(Standard DVD) European Railway: Issue 23 (Winter 2006/07)
The video magazine for the continental enthusiast. Run-time approx 75 mins
Germany - a look at operations on the Lobenstein branch to Blankenstein. We look at modern day freight and passenger workings, including class 204 and 290 diesels as well as a fascinating look back to operations in 1996, when a 'Plandampf' event saw some of the workings handed over to steam operation, including the use of Cl 50, 52 and 58 locos - an example of ?then and now? workings.
France - a study of the northern section of the Bezier to Neussargues railway: this rural line is part of a 283-kilometre electrified route from the south coast and features one of the most impressive railway bridges in France - the Garabit viaduct, which featured in the film 'The Cassandra Crossing'. BB8600 and BB67400 locos are seen at work in splendid rural scenery.
Germany - the RWE Rheinbraun: a look at the impressive, privately-operated, lignite railway to the west of Cologne. The company operates a fleet of new and older industrial electric locomotives on a network stretching over 300km.
Lineside Interlude: Italian passenger trains on a viaduct north of Orvieto.
Mainline action: as we study diesel and electric-hauled services in Hungary on the route north of Debrecen.
Czech Republic: we visit Hru ovany nad Jeví ovkou a rural junction town to the south of Brno. Class 742 and 771 diesels are seen as well as class 809, 810 and 842 diesel units.
Switzerland - part 2 of our journey up the Jungfrau: from Kleine Scheidegg we follow the narrow-gauge trains on the Jungfraubahn as they make their way up the Jungfrau mountain towards the highest station in Europe. The scenery is superb as our visit coincides with cloudless skies and snow-covered mountain tops. We then continue our journey along the Wengernalpbahn down to Grindelwald and the terminus station with the Berner Oberland Bahn. The trains seen are a mixture of brand-new and older stock dating from the late 1950s and early 1960s to the present day.