INTERNATIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO BLN 1267 22 OCTOBER 2016
BRANCH LINE NEWS
This newsletter covers the World outside the British Isles from information
supplied by members.
Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Compilers or of the Society.
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BLNI 1265.371 reported that Le Train du Pays
Cathare et du Fenouillèdes (TPCF) hope to
extend from St.Martin-Lys to Quillan in 2018,
thereby creating a through line connecting
with SNCF at Quillan. A correspondent took
advantage of the tourist train from Rivesaltes
to Axat to set off and walk the 8km or so of the
closed railway from nearby St.-Martin-Lys to
Quillan. He found that almost the entire line
can be walked, including the tunnels and all
but one bridge which was gated and required a
3 km diversion along a river to find a road
The picture, taken on the St.-Martin-Lys to
Belvianes-et-Cavirac section, illustrates the
spectacular character of the line as well as its
present use for long sections as a public
recreation amenity. With the formation
complete and unobstructed re-opening
certainly looks feasible.
 France – Draisines end on Vélorail de Haute-Provence
Since 2012 draisines have operated on the closed line between Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban and Digne
over the 5km Mallemoisson to Champtercier section. This ended from 1 June when an agreement expired
and was not renewed but there are plans to reopen the operation.
 France - Electrification of Gretz to Troyes approved
The financing package package for the electrification of Gretz - Troyes (and Provins) was finally signed
officially by the parties assembled at the prefecture of Troyes on 13 September. The work will be staged.
The first stage is underway with a new signal box at Romilly-sur-Seine with work beginning in 2017. Gretz -
Nogent will be completed in 2021, as well as Longueville - Provins (7km). Nogent - Troyes will be
completed by 2022. Services are currently provided by Intercité Class CC 72100 and corail stock. The
Ministry of Transport is negotiating with Grand Est Region to convert the Intercité (IC) trains from Paris to
Troyes and Belfort to TER status. The outcome of these negotiations is that the government will fund the
purchase of 12 bi-mode 200km/h Alstom Regiolis Liners in return for Grand Est taking over the services.
Item courtesy of the SNCF Society.
 France - Charleville to Givet in danger?
Another line in trouble is Charleville-Mézières to Givet, a sinuous route along the banks of the Meuse.
SNCF and SNCB failed to agree to re-open the border crossing that would have allowed Charleville - Namur
services. Funds from Brussels were available for that project, but they have now been lost. A sum of over
60 million euros is needed to renew the line, but only a few million euros a year are being spent. Speed
restrictions render the line more and more unattractive to a population more than ready to use a properly
organised and reliable service. Item courtesy of the SNCF Society.
 France – Bordeaux area news
Echo du Rail no. 406 reports that Europorte are giving up on their efforts to generate container traffic by
rail through Le Verdon. This can't be good news for the Pointe-de-Grave line. However, the short branch at
Bordeaux from Bassens to Le Bec d'Ambès (on the east bank of the Garonne) was returned to traffic from
29 July after heavy rebuilding and speed increase, by Capirail (SNCF Réseau, le Grand Port de Bordeaux and
several of the line's users).
 France – Châteauneuf to Orléans reopening finally on track?
This proposed reopening has been discussed for many years, but a recent successful application for a
European grant has moved the whole process forward. The works, which should start in2018 after a public
inquiry and declaration of public utility, are estimated at nearly 200 million euros. Commissioning of the 27
km line is planned for 2021.
 Germany – Progress with reopening of Kiel to Schönberger Strand
Schleswig-Holstein Transport Minister Reinhard Meyer attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the
future Kiel-Ellerbek station on 30 August, marking the start of work to reinstate regular passenger services
on the 26 km Kiel – Schönberger Strand line which ceased in the early 1980s. Kiel-Ellerbek and Oppendorf
stations should be completed by December. The Kiel – Oppendorf section of the route could open by the
end of this year but the second phase to Schönberger Strand has yet to have an opening date announced.
 Germany – RB23 services to resume previous route
BLNI 1249.023 reported that RB23 Potsdam to Seddin and Michendorf services had been diverted to end
at Beelitz-Heilstätten instead, using the (normally) freight only north to west curve from Lienewitz (Abzw
Lia) to Beelitz-Heilstätten. From the December timetable change this arrangement ends and RB23 services
will resume their previous route to Seddin and Michendorf. In communist days, the only passenger
services over the curve between Lienewitz (Abzw Lia) and Beelitz-Heilstätten were corridor trains to/from
West Berlin, which must have been very frustrating if you were an East German gricer!
 Germany - Part closure of Pfefferminzbahn confirmed
Confirmation of the partial closure of the Pfefferminzbahn (Sömmerda – Großheringen) mentioned in BLNI
1255.174 comes with the news that Erfurter Bahn have won the contract for the Sömmerda – Buttstädt
section starting in December 2017. Closure of the Buttstädt - Grossheringen section will be from 9
December because Land Sachsen-Anhalt is unwilling to fund the 5 km (out of 41 km) of the line that passes
 Germany - Hannover freight line to see daily use
New operator Locomore will be running a daily Stuttgart to Berlin Lichtenberg service from the 14
December, and to avoid reversal at Hannover Hbf will run via Hannover Linden. The route (northbound in
this case) is from Göttingen to Hannover Wülfel, then onto line 1750 through Hannover Linden, to join the
Minden to Hannover line at Abzw Letter. Timings can be found at https://locomore.com/de/fahrplan.html
 Germany – New connection at Gera opening soon
BLNI 1231.143 reported that a new connection was being built
linking the Gera - Saalfeld (KBS 555) route with the Gera
Debschwitz - Plauen unt Bf - Weischlitz route (KBS 541). This
will result in the closure of a section of KBS 541 south of Gera-
Debschwitz and of Gera Ost station, a distance of
approximately 4.7km. It has now been announced that the
connection will open on 24 October and not at the timetable
change in December. So the last day of service over the old line
is 23 October.
 Hungary - Visit to Vidam Park Railway
The Vidam Park Railway is in Debrecen and is situated in a fun fair which has many 1980's looking rides and
which all feels a bit run down. The Park can be reached by taking tram 1 to near the football stadium and
Zoo. If you walk past the zoo the entrance is about 5 minutes further along. A combined entrance and
railway ticket is 500HUF. The narrow gauge railway has a standard type locomotive GV4505 and hauls four
open carriages around the park.
 Italy - Portomaggiore to Dogato finally opens
The 13.2 km Portomaggiore - Dogato line finally opened on 3 October, 16 years after the construction
work started! Most of the work was done between 2000 and 2003 at a cost of about 20 million euro.
However, the line lay unused for 13 years owing to its not being connected up with Portomaggiore RFI
station! This was finally achieved only in 2013. There are 4 trains each way Monday - Friday only. It seems
to be implied that this will improve after the 11 December timetable change. Times at:
 Italy - Sacile to Gemona reopening looks definite
Located in North East Italy, the 75km railway from Sacile to Gemona del Friuli closed 6 July 2012 after a
landslip. Poor patronage had meant that the line had been under threat for some time before this. But
now a Memorandum of Understanding has been agreed between the Region, the Italian Railway Network
(RFI) and the FS Fondazione to reopen the entire line, and is to be signed by the end of November.
Planning has already started on the necessary infrastructure work. It will be ‘the first Italian railway line
that will see a joint management between local and tourist-cultural service of public transport services’.
Presumably this means that the region will run the scheduled passenger services and the FS Fondazione
will run tourist trains. No timescale has yet been set for the reopening.
 Russia (European) – Moskva metro expands
A northern extension of metro Line 10 was inaugurated on 16 September. The 5.6 km extension takes the
Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line from Marina Roscha to Petrovsko-Razumovskaya, with intermediate stations
at Butyrskaya and Fonvizinskaya. Cross-platform interchange with Line 9 is provided at Petrovsko-
Razumovskaya, while Fonvizinskaya offers interchange to the monorail line’s Ulitsa Malashenkova station.
A further 8 km, three-station extension north from Petrovsko-Razumovskaya to Seligerskaya is planned to
open in 2017. This will include a new depot at Likhobory. More extensions are planned in 2025-30. Later
this year a western extension of Line 8 from Park Pobedy to Ramenki is due to open, along with the second
ring line’s first phase from Delovoy Tsentr to Petrovsky Park.
 Serbia and Montenegro - Trip report 19-26 July (Part 2)
Thursday 21 July: Another hot day in prospect, and a simple plan to go to Podgorica to do the branch to
Nikšić and then retrace their steps. There was a choice of trains from Bar to Podgorica and they chose to
use the 09:00 Beograd train, which should have had the same set of stock that they had travelled on the
previous day but had in fact been completely reformed with 3 ZPCG SKs, the same SB restaurant, a ZPCG
FK and the same two sleepers. Again the ZPCG coaches were all air conditioned and well maintained and
they therefore enjoyed a luxurious ride as far as Podgorica, behind 461-029 again. While waiting at Bar
they saw the overnight train from Beograd arrive, 72 minutes late which was beginning to look like a
typical performance on this line.
They had just over an hour to wait at Podgorica and even at 10:00 in the morning it was already extremely
hot and essential to wear a hat to avoid a sun-burnt head! There is a maintenance depot here and apart
from a couple of serviceable diesels it contained dumped examples from class 642, 661 and 744. There was
an old class 412 RVZ-Riga built four-car EMU working the local service from/to Bar, but unlike the Serbian
examples seen before this unit had been refurbished with new seats and windows and although "tagged"
looked fairly comfortable. The unit to form their train came in from Nikšić in the form of one of the new
CAF built class 6111 emus, which include air conditioning and are very pleasant. As departure time for
Nikšić came around the overnight train from Subotica to Bar arrived, some 87 minutes late. Oh dear!
The Nikšić branch, which was electrified and reopened in 2012 after a period with no service, climbs
steadily over its entire length. At Danilovgrad the train is scheduled to cross another service and it seemed
the driver was expecting this as well because he alighted and lit up a cigarette. However it never appeared
and the driver was hustled back into the cab to continue the journey. Our members could only think that
the train had been cancelled. At Nikšić there is an active steelworks and in the yard next to the station
there was an empty rake of box wagons waiting to head back to Podgorica behind 461-042. They had only
20 minutes at the terminus, which boasts a nicely restored station building, before heading back on the
same unit towards Podgorica. This time they did cross another passenger service at Danilovgrad and the
freight they had seen earlier at Nikšić was also waiting in the loop here. Back at Podgorica they had over 90
minutes to wait for the next train to Bar so it was obviously time for a drink and a light meal outside the
station. The train back to Bar, the 15:20 local train, was formed of the class 412 EMU that had been
observed earlier and although not air conditioned the refurbishment that it had received made it quite
Friday 22 July: Yet another hot day in prospect and another simple plan for the day, the 09:00 Beograd
train from Bar as far as Požega and then the local train from there to Kraljevo. However the timekeeping
that they had seen on the main line made them concerned about their preferred 15 minute connection at
Požega as if they didn't make that train then the next one would be 3½ hours later. The Bar to Beograd
train was formed on this morning of only 4 coaches, 2 x SK and 2 x FK, all ZPCG, with our old friend 461-029
again. No restaurant this morning! Scheduled departure time came and went without any action, then the
overnight train from Beograd appeared off the single line 87 minutes late - a definite pattern here! The
train was only about 6 minutes late departing, but lost odd minutes here and there and was 23 minutes
late by the time they got to the frontier at Bijelo Polje. The Montenegran loco was replaced by 444-014,
but inexplicably lost further time here and was finally 37 minutes late away.
After the Serbian immigration checks at Vrbnica they came to Prijepolje where the train was held for 15
minutes to cross a late running local train. Then came the section to Branešci where they had lost so much
time on Wednesday, and sure enough the train trundled along at around 40kph and lost another 36
minutes. By the time Branešci was reached they were 83 minutes late, and when they finally got to Požega
at 17:54 their preferred 16:50 connection for Kraljevo had of course long since gone. Nothing for it but to
wait for the next train at 20:22, which is one of the few Inter-City services. Luckily at Požega the station
café was open and was able to produce some ham omelettes so they were at least able to get some hot
food as well as a drink. The 20:22 service arrived a few minutes late in the shape of one of the new Stadler
FLIRT EMUs. As mentioned they had seen a few of these earlier in the week but this was their first
experience of travelling in one and they found it very pleasant, a vast improvement on both loco-hauled
stock and older EMUs that they have replaced. However as a result of missing their preferred connection
the journey to Kraljevo was mostly in the dark which would lead to a change of plans for the following day.
At Kraljevo the Hotel Botika was only a couple of hundred metres from the station.
 Sweden – Observations from the PTG South West Sweden railtour (part 2)
South of Månsarp on the Jönköping to Vaggeryd line a triangular junction gives access to the 7km branch
to the Torsvik industrial area. The north curve and the rest of the line were opened in 1974 and industrial
development steadily increased such that an east to south curve was needed. This was built by 2010,
though commissioning it was much delayed. The PTG tour was the first passenger train over the south to
east curve and got as far as the intermodal terminal yard at the end of the Torsvik layout. There are four
branches of varying length, with IKEA factories much in evidence. Two freights were ‘locked-in’ to allow
the tour to pass, and obtaining a path had been difficult, necessitating a reversal of the day’s route.
Between Värnamo and Halmstad is the station of Landeryd where the Västra centralbanan once ran to
Limmared, Ulricehamn and Falköping. Landeryd to Sjötofta closed to passenger services in 1985, but
Landeryd to Smålands Burseryd was retained for freight, latterly steel coil traffic originating in Russia. The
first PTG tour of Sweden in 2013 visited the line and disturbed a forklift truck operator busily unloading
steel coil. In fact his train had to be shunted out of the way by the tour locomotive, then back to the
loading platform so the tour could run round! The steel traffic has now ended and the line was closed
during 2015, being observed in passing to be heavily rusted and getting overgrown by vegetation.
Few people who travel from Halmstad to Göteborg (Gothenburg to the British) realise that most of the
way they are travelling on a series of deviations designed to straighten and double track the route to
increase line speeds. One such deviation was opened in 2008 and starts at Heberg, bypassing the centre of
Falkenberg, to reach the junction with the original line at Torebro. Part of the original line from Torebro to
the centre of Falkenberg is still in use for 3 km as far as the old station located in an area now renamed
Falkenberg godsstation (Falkenberg goods station).
The original station building at Falkenberg still carries the Falkenberg name over the door. Track ends on
the original alignment towards Halmstad a few hundred metres behind the photographer. The building
opened in 1886 and ended use as a passenger station in June 2008. Today it is occupied by a company
who make antennas.
Beyond this all track is lifted. A reversal at Falkenberg godsstation allows the Falkenberg Hamnbanen to be
accessed. This 2.6km long railway curves through 180 degrees to the riverside, crossing several roads
before reaching a gate at 1.6km which was as far as the PTG tour could get. The electronic ‘unlocking’ of
the branch activates the buttons controlling the lights for the road crossing, so all the driver has to do is
leave the cab and press a button to bring the lights on and barriers down. Once the branch is ‘locked’ the
buttons no longer work.
The 35 km branch from Smedberg to Lysekil was also visited. Passenger services ended in 1981 and freight
disappeared in 2010 when Stora Enso stopped shipping wood products. The line was out of use for a time
and threatened with closure, but in 2015 RushRail began transporting rail from Lysekil harbour to the
Finnish Transport Agency warehouse in Hallsberg. The line is very scenic, and ends at the attractive port of
Lysekil. In 2014 Västra Götaland/Västtrafik decided to run seasonal passenger trains from Munkedal to
Lysekil and these ran again in 2015, but have not run in 2016. New platforms were constructed at the
intermediate stations of Brastad and Hallinden.
It’s one of those situations where you hope the man with the radio and the driver are REALLY working as a team. The PTG South
West Sweden tour is propelling to the end of the line at Lysekil. For those on the balcony of the generator van the reward was to be
able to look DOWN onto the buffer stops.
Finally BLNI 1235.234 reported on the construction of the South Marieholm bridge which would cross the
Göta Älv river in Göteborg to supplement the existing heavily used bridge which provides access to both
the Bohusbanan (to Uddevalla and Strömstad), and the very busy docks line. The new bridge was formally
inaugurated on 29 March 2016 and all trains have run over it since this date whilst work takes place on the
connections to and from the old bridge which is closed at the moment. As part of the remodelling of the
approaches to the two bridges the west to north curve (which is on viaduct) from the present bridge onto
the Trollhättan line is out of use with a section missing. It was only opened in 2007. As a result all freights
from the north have to run to Göteborg Sävenäs godsbangård (goods yard) and reverse to reach the docks.
Once work on the old bridge is complete at the end of the year, work will start on doubling the
Hamnbanan, which is the single track railway to Göteborg docks.
REST OF THE WORLD
 Australia - Redcliffe Peninsula Line opens
Six new stations were added to Queensland Rail's Brisbane Citytrain network on 3 October when the
Redcliffe Peninsula Line was inaugurated. Scheduled services commenced the following day. Formerly
known as the Moreton Bay Rail Link, the 12.6km double-track branch runs from Petrie on the North Coast
Line to Kipper-Ring.
 Ethiopia/Djibouti - New line opens
The opening ceremony on Wednesday 5 October officially launched the first fully electrified cross-border
railway line in Africa linking Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, to the Red Sea port of Djibouti - a distance of
more than 750km. Djibouti is important to landlocked Ethiopia which currently imports and exports nearly
90% of its goods through its port. Travelling at 120km/h, the new service cuts the journey time down from
three days by road to about 12 hours. The project was built with the help of funding from China's Exim
Bank and built by China Railway Group and China Civil Engineering. Chinese controllers, technicians and
station masters are among those staffing the services for the next five year after which Ethiopians will be
employed. The track runs parallel to the abandoned Ethio-Djibouti railway, built more than 100 years ago.
Before construction was completed freight services transported food to areas affected by drought last year
(see BLNI 1246.436). Initially the line will only see freight trains, but daily passenger trains are to start in
three months. The railway is the first step in a vast 5,000km-long network of rail which Ethiopia hopes to
build by 2020, connecting it to Kenya, Sudan and South Sudan.
 Japan – Railway companies rally round Minami-Aso Railway
Kumagawa Rail Road and Hisatsu Orange Railway Co. are to sell a special joint ticket with their fellow rail
operator to help fix the Minami-Aso Railway, which has been largely out of service since it was damaged by
a series of earthquakes (see BLNI 1262.322). Minami-Aso Railway resumed operations between Takamori
and Nakamatsu stations on 31 July, but that only accounts for about 7 km of the entire 17.7 km line.
 Japan – New tram line will be first built for 50 years
Plans for a new light rail transit (LTR) line linking Utsunomiya City and Haga Town to its east have been
approved. Utsunomiya and Haga will build and own the right-of-way, which will be mostly in the central
lanes of existing roads. By current plans the first trains will run in December 2019. The planned LRT line
starts on the east side of JR Utsunomiya Station, a Tohoku Shinkansen stop. The western terminus will be
near the Honda Automobile R&D in Haga. The 14.6 km line will be double-tracked and electrified at 750V
DC. Gauge is 1067 mm. There will be 19 stops in total with 2 given loops to allow rapids to overtake locals.
The downtown area of Utsunomiya is on the west side of JR Utsunomiya. If the project proves successful,
the next step would be extension of the line through the central city to Tobu Utsunomiya (about 2km).
Most of the larger Japanese cities had extensive streetcar networks. Seen as a hindrance to automobile
traffic, they were largely dismantled in the 1970s. Utsunomiya never had streetcars in the past. Its new LRT
will be the first streetcar line of substantial length to be laid in a half-century.
 New Zealand – The Whangarei branch
"Normal" passenger service - a daily railcar round trip - north of the Auckland commuter area (not that it
would have been known in those terms then), at Helensville, through Whangarei to Otiria and Okaihau
ceased 31 July 1967. In addition, there had been two mixed trains a day between Whangarei and Opua
(and one from Otiria to Okaihau), one of which continued - to serve locations which it would have been
difficult to serve by replacement bus - until finally withdrawn 21 June 1976 (the real end of passenger
service to Northland). Further south, there were also two separate mixed services from 1967 to 1976:
Whangarei - Maungaturoto and Wellsford - Helensville/Auckland - with a non-passenger gap between
them. Freight traffic on the Opua line survived to Nov 1985 when cut back to Moerewa (although not
officially closed to Kawakawa until 18 Sep 1993, the Kawakawa - Opua section had been leased to the Bay
of Islands Scenic Railway which began its troubled existence that year) and back to Otiria by 2001, while
the Okaihau line closed Nov 1987. It is believed the last passenger train north of Whangarei was a Main
Line Steam rail tour on 24/25 October 2000 (on which your scribe was a passenger). Latterly, Whangarei -
Otiria has survived on timber traffic - but that ceased this August (and the open wagons are up for sale) -
and so the whole line north of Whangarei is now out of use.
The Dargaville branch from Waiotira was reduced to a daily mixed train service in 1947 and had closed to
passengers by 1974. It was completely closed by a derailment in December 1998 but reopened 17 April
2000. A trip was run for local school children - but it was immediately barred to other passenger trains
(and our member is unaware of any rail tours visiting it since). The Dargaville branch has recently been
observed with a red banner and chained sleeper over it, so is out of use still. There is one Mon-Fri
overnight freight to/from Whangarei – containers /wood etc. - seemingly to save locos and crew. A visitor
on a recent railtour observed that there doesn't appear to be any intermediate freight traffic from
Auckland at present - so if something happened to any of the several tunnels or couple of bridges that
would probably be the end of the line beyond Swanson, which is the current limit of the Western Line's
commuter service, having been cut back over the years from Helensville to Waitakere to Swanson.
 South Korea – Gyeonggang line opens in Seoul
The first 55 km section of the east-west Gyeonggang Line opened on 24 September serving the
southeastern suburbs of Seoul. Partly following the alignment of a former narrow-gauge route, the line
runs southeast from Pangyo station on the Sin Bundang line to Icheon and then turns east to Yeoju, serving
11 stations. Interchange is provided with the Bundang Line at Imae. The next section would take the cross-
country line east from Yeoju to Gangneung near the east coast. This is currently under construction and
expected to open before the end of 2017, ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Longer-term plans
include a westwards extension of the Gyeonggang Line across the southern part of the Seoul conurbation
from Pangyo to Wolgot in the south of Incheon. This extension would provide interchange with KTX high
speed services at Gwangmyeong.
 USA - Wachusett Commuter Rail Station in Fitchburg Opens
Fitchburg is the end of a commuter service from Boston North Station operated by the Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority (MBTA). The Wachusett Extension Project extends the Fitchburg Line commuter
rail service five miles west to a new Wachusett station in West Fitchburg near Route 2 at Route 31, and
opened on 30 September to a limited number of trains. This partial opening will allow the final elements of
the station’s construction to be completed so the full service can begin in November. The project also
included the rehabilitation of the track, signals, and bridges on the existing Pan Am Southern rail line,
along with construction of a new MBTA train layover facility in Westminster.
List of Special Trains on Lines without Passenger Services
Note: Entries marked with a "+" were updated within the last four weeks.
Germany 2016 DB Diversion of. EC-Linie 88 via Lindau avoiding line [also 3.XI]
29-31. 10. + PE Vatterode Running day Parkeisenbahn Vatterode
29. 10.-06. DB Diversion around München
29. 10. HE Mannheim Mannheim Industriehafen
29. 10. Sauren Pritzwalk - Putlitz and return
30. 10. Sauren Meyenburg - Parchim - Malchow(Meckl) - Parchim - Meyenburg
31. 10.-04. DGEG ´´With the railcar to North Germany´´
11. + DGEG u.a. Jade-Weser-Port Bbf Sold out
06. 11. + BmD u.a. Berlin-Neukölln - HKW Rudow, Berlin-Lichterfelde West - Schönow
06. 11. + DGEG u.a. Jade-Weser-Port Bbf
11. 11. Nossen - Meißen (- Dresden -) Freiberg(Sachs) - Nossen - Meißen
19. 11. + Osningbahn (Bielefeld Hbf - Herford -) Minden Oberstadt and return
27. 11. OSEF
03. 12. IG Nossen u.a. Übg Pirna
03. 12. + OSEF Nossen - Freiberg(Sachs) (- Chemnitz -) Pockau-Lengefeld - Marienberg(Sachs) (- Olbernhau -) Freiberg(Sachs) -
Nossen and return
Löbau(Sachs) - Ebersbach(Sachs) - Rumburk/Rumburg (- Mikulašovice/Nixdorf) and return [DE/CZ]
03. 12. VCD Sundern(Sauerl) - Neheim-Hüsten (- Marburg(Lahn)) and return
10. 12. Hochsauerland Nossen - Döbeln Hbf (- Gera) and return
10. 12. NbSE Egeln - Staßfurt (- Wernigerode - Erfurt) and return
10. 12. BSM Seitzsteg - Augsburg Ring - Seitzsteg - Augsburg Messe - Seitzsteg
31. 12. OSEF u.a. Dresden-Neustadt - Dresden-Friedrichstadt
Europe 2016 KŽC (Praha hl.n) Kladno-Dubí - Skanzen Mayrau and return [also 3.XII] CZ
28. 10. + KŽC Short branches around Pisek CZ
28-30. 10. (Miskolc -) Hejőkeresztúr - Mezőcsát and return HU
29. 10. 375,660 u.a. Wągrowiec - Rogoźno Wlkp. PL
11. 11. TurKol Śmigiel - Stare Bojanowo Wąsk. PL
11. 11. + Śmigielska KD Schwarzenau - Zwettl - Waldhausen AT
03/04. 12. + MLV (Wien Praterstern -) Paasdorf - Mistelbach Lb and return AT
04. 12. Landesbahn Sulmona - Roccaraso and return IT
10/11. 12. Molise Loudeac - St. Brieuc and return [also 17-20.XII] FR
11. 12. CFCB Shuttles Novara - Varallo Sesia IT
11. 12. FFI
Deutschland / Germany 2017
21. 01. + DGEG Goods lines from Köln to Hamm
u.a. Stolberg Altstadt - Breinig, Eschweiler-Weisweiler - Frenz
25. 03. + DGEG Special train in Saarland, Lothringen and. Luxemburg [DE/FR/LU]
15-18. 06. + DGEG
Europe 2017 + PTG Special trains in Hungary HU
27. 04.-02. 05. + Mercia u.a. Hafen Amsterdam NL
29. 04. + PTG Special trains in Finland FI
01-09. 07. + PTG Special trains in Montenegro ME