(HD Blu-Ray) European Railway: Issue 46 (Autumn 2012)

(HD Blu-Ray) European Railway: Issue 46 (Autumn 2012)

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SWITZERLAND – activity around Landquart with locomotive-hauled trains, electric multiple units and shunting loco in action.

CZECH REPUBLIC - there’s snow on the ground as we see diesel traction on the line south of Jesenik. Classes 754, 751 and 810 on passenger and freight.

GERMANY – the village station at Blankenheim just west of Halle on the line to Kassel, is our chosen stopover. In this section we witness a mixture of local passenger and long-distance freight activity. Appearing are members of class 143, 155, 185, 189, 642, 482 and 701.

SPAIN - in August 2012 we look at the single-track diesel-only line north of Murcia. With spectacular scenery as a backdrop we study class 333 and 334 operations on trains soon to be replaced by more modern rolling stock.

FRANCE - a brief look at the diesel line linking Calais with Dunkerque. A diesel multiple unit and two locomotive-hauled freight trains make up the scene, including an ECR class 66.

BELGIUM - 2012 will be remembered for the withdrawal from service of class 23, 26 and class 20 electric locomotives. The class 20s date from 1975 and it is these that we capture on film for the very last time in their final few months of operation. Electric multiple, units, class 77 and class 28 locos also make up our study of passenger and freight operations on the mainline between Antwerpen and Gent.

POLAND - The line east of Gubin is our first featured section of track: here we capture freight-only operations with class 232 and ST43 providing the power. Next we move to Zagañ as a diesel railcar mixes it with a class ST43-powered freight.

AUSTRIA - this section comes from the tortuous Semmering Pass mainline to the south-west of Vienna. Classes 1044, 1142,1144, 1116 and 4020 are the all-star cast featured on a mixture of passenger and freight turns.