(Standard DVD) Country Collection - Germany: Volume 6
Run-time 85 mins
Extracts from the European Railway series of programmes.
Cologne - West: in our 60-min stop we saw Class 644, 425, 401, 101, 120, 140, 146, 151, 185, 189, & 66 amongst others. Non-stop action! A look at one of the most busiest main lines on the Rhein.
Immenstadt – class 218 action during one of the most busiest periods of the day. Fürth is located on busy lines to the north and sees up to 25 trains per hour. We see endangered class 614 units on local services; class 139, 140, 143, 151, 152, 156, 185 and 189 on freight, as well as classes 111, 143, 146 and ICE trainsets on passenger workings.
Steel - We call into the station at Volklingen & study rush-hour passenger & freight activity in July 2009. Class 112 & 143 electrics & class 425 multiple units feature on passenger workings, whilst class 203, 291 & 185 are seen on freight as well as a Swiss SBB Cargo Re4/4 working a train of molten steel. We also take a trip to Dillingen station, where various electrics are seen, including classes 481, CFL4000, SNCF BB37000, DB151, 185 & 155 on freight & class 143, 425 & 628 on passenger services.
Cologne – another visit is made to the busy avoiding lines around the city of Cologne, which see a considerable amount of freight and passenger workings, hauled by a wide variety of electric and diesel locomotive classes.
Cologne south is the station we are based at where we see classes 101, 140, 146, 151, 155, 182, 185, 189, 218 and 225, as well as Privately-operated euro class 66s.