said, but the locomotive and scenery are impressive. :-)



Date: 01/13/19 00:47
Re: German preserved steam near Wernigerode.
Author: 86235

Happened again yesterday on the line up to the Brocken, 99 7232 this time.



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