(Standard DVD) European Railway: Issue 39 (Winter 2010/11)
1h and 22mins approx.
AUSTRIA - the River Inn valley east of Innsbruck accommodates one of the busiest stretches or railway in the country: we sample modern-day motive power in our July 2010 visit. Classes 1044, 1016, 1116, 1216, ICE, Railjet, 139, 185, 189 & 4024 all appear on a mixture of freight and passenger duties. Superb mountain scenery provides the backdrop in this photographic paradise.
GERMANY - we travel to the Rostock and Berlin mainline to the east of Hamburg, where we witness DB-Regio class 120 electrics at work as well as class 101 on intercity, class 143 on stopping services, and 145, 155, and a pair of elderly class 151s on freight duties. We also catch a class 101 at high-speed - we’ve not filmed one quite so fast before!
SWITZERLAND - a journey from on board the train as we travel over the snow-bound Oberralp Pass on the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn in February 2011.
BELGIUM - a look at traffic on the Gent to Antwerp mainline where passenger trains share tracks with frequent freight services. AM96 and class 27 are seen on passenger, while classes 12, 20, 26, 28 and SNCF BB36000 appear on freight trains. This surprisingly busy line offers a good variety of traffic for the general observer or photographer alike.
LUXEMBOURG - we track down one of the last remaining Class 1800 GM-powered diesels at work on freight duties, as well as other train-types including CFL class 3000, 4000 & Belgian class 13 electrics.
SWITZERLAND - Thun is situated on the classic BLS route and sees a wide variety of traffic types: we paid a visit in February 2011 as we witness a host of passenger and freight trains passing through this popular location.
GERMANY - our main feature in this issue comes 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 at this German railway hotspot.