Run-time: 1 hour and 35 mins approx.
Most of the video contained in this programme was first published In the DVD Magazine series: ‘European Railway’, Issues 39 to 41 and filmed between 2010 and 2011.
Koblenz: We begin the programme from the City of Koblenz situated close to the Mosel and Rhein rivers. It is a major rail artery and sees a wide variety of traffic. Classes 101, 110, 115, 120, 143, 145, 146, 152, 181, 182, 185, 401, 460 and diesel units all make an appearance.
Niederau: We see older types of locomotives working many of the passenger trains: we called in to Niederau station, north of Dresden, where classes 101, 143, 145, 155, 185, 189, ICE and 250 are witnessed. Freight services are seen, including Oil, engineers, stone, container & mixed.
Treuchtlinen to Ingolstadt: we visit the secondary mainline linking the junction town of Treuchtlingen with Ingolstadt. The line sees regional passenger as well as heavy freight flows to and from Ingolstadt. The line runs through the picturesque River Altmühl before it climbs out of the valley to the open countryside north-west of Ingolstadt. Classes, 101, 111, 145, 151, 152, 185 and 189 all feature in our July 2010 and April 2011 material.
We are off at Saarmund just to the south of Berlin where we witness freight train activity at this busy location. Class 151, 152, 155, 185, 189 electrics and class 203, 298 and 232 diesels all appear on heavy container and coal workings, as well as local trip freights to the nearby Seddin yard. We also visit central Berlin where classes 143 - including MEG-operated class 143s - & 120 appear on passenger workings. Finally we sample class 234 action at Angermunde and a brief look at classes 110 & 140.
Class 111s in action to the north and south of Nuremburg