INTERNATIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO BLN 1234 6 JUNE 2015
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.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS TEAM:-
International Editor (to whom all email and postal contributions should be sent):
Paul Griffin, 7 School Bell Mews, Church Lane, Stoneleigh, COVENTRY, CV8 3ZZ
Email: [email protected]
Deputy International Editor: Derek Woodward, 68 Church Street, Matlock, DERBY, DE4 3BY
Harrachov is 39km from
Liberec and just over a
kilometre from the
Polish border. Two GW
Train Regio trains are
present in the station
and are ex-ČD class 810
single car DMUs,
painted in distinctive
yellow and black livery.
 Czech Republic – More on the Kolin beet railway
BLNI 1233.172 reported on this short tourist railway, which turns out to be shorter than the figure given in
the item. The length of the line is actually 4.7km, the 10.7km figure refers to the original length when it
started from Kolin Zalabi, and ran through to Jestrabi Lhota at the north end. A recent visitor mentions that
the line has also been extended a further 200m at the Kolin end, and this is used by a motorised draisine
which runs when required with a fare of 20 crowns.
 Czech Republic/Poland - Making border crossings difficult for gricers
A cross border service between Harrachov (Czech Republic) and Szklarska Poręba Górna (Poland) has
operated for some years and is currently operated by GW Train Regio (previously Viamont). Czech
Railways (České Dráhy or ČD) operate from Tanvald to Harrachov to connect, but the final part of this
service, from Kořenov to Harrachov is closed for long term
engineering work from 1 April to 30 September so a ČD
replacement bus operates. Two members were planning to travel
this way to a railtour in Poland, but the first ČD timetable pdf
showed the bus replacement calling only at points on the main road
in the village of Harrachov which is 1.5km from the station and
down in the valley. Worse than that from a gricing perspective, the
connections into the cross border train service were at the first stop
in Poland of Jakuszyce where the road and railway come alongside
each other again! Not surprisingly there was insufficient time to
walk from where the rail replacement bus drop off in Harrachov
village to the station to connect into the same train, so any traveller
wanting to do the whole line needed to either double back from
Jakuszyce by train or catch a later train after a seriously uphill walk
in Harrachov. Fortunately a few weeks before our members were
due to travel the on-line pdf was amended to incorporate timings
for local bus route 670943 which went right to Harrachov station.
This turned out to be a mini-bus and as suggested by their
appearance in the timetable, ČD rail tickets were readily accepted.
At Harrachov there were no facilities whatsoever near the station
but one of the train crew was selling beer and chocolate. The 14:00
departure from Harrachov on Friday 26 April left with a handful of
passengers on board, but filled to capacity at Jakuszyce with a pre-
booked party of Polish walkers/campers.
A first for our members on cross border ticketing as the GW Train
Regio guard sold each of them one combined ticket but split into
two sections in two currencies, charging and asking for 11 Kc for
Harrachov to the Polish border then 4.40 złoty to Szklarska Poręba
Górna! This station no longer has a booking office (it is now a café),
so a ticket for onward travel to Wrocław could be purchased on the
train without penalty. In planning this border crossing the original
plan had been to travel back from Poland to the Czech Republic, but
the connection time at Szklarska Poręba Górna looked very tight.
This proved to be a wise decision as several other British
enthusiasts had tried to do an out and back journey from Jelenia
Góra to Harrachov but their cross border train was not held at Szklarska Poręba Górna for their inbound
late running service.
 France – Rhône right bank to reopen for passenger trains?
More than ten years after deciding it wanted to reopen the right bank to passenger services (currently
used only for freight and diversions) the Rhône-Alpes Region finally committed to reopen by 2017.
However the region only agreed to pay up to €10M or 50% of the cost, so someone else will need to find
the remainder. What will be requested is a seven round trips per day service from Valence TGV to Avignon,
presumably via Valence Ville, Livron then the east west link line between left bank and right bank over the
Rhône to Le Pouzin and down the right bank to Avignon Centre.
 France – Le Mont Dore finally visited and possible closure date
Our member’s first attempt at this branch, with its one train pair a day service, was thwarted by late
running and failure to hold the connection. His second attempt was more successful. He had been given a
useful tip by a board member of RFF, the French infrastructure company, that the branch line to Le Mont
Dore was under threat of closure so with this in mind he headed to Clermont Ferrand a second time to
cover the once daily service. On arrival at Clermont Ferrand he was looking for tram route B outside the
station to take him to the centre of town and his hotel. It transpires route B is actually a bus whereas line A
is actually a tram! A leisurely late breakfast on Sunday morning set him up for a day’s gricing on one of his
last lines in France. The 13:05 Clermont Ferrand to Le Mont Dore was formed of a single X73000 unit, not
fondly known to enthusiasts as a suppository. The 13:03 InterCity service from Clermont Ferrand to Beziers
was observed and was formed of two suppositories! Four passengers joined the train with two getting off
at La Bourboule and our member and the other remaining passenger travelling through to Le Mont Dore.
The weather was fantastic and Le Mont Dore was found to be set in some beautiful countryside. The line
itself runs alongside the Dordogne River. There was time at Le Mont Dore for photographs and a look
around the station area. The return from Le Mont Dore at 15:41 was better loaded with fifteen passengers
on board on departure and another three joining at La Bourboule but two getting off. Nine people joined
at Laqueuille and a further two at Volvic. Interestingly around half the passengers got off at the two
suburban Clermont Ferrand stations at Royat Chamaliers and
La Rotande with the balance getting off in Clermont Ferrand
and all but one boarding the connecting train to Paris, which
was going to Gare de Lyon as opposed to Bercy. Our member
was surprised at the number of people using the return service
and also that the state of the line was not as bad as he was
expecting. Noted at La Bourboule were a number of German
registered freight wagons which carry bottled water, Volvic he
believes. The November 2014 SNCF Society newsletter gives
information on the "water" service. Apparently the Mont
Dore water train operates on Wednesdays and Fridays. At
Laqueuille the train splits and works to La Bourboule in two
portions, before returning to Clermont Ferrand with the
loaded train. Chatting to the guard on the train, in admittedly
very basic French, he understood that the service will end on
the 4 July - so time is of the essence if you need this short
Le Mont Dore station and the sole train of the day
 Germany - Ringbahn completion date announced
The gradual reopening of the Herzogenrath to Stolberg(Rhein) railway, also known as the ‘Ringbahn’ is set
for completion on 12 June 2016 when the Eschweiler St. Jöris to Stolberg section is completed.
 Germany - Döllnitzbahn safe, and maybe even extending
The Döllnitzbahn is a private narrow gauge railway running from Oschatz (on the Leipzig – Riesa – Dresden
line) to Mügeln and from Nebitzschen divides into two short branches, one to Kemmlitz and one to
Glossen. After freight traffic ended from the Kaolin mine at Kemmlitz, the line survived by running
passenger trains, mainly for schoolchildren, and tourist trains. A new five year deal has been concluded
with the Land for subsidised services, so the line is safe until December 2019. A possible extension of the
railway is being investigated. The line used to continue from Glossen (4.7km) to Neichen (km 23.9) where it
connected with a now closed standard gauge line. At km 11.3 is Wermsdorf. The section from Nebitzschen
to Wermsdorf closed in 1972, but the trackbed remains intact. Reopening of this section would cost an
estimated €4M and would enable tourists to visit Schloss Hubertusburg in Wermsdorf as well as the nearby
reservoir. If viable, and finance is found, it might happen by 2021.
 Poland - Railtour report from south west Poland
Poland is unusual in Europe in having a young and vibrant enthusiast community who are interested in
travelling on freight lines with often complex itineraries – very much in the British and German tradition.
Krzysztof Waszkiewicz and Ziernowit Czerski have arranged a large number of tours which have been
largely well patronised and attractive to many German, Czech and UK enthusiasts. So it was with some
dismay that our member found that having booked on the Discovery Trains tour of Tunisia, a Czerski
special train to freight branches in south west Poland was subsequently advertised with a coinciding date.
Some weeks later the tourist killings in Tunisia caused the cancellation of the Tunisian tour, a regrettable,
but necessary decision, so attention quickly turned to the Polish tour only to find the IBSE Liste showing
the tour as Ausgebucht. Fully booked, in English. A double disaster loomed, however an e-mail to the
organisers elicited the response that an extra coach had been added so seats were available. That was the
good news. The bad news was that PKP Cargo had just requested a further 17,000 złoty for route training
of the train crew. This made the tour totally uneconomic, and despite protestations that Polish railway
regulations granted an exemption from driver route knowledge for this type of train, PKP Cargo were
adamant that the extra money should be paid. The only solution was a change of operators only a few
weeks before the tour was due to run. To everyone’s surprise PKP Regionalne agreed to take over the tour
and suddenly it was game on!
Accordingly Friday 24 April saw our member rising at 04:00, driving to Luton and taking a Wizzair flight to
Poznań. A 4.6 złoty ticket on the bus to the railway station was followed by purchase of a 34 złoty ticket
(about £6) for an InterCity train to Wrocław . This train (originating from Szczecin) arrived behind electric
locomotive EP09-006 which our member was pleased to travel behind, especially since the arrival of new
high speed trains sets is rumoured to lead to a number of this class of 40 being withdrawn or stored to
avoid expensive repairs or works attention.
Once in Wrocław in his hotel opposite the wonderfully ornate and characterful Wrocław Główny railway
station, texts were exchanged and four members gathered for an evening meal nearby. The following day
was keenly anticipated, if not the 06:20 departure time.
The tour had attracted 12 British participants and quite a few Germans and Czechs, though the majority of
the clientele were young to middle aged Poles. The four coach train complete with SU45 diesel locomotive
was waiting on platform 2, having been sent down from Kryrż. Photography is very important to the Poles,
and not unexpectedly a locomotive in the original PKP green livery had been requested. Departure was
delayed for over 20 minutes awaiting a late running connection, and this probably cost the passengers the
short pushback into the old Swiedbodzski station that had been planned. Instead the train took a series of
freight connections through the outskirts of Wrocław to get onto the Legnica line. The first major
objective of the day was the very long Legnica avoiding line and once on this it was observed that,
although double track, only one track was actually in use. At its western end the line flies over the mainline
before rejoining it near Miłkowice station. Here the diesel line to Żagań heads northwest, but the tour
route stayed with the electrified and upgraded route to Węgliniec and Zgorzelec. It may be recalled that
the Wrocław to Dresden service was recently truncated to Zgorzelec on cost grounds, so there are no
through services to Germany at the moment. Freight continues to cross this border though, in increased
quantities since the more direct Węgliniec to Horka (Germany) cross border line is currently out of use
due to upgrading and electrification on the German side.
At Bielawa Dolna the German border is reached, and the incomplete state of the electrification and track upgrading
on the German side is visible in the distance. The Polish side has been ready for some time…
The Polish side however has already been upgraded, so the tour was able to proceed as far as Bielawa
Dolna at the German border. This was good for the Poles, who don’t seem to grice much out of their own
country, but unsatisfactory for non-Poles as a return visit would obviously be needed in the future to
complete the line. With no run-round loop the only way to return was by propelling, which was permitted
at a speed of 20 km/h back to Węgliniec. While the loco ran round it was possible to inspect the station
area, which was currently being renovated and explained why some large lumps of concrete were piled up
on a platform awaiting disposal. Outside the station many locomotives were stabled. The next branch was
not far away at Zebrzydowa, where four lines come together. The line to Lwowek and Jelenia Góra goes
south. The northern part of this line has gained (and lost) its sparse passenger service on a regular basis in
the last few years, but at the moment it currently has one, and it is recommended that if you need it, then
do it soon as rumours of part of the branch closing again are circulating. To the north a line used to run up
to Lawszowa and Żagań, and part of this is still open as far as Osiecznica Kliczków. This was the next
destination for the tour.
Once at the old station at Osiecznica Kliczków, the source of traffic could clearly be seen, with a siding
trailing in from the Quarzwerke factory, which produces high grade silica sand amongst other mineral
products. A member was present in the loco cab for the run round and was able to confirm that beyond
the points the line to Lawszowa was overgrown and not in use.
The line from Osiecznica Kliczków towards Lawszowa is definitely OOU
The tour was running late by this time, and on arrival at Legnica station further delay accrued as the path
southward towards Jaworzyna Śląska had been lost. The opportunity was taken to deliver the pre-
arranged hot food on the platform here rather than, as originally planned, at the end of the next branch in
the itinerary. Chicken escalope, mashed potatoes and two vegetables for 12 złoty. What a bargain! The
‘buffet’ was in the end section of the train and sold a variety of beers, light refreshments and hot drinks. A
gas powered burner on the carriage floor heated the kettle! Try doing that in the UK. Word got around
that departure on the single track line to Jaworzyna Śląska would be at 15:16, so there was time for
photographs of the big and airy station canopy and inspection of the long line of withdrawn class ET22
electrics and SM42 diesels by the platform. Departing as predicted (and rather late on the original
timings) a further 20 minutes run saw the special arrive at Jawor where the train halted to collect the keys
necessary to access the next branch. There was much interest now in the German contingent, some of
whom had come especially for the branch to Borów. Failure to travel this branch would have caused much
wailing and gnashing of teeth, but happily the points were crossed onto the branch track which after a
period of parallel running diverged away over a flat plain towards distant low hills, the source of much rail
traffic in this area as they are composed of good quality granite which is extensively quarried.
After passing two old stations and a now defunct quarry branch, the train stopped at a 50 metre high bank
surrounding part of a quarry site. Most of the tour participants struggled up this for an elevated view and
photographs of the train, which promptly pushed back to do a false arrival. The descent was steep and
slippery, but no-one was seriously injured and the train continued to the sidings, stopping at km 10.7.
Here a well known German enthusiast departed from the train, leapt into one of the car of one of the
photographers who had been chasing the train all day, and promptly disappeared, presumably back to his
home city of Dresden. A short walk up the tracks to the points for the run round loop revealed the line a
short distance beyond to be completely overgrown. It used to continue to a junction with the Strzegom to
The Jawor to Borów branch remains open for stone traffic, the granite clearly in evidence at Borów as the
locomotive runs round the train
And so back to Jawor and its old style communist station with wooden platform roofs and supports. By
this time railtour fatigue was setting in but the presence of a short quarry branch with train present in the
distance was noted before the final branch of the day was reached at the station of Strzegom. The short
branch to Grabina Śląska passes through the town on an elevated section of railway. The old town
station of Strzegom Miasto was still present and afforded an opportunity to try and get a picture of the
train with the impressive brick church as a backdrop, apparently not too successfully. Lots of locals
appeared to photograph the train from their balconies and windows, with much waving in true branch
railtour tradition. The elevated section ends at the outskirts of the town and the end of the line is quickly
reached. Another quarry provides the traffic. Two run rounds later the tour was back on passenger track
and dusk was approaching as the train passed through the junction station of Jaworzyna Śląska, with its
compound full of old steam locomotives. Good speeds now as the tour headed north to Wrocław, with
darkness falling before the final highlight of the day. At Wrocław Zachodni the tour diverged west onto the
freight line to Wrocław Gadow freight yard. This is the freight line you pass coming from the airport, and
one member commented that he’d often wondered what it was. Progress had perforce to be followed by
GPS and ME Maps, but simply confirmed that the booked route was taken through the maze of freight
lines south west of Wrocław , emerging onto the Poznań – Wrocław line just before Wrocław Glowny,
where arrival was at 21:25 - less than an hour late, so some time had been recovered. The British
contingent thanked the two organisers for an excellent day, then retired to their respective hotels to
catch up on missed sleep! Most were continuing gricing trams and trains for a few more days. The next
day was of particular relevance as it marked a timetable change and the start of some serious bridge works
in Wrocław that would require some tasty freight line diversions until at least June. Sadly your
correspondent needed to be in Germany the next day, so had to temporarily forego the diversions in
favour of more railtouring.
REST OF THE WORLD
 Australia - New link to open in Victoria
The second and final stage of V/Line’s Regional Rail Link, between Sunshine and Werribee will open on
Sunday 21 June. Geelong line V/Line trains will use the new route avoiding the existing lines used by
suburban trains. It is expected that the weekday daytime frequency of Geelong trains will be improved to
every 20 minutes.
 Australia – historic bridge burnt down
The historic Long Gully trestle bridge dating from 1949, an important link along the popular “Bibbulmun
Track” hiking trail, was burnt down by a bush fire on 8 February. The bridge originally carried a branch line
of the Western Australian Government railway system across the Murray River until closure in 1996, after
which it carried a road for a time. In 1998, it became part of the 621mile Bibbulmun Track which runs from
a suburb of Perth to the town of Albany. Without the bridge, it is impossible for walkers to make the end-
to-end trek of the route. A replacement is mooted, but due to financial constraints would not be wooden.
 Jordan - Railways in Jordan in 2015 (Part 2)
The Jordan Hedjaz Railway
A visit to the small railway museum housed in the former Amman station goods shed (Open M-Th 09.00 –
14.00, cost 1 JD (~£0.90) grew into a guided tour of the whole station including the engine shed where
Japanese-built 4-8-2 no. 81 of 1955 is undergoing active restoration by the railway staff.
Royal Hashemite Railway diagram photographed in Amman station museum
The shed also contained restored Belgian-built 2-6-2t no.61 and Jungenthal 2-8-2 no. 51, along with a third
of the railway’s active motive power, GE UM10 A1A-A1A diesel no. 40.213.
Not that the Jordan Hedjaz railway sees much activity since the “Arab Spring” uprising in 2011 descended
into civil war resulting in the cessation of the daily “International Train” northwards from Amman to
Damascus: most remaining freight traffic appears to have been lost at this time and currently there
appears to be no freight traffic, certainly south of Amman. The status of the line north of Amman to the
Syrian Border has not been confirmed but appears not in regular use with no freight traffic.
Also on shed were five restored steam locos, all of which are apparently available for hire for charter trains
south to Jiza and, potentially, Qatrana. A numberless Belgian-built 2-6-2t in poor external condition
remains plinthed on the former goods platform at the south end of the former goods shed, while providing
an advertisement for the railway an externally restored 2-8-2 loco has been placed on an isolated section
of track adjacent to the running line on the busy King Abdullah-1 road to Amman Civil Airport. Not such a
good advertisement are the derelict remains of another 2-8-2 on the other side of the bridge. Passenger
rolling stock is provided by around a dozen bogie coaches restored 2003 – 2005 with comfortable seating
However, the line is not quite dead as it became apparent that “family” excursion trains still run regularly
south from Amman to the isolated station of Jiza where a picnic-area has been developed in the station
grounds, located close to Jordan’s main Queen Alia International Airport. The potential of its position was
demonstrated in February 2015 when an exceptionally heavy snowfall cut-off the road links to Amman, the
railway coming to the rescue of stranded air-travellers by providing a free eight coach train hauled by two
of the diesel locomotives. However, the two hour journey time would put off all but the most ardent
travellers due to the steep and winding route taken by the line through the SE suburbs of Amman with a
number of busy open level crossings, several over main roads. Currently the family excursions are booked
to depart Amman around 08:00 on both Friday and Saturday mornings (the Arab weekend), taking two
hours to reach Jiza, where the participants have (self-brought!) picnics in the station grounds. The train
departs at 15:00 for the two hour return journey – all this for the princely sum of 4 JD return (about
GE UM10s 40.21/40.213 heading the "family" excursion train through the suburbs of Amman towards Jiza
Beyond Jiza the line appears intact but long-disused southwards to the town of Qatrana where the station
remains with complete track layout and turning triangle black with rust, many of the rails dating from 1900
or 1901 from the steel works of Cockerill of Belgium, resting on slowly decaying steel sleepers from
1907/08! Further south, where it is paralleled and, indeed, crossed several times by Jordan’s crumbling
main north-south highway dominated by heavily laden trucks and buses, the line is more overgrown but
still intact, joining a now closed branch to the still functioning Wadi el-Abyad potash mine. From here the
upgraded but now partly overgrown former Hedjaz Railway route joins the current Aqaba Railway route at
El Hasa by a rusting junction.
Aqaba Railway Corporation
The Aqaba Railway Corporation currently operates heavy potash trains hauled by two or three 1980s
vintage GE U20C Co-Co diesels from the mine at El-Hasa via Ma’an (headquarters of the company) across
the desert to Batn-el-Ghul where it diverges from the former Hedjaz Railway route to Medina, swinging
westwards via Disa and Wadi Rum. At Wadi Rum a Japanese-built 4-6-2 steam loco and GE U17C Co-Co
diesel of 1974 are on display at the head of a replica Hedjaz Railway train, part of a (closed) celebration of
the 1916 Arab Uprising against the Turks, after having been used on an apparently unsuccessful attempt to
run a steam-operated tourist train from Aqaba to Wadi Rum which ceased in 2006 after three trains had
Japanese built 4-6-2 and GE U17C Co-Co diesel at Wadi Rum
South-westwards, the line roughly parallels the Desert Highway road on the steep descent from al-Khaldi
to Aqaba. Reception sidings, locomotive depot and other ancilliary facilities are located in the eastern
suburbs of Aqaba, before the line enters the Aqaba Port area by a multi-span single track bridge over the
main road south to the Saudi border.
 New Zealand – Auckland suburban system electrification
The system is now fully electrified, but awaiting the final deliveries of EMUs before full electric operation
is implemented. All services on the Onehunga line, the Eastern line and the Manukau branch have a full
electric service. The Western and Southern lines will switch to EMUs in 2015, the latter line being
electrified only as far as Papakura, so a DMU shuttle will be needed for trains continuing to Pukekohe. On
the Western line the electrification ends at Swanson. At present alternate trains continue from Swanson to
Waitakere, and it seems likely that these will be replaced by buses over the non-electrified section.
 New Zealand – Napier to Gisborne line update
A consultants report has concluded that restoration of the flood damaged line between Gisborne and
Wairoa would not be viable, but the possibility of logs from Wairoa to Napier Port for export could be an
excellent commercial opportunity due to the surrounding forests reaching their harvesting age 27-plus
years from 2018. The line was mothballed in December 2012, after storms earlier in the year caused
severe damage, which is expected to cost close to NZ$4 million to repair.
Unfortunately KiwiRail has declined to give more time for the Council to apply for a lease on the line, a
major disappointment to the Gisborne City Vintage Railway who wanted to run excursions from Gisborne
to Muriwai with their steam loco Wa165.
RAILTOURS AND DIVERSIONS OVER NON-PASSENGER LINES
This is provided as a service to members and details must be checked with the organisers.
Switzerland - Trains running into Oberwinterthur depot
Oberwinterthur Depot has an open day on 13 June from 10:00-17:00 and S7 trains will be extended from
Winterthur Hbf and run into the depot with passengers. http://25jahre.ch/de/Aktivitaeten/Tag-der-
Switzerland - Zürich to München International trains diverted
The EuroCity trains on this route are diverted due to engineering work between St Gallen and St Fiden on
18 and 19 July. They will travel via Weinfelden and the Romanshorn avoiding line, the latter used only by
occasional steam excursions. Departure times are also changed: train 191, the 07:16 ex Zürich, leaves
06:45, 193 09:16 ex Zürich leaves 08:45, 195 13:16 ex Zürich leaves 12:45 and 197 18:16 ex Zürich leaves
17:45. Trains leave München at the normal time but arrive at Zürich 18 minutes late.
IBSE List of Special Trains on Lines without Passenger Services
Note: Entries marked with a "+" were updated within the last four weeks.
12-15. 06. + HEL u.a. Hamburg-Wandsbeck Gbf - Abzw Horn - Abzw Oberhafen
13/14. 06. + FV BAE (Lutherstadt Wittenberg -) Pratau - Eilenburg (https://www.starker-nahverkehr.de/fileadmin/media/fahrplaene/Luthers-
13/14. 06. + DB Shuttles (Koblenz Hbf -) Koblenz-Lützel - DB-Museum [also 5.IX]
13. 06. EF Staßfurt (Staßfurt -) Berlin Südkreuz - DTM and return.
13. 06. + AHEF (Augsburg-Hochzoll -) Augsburg Hbf - Augsburg Ring - Augsburg West - Augsburg Ring - Augsburg-Lechhausen -
20. 06. Press Augsburg Hbf (- Augsburg-Hochzoll)
(Chemnitz Hbf -) Cranzahl - Vejprty/Weipert (- Lužná u Rakovníka/Luschna) and return. [DE/CZ]
20. 06. + Ausflugsverkehr Shuttles Neustrelitz Süd - Feldberg(Meckl) [also 4.VII,14-17.VIII]
21. 06. ET (Lengerich(Westf) -) Osnabrück Hbf Po - Stahlwerkskurve - Osnabrück Hbf Pu (- Salzbergen) and return.
21. 06. + Osningbahn Bielefeld Hbf - Gütersloh Nord (- Bad Laer) and return. [also 23.VIII,27.XI]
21. 06. + OSEF u.a. Kamenz(Sachs) - Hosena [also 5,30.VII,12,26.VIII]
21. 06. + ??? Shuttles Salzbergen - Raffinerie
27. 06. TG Ferkeltaxi (Chemnitz -) Dresden-Altstadt - Dresden-Neustadt - KW Schwarze Pumpe and return.
03-06. 07. + DB Diversion of some IC between Vaihingen(Enz) and Waiblingen via. Üst Stuttgart Langes Feld - Abzw Zazenhausen (-
Esslingen(Neckar) -) Untertürkheim Gbf - Abzw Nürnberger Str [no halt Stuttgart Hbf]
04. 07. + DGEG u.a. Hagen-Vorhalle - Schwerte(Ruhr)
04. 07. + Bebra 3x Rund um Hamburg
05. 07. ??? Operating day Feldbahn Domsdorf [also 13.IX]
11/12. 07. + ??? Operating daye Eichenberger Waldbahn
14. 07. OSEF Industrial railway Vattenfall [also 12.X]
18/19. 07. + IG Nossen u.a. Nossen - Freiberg(Sachs) [also 19.IX,31.X]
19. 07. + Bahnpark Augsburg Bahnpark Augsburg - Augsburg Hbf (- Utting) and return. [also 26.VII, 2,9,16.VIII]
25. 07. EMBB (Leipzig-Plagwitz -) Böhlen(b Lpg) - KW Lippendorf and return.
01. 08. ET (Lengerich - Bielefeld -) Gütersloh Hbf - Gütersloh Nord - Bad Laer - Gütersloh Nord - Gütersloh Hbf (- Bielefeld)
15. 08. + AVL Shuttles Walsrode - Bomlitz [also 13.IX]
16. 08. TG Ferkeltaxi Shuttles Neuhausen(Erzg) - Olbernhau
22. 08. TEV u.a. Gotha - Emleben, Bad Langensalza - Bad Langensalza Ost, Hohenebra - Ebeleben, Straussfurt - Kölleda, Erfurt Ost -
Erfurt West, Erfurt. Siemens siding
29/30. 08. + IBSE [OR 17/18.X] Special train around Nürnberg IN PLANNING
30. 08. + IG Unstrutbahn (Naumburg(Saale)Hbf - Erfurt Hbf -) Artern - Donndorf(Unstrut) and return.
05/06. 09. Shuttles Pockau-Lengefeld - Marienberg(Sachs)
05/06. 09. DB (Löbau(Sachs) -) Ebersbach(Sachs) - RumburkRumburg (- Turnov/Turnau) and return. [DE/CZ]
11-13. 09. + OSEF Tram special IN PLANNING
12. 09. + IBSE (Staßfurt -) Artern - Wangen(Unstrut) (- Freyburg(Unstrut)) and return.
12. 09. Round trip ArcelorMittal Bremen
13. 09. EF Staßfurt (Dessau Hbf -) Oranienbaum(Anh) - Ferropolis and return.
19. 09. + ??? Hafen Mannheim [also 31.X]
19/20. 09. Shuttles Löbau(Sachs) - Ebersbach(Sachs) - Rumburk/Rumburg [DE/CZ]
19. 09. DVG (Bielefeld Hbf -) Einbeck-Salzderhelden - Einbeck Mitte and return.
26. 09. + HE Mannheim [OR 27.IX] Hafenbahn Heilbronn PLANNED
27. 09. + OSEF Piesberg - Osnabrück Hbf - Uffeln and return.
03. 10. + Osningbahn (Erfurt Hbf -) Artern - Wangen(Unstrut) and return.
12. 10. (Löbau -) Kamenz - Hosena - Hoyerswerda - Spreewitz - KW Schwarze Pumpe - Tagebau Nochten and return.
16. 10. VFSEV (Lengerich(Westf) -) Hasbergen - Georgsmarienhütte and return.
05/06. 12. ODF (Lutherstadt Wittenberg -) Pratau - Eilenburg (- Leipzig Hbf)
05. 12. IG Unstrutbahn (Nossen - Klingenthal -) Zwotental - Adorf(Vogtl) (- Nossen) IN PLANNING
06/07. 06. + ABFC 6.VI: VBK Metz, Bening - Bouzonville) (- Thionville 7.VI: VBK Toul FR
06. 06. KŽC Shuttles Lovosice - Čízkovická cementárna u. Lovosice - Lovochemie CZ
06/07. 06. SPDŽ (Žilina -) Chvatimech - Hronec and return. SK
(Poznań Gł.-) Wągrowiec - Rogoźno Wlkp. and return. PL
07. 06. TurKol u.a. Bräcke - Vännäs, Bastuträsk - Skellefteå, Älvsbyn - Piteå SE
Karviná hl.n. - Petrovice u Karviné) - Karviná město and return. CZ
08-26. 06. SMoK AT
13. 06. + ČD Special trains to Zwettl [also 15.VIII, 26.IX, 5/6.XII] AT
Shuttles Mixnitz Lb - Breitenau Hst [also 11.VII,19.IX] PL
13. 06. MLV Legnica - Rudna Gwizdanów - Głogów- Żagań (- Żary) -) Bieniów- Lubsko and return. DK
13. 06. + FdBB Gedser - Nykøbing F. and return. PL
u.a. Elbląg - Frombork - Braniewo - Kaliningrad [PL/RU] [also 2-8.VII] CZ
13. 06. TurKol Circular tour around Poznań PL
2x Číčenice - Týn nad Vltavou and return. FR
13. 06. + Gedser Remise Special train Białośliwie Wąsk. u.a. 25.VI: Łobżenica 26.VI: Wysoka CH
14-20. 06. + DNV Loudéac - Saint Brieuc [also 25/26.VII, 8/9.VIII, 13,19,20-22.XII] HU
19. 06. TurKol Shuttles Bremgarten West - Wohlen (1435 mm) SK
21. 06. + ČD Bihać - Martin Brod and return. CZ
25-28. 06. + TWKP Special trains in Hungary PL
27. 06. + CFCB Special trains in Slovakia and Hungary [SK/HU] HU
(Zvolen os.st. -) Chvatimech - Hronec and return. PL
27/28. 06. + ??? (Č. Budějovice -) Dívčice - Netolice and return. [also 29.XI] SK
(Topoľčany -) Zbehy - Radošina and return. PL
27. 06. Rotary (Poznań Gł. - Malbork-) Elbląg - Frombork and return. SK
02-06. 07. PTG (Bratislava hl.st. -) Jablonica - Brezová pod Bradlom and return. PL
04-12. 07. KŽC CS
(Miskolc 7:30 -) Papírgyár - Mahoca - Papírgyár 11:38 (- Miskolc ca. 12:00) VA
04. 07. + KHT (Poznań Gł. -) Wągrowiec - Rogoźno Wlkp. - Czarnków and return. SK
04. 07. + ČD (Trenčianska Teplá -) Nemšová - Lednické Rovne and return. RO
(Poznań Gł.-) Międzyrzecz - Międzychód Letnisko and return.
04. 07. KMH Piešťany - Vrbové and return.
18. 07. TurKol Round trip Kobenhavn[also 30/31.VIII]
(Wrocław Gł. - Legnica -) Kamieniec Ząbk. - Nysa (- Brzeg- Wrocław Gł.)
25. 07. Veterány.eu
26. 07. Störk
Including Vatican City railway
26. 07. TurKol (Bratislava hl.st. -) Zohor - Plavecké Podhradie and return.
26. 07. SPDŽ
Narrow gauge railways in Romania
08. 08. TurKol
16. 08. SPDŽ
23. 08. + VSVT
30. 08. TurKol
19/20. 09. Mercia
19-27. 09. DGEG
19. 09. KPHŽD
24. 09. -03. 10. PTG
25. 09. -05. 10. SFS Special train in Greece GR
Shuttles Cornătel - Hosman RO
26/27. 09. ??? (Wrocław-) Legnica - Złotoryja and return. PL
03. 10. TurKol Special trains in Greece BA
u.a. Tuzla - Banovići + narrow gauge Ilijaš - Vareš SK
03-10. 10. PTG GR
Special train around Bratislava [SK/CZ] GR
07-14. 10. IGE PL
10-12. 10. + KŽC Special train on Peloponnese railway in Greece AT
12-20. 10. PTG Special trains in Greece SK
(Toruń Gł. -) Sierpc - Brodnica) (- Grudziądz - Toruń Gł.)
15-29. 10. SERVRAIL
(Wien Praterstern -) Paasdorf - Mistelbach Lb - Bullendorf and return.
17. 10. TurKol Příbram - Kovohutě Příbram
(Zvolen os.st. -) Zvolen město - Zvolen nákl.st. (- Zvolen os.st.)
29. 11. + Landesbahn
04. 12. ČD
05. 12. KHT