(Standard DVD) European Railway: Issue 22 (Autumn 2006)
The video magazine for the continental enthusiast. Run-time approx 70 mins.
France: The type BB8500 and BB25500 electrics working suburban services to the west of Paris are expected to be withdrawn once the delivery of new BB27300 locos begins. We take a look at the 'old order' as well as electric multiple units at work in July 2006.
Germany: Hamburg is one of the busiest freight centres in Germany: we visit the massive Maschen Yard to the south of the city as well as calling at adjacent suburban stations to view the traffic on lines feeding into the complex.
Belgium: Antwerpen is a hive of activity and is home to a wide mix of diesel locomotives, some only found at work in the port area. A number of shunters and mainline locos are seen in action in 1999, 2004 and 2006.
Austria: The Arlberg route in western Austria connects the country with Switzerland and Germany and provides for a wide mix of train types, almost all locomotive hauled over this steeply graded route. We spend a summer's evening capturing the action just east of Bludenz.
Slovakia: We call at Topolnica station situated on the electrified route east of Bratislava, where classes 240 and 263 dominate the motive power scene.
Switzerland: The first in a two-part survey of narrow-gauge lines in the Jungfrau region of the Berner-Oberland, south of Interlaken. We begin at Lauterbrunnen before ascending to Kleine Scheidegg - the junction for the Jungfrau Bahn - situated some 2061 metres above sea-level.