INTERNATIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO BLN 1265 24 SEPTEMBER 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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On the main line from Kobenhavn to the west of Denmark is the station of Høje-Taastrup. Opened on 31 May 1986, the station has
three distinctive arches, which have become a symbol of the municipality, and have given rise to the nickname "The City of Arches".
There are three island platforms, with the one on the left of the picture being used by S-Tog (local) services from Farum, which
terminate there. The very long waiting rooms on the other two platforms which deal with longer distance services are also distinctive.
 Bosnia - The Novi Grad to Knin railway
This railway used to be part of the main line between Zagreb and Split, the largest cities in Croatia. The
partition of Jugoslavia led to it being divided between Croatia and the Republic of Bosnia & Hercegovina;
within the latter it runs through both the Republika Srpska (Република Српскa) and the Federation of
Bosnia & Hercegovina, which have their own railway administrations. The border station between
Republika Srpska and the Federation is Blatna, where any train exchanges its locomotive for an identical
one from the other railway. South of Bihać the railway follows a highly scenic valley, where the Una river
forms the border between Bosnia and Hercegovina and Croatia. As the line crosses over the river and back
again it passes between one country and the other. There is only one transit of Croatia between Bihać and
Martin Brod, but many more onwards to Knin. Therefore, the line is out of use between Martin Brod and
Knin. When a PTG excursion ran to Martin Brod via Bihać on 17 June, there were border checks by Bosnian
and Croatian police. So long as there is no free movement across the border, running passenger trains
would be difficult. The line was electrified by Jugoslovenske Železnice, but equipment was damaged during
the war and only the masts remain. Track appears intact at both Martin Brod and Knin, and a substantial
viaduct can be seen north of Knin. Several bridges were destroyed during the war, but have been rebuilt.
The railway also had to be cleared of mines. Despite this expenditure, there is no passenger service at all,
apart from the annual music festival excursion between Bihać and Martin Brod, both within the
Federation. This runs towards the end of June, usually on the last Saturday, so was on 25th this year. There
is some freight to and from Bihać. Timber is conveyed from Ripač, 9 km south of Bihać, but no traffic is
evident between there and Martin Brod. However, all of the stations continue to be staffed.
This contrasts with the situation prior to the break-up of Jugoslavia. The 1991-92 JŽ timetable shows
overnight trains to Split via Bihać from Beograd, Osijek and Zagreb. In addition there was an overnight train
from Beograd to Zadar and Sibenik. During the summer there were also night trains to Split from Subotica
and from Ljubljana, with a portion from Maribor. There were two day trains between Zagreb and Split, one
of which included through carriages to and from München, and a day train between Bihać and Sarajevo.
Bihać had five local trains daily to Knin and three to Bosanski Novi, as Novi Grad was then called.
It is unlikely that this level of service would ever be seen again, but if the various factions could work
together to provide some level of passenger service, preferably from Zagreb, it would surely attract
visitors. Bihać is one of the larger cities in Bosnia and Hercegovina, in an area of great natural beauty, with
considerable tourist potential. The Una river is one of the best locations for white water rafting in Europe
and there are several impressive castles on the hills overlooking the valley.
Martin Brod station building is functional although in need of some cosmetic touches to improve its appearance. The
station masters office is still in use, guarded by the station dog.
 Estonia – Tallinn Tram network to be extended to airport
Construction work began on 10 August on an extension of the Tallinn tram network to serve the city’s
airport. The 700 metre double-track extension will run south from the Ülemiste Jaam terminus of Route 4,
which opened in October 2015 at the end of a 300 metre branch. A tunnel will take the route under the
railway at Ülemiste station and the main Suur-Sõjamäe road, before reaching the airport terminal.
 France - Construction begins on Grand Paris Express metro
More than 5000 Parisians attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Fort d'Issy-
Vanves-Clamart station on 4 June to mark the official start of construction on the first phase of the €25bn
Grand Paris orbital express metro network. The event began with a parade of construction machinery
along Avenue Jean Jaurès and culminated with a dance performance by Mr Philippe Priasso.
Fort d'Issy-Vanves-Clamart will be one of 16 stations on Line 15 South, which will link the southern suburbs
of Paris from Pont de Sèvres in the west to Noisy Champs in the east. The €5.7bn project is due to be
completed at the end of 2022 and the 33km line is forecast to carry around 300,000 passengers per day.
 France – Montpelier tram extension. The ring is completed.
More than 7000 people attended an evening of dancing and music to celebrate the inauguration of a
1.2 km extension of the Montpellier tram network on 1 July. The extension adds three new stops and
completes a ring of tram lines encircling the city centre. The new section between Observatoire and Place
Albert 1er has three stops at Saint-Guilhem - Couyrreau, Peyrou - Arc de Triomphe and Albert 1er –
Cathédrale. Services began on 2 July, when Route 4 became a 9.2 km loop rather than a U-shaped route
linking two separate city termini via the eastern suburbs. Route 4a runs clockwise at 8 min headways, with
Route 4b running anti-clockwise.
 France – Railways with a difference
On 3-9 June our member was on a canal cruise covering 65 miles of the Canal de la Marne au Rhin from
Strasbourg to Lagarde (a village near Nancy). The railway aspects of this cruise were twofold:
Firstly, the boat was to ascend the spectacular boatlift at Arzviller (St. Louis-Arzviller, properly). Does this
count as the ultimate “broad gauge” railway? It takes the boat up the hillside sideways in a huge tank
(caisson), running on multiple tracks. The boatlift was built between 1964 and 1969 and replaced 17
conventional large locks (which have since been converted into a walkway). The ascent takes about 4
minutes, compared with all day through the 17 locks.
Secondly, until the 1970s this was one of several canals in northern and eastern France that used narrow
gauge towpath railways (60cm or metre gauge), usually electrified, on which small electric locomotives
(OHW or battery) towed barges, trains of barges and péniches (houseboats) etc., along the canal. It was
found that the 60 cm track was still in-situ throughout the entire lengths of the two tunnels that were
transited: Arzviller tunnel (2306 m. long) and Niderviller tunnel (475 m. long). Note that, unlike UK canals,
the tunnel towpaths are securely gated off and access to the public is ‘interdit’. In Saverne, a 4w electric
locomotive, which formerly collected current via a trolley pole, and with electrical equipment supplied by
AEG, was plinthed on the side of the Bassin de Saverne, and another 4w electric locomotive (battery), with
electrical equipment by Jeumont, was plinthed at the side of the town lock. AEG and Jeumont may well
have been the builders of the locomotives. Another 4wE similar to the AEG-equipped locomotive was
plinthed on a section of track in-situ on the canalside in Lutzelbourg, and carried fleet no. 92. A small, one
road, corrugated iron locoshed was examined on the canalside during an overnight stop at a village called
Xouaxange. Above the doors was a square hole where the overhead wire would have entered. A 2-road
version of the locoshed was spotted later on (at Hesse?), with 2 square holes for OHW. Though the three
locomotives seen appeared to be 60 cm gauge, some in-situ track on an iron aqueduct over the infant
River Sarre/Saar, appeared to be of metre gauge, which was puzzling. A useful reference book on the
French canal network entitled ‘France-the Quiet Way’ by John Liley (Stanford Maritime), has, in the section
on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, a photograph of the canal in the centre of Saverne clearly showing the
narrow gauge track and traction poles along the canal bank. The Arzwiller boatlift is also illustrated in
action, conveying a péniche in its tank. When the boatlift was built, 40+ cargo boats passed through daily.
Today cargo traffic seems to have all but vanished as only one cargo boat was seen all week. Almost all
traffic was pleasure boats, making the author wonder whether the boatlift would have been built today.
The aforementioned book also illustrated (on another part of the canal), two boat haulage locos on what
looked like metre gauge track. It would be interesting to know which canals used towpath railways for
hauling barges etc.
The boat lift is at the large red square labelled Plan Incliné de Saint-Louis-Arzviller. The original route of the canal is the dotted orange
line with several of the locks (écluse) marked.
 France – TPCF extending north to Quillan
L'Echo du Rail reports that Le Train du Pays Cathare et du Fenouillèdes (TPCF) hope to extend from
St.Martin-Lys to Quillan in 2018. Operation is currently from Rivesaltes (which is just north of Perpignan) to
Axat and (via the Gorges de l’Aude) to Caudiès. St.Martin-Lys is beyond Caudiès. Quillan is the end of a
long, sparsely served branch running south from Carcassonne.
 Germany – Out of use line up for sale
Bohmte is on the Osnabrück to Bremen mainline, and from here line 9169 goes north for 2.2km to a
factory at Bohmte-Bruchheide. Beyond this point the 10.8km of line to Schwegermoor has been out of use
for several years. The line’s owners, Landkreis Osnabrück GmbH, put the line up for sale in June, probably
 Italy – Trenino Verde revival planned
The ‘Little Green Trains’ of Sardegna (Sardinia) are an extensive system of narrow gauge railways which
run through spectacular scenery. Operation on parts of some of the branches has been curtailed or
restricted this year, but there now seems to be the political goodwill and (equally importantly), the money
to repair and maintain the system during 2017.
 Netherlands - New platforms at Den Haag above the main station
A new set of RandstadRail Line E platforms opened at Den Haag Centraal station on 22 August after nearly
two years of construction. The platforms are above the main station and bus station, from which they are
accessible by a covered walkway. Line E trains have to climb 12 metres along a viaduct to reach the
platforms, which are under a glass and steel roof.
 Poland – A quick visit to Medyka
BLNI 1264.355 reported the start of a new service between Przemyśl and Medyka in the far south east of
Poland by the Ukraine border, and this was of sufficient interest for a member to fly out to investigate. He
travelled on the 13:50 to Medyka and 14:25 return on Monday 5 September. Two students travelled on
the outward working and a man and woman appeared for the return working. From what he saw nobody
used the intermediate stops. There was also a well-dressed man (PKP Manager?) who did the return trip
without getting off but took photos with his small camera of various railway related subjects.
Previous comments on Przemysl station and the route out to Medyka do not quite relate to what he saw.
Confusing track numbers with platform numbers does not help. The layout at Przemyśl is from the station
building northwards: Island Platform I containing 2 SG tracks, Island Platform II containing 2 SG tracks,
Island Platform III containing 1 SG track (signposted as track 4) and 1 BG track (not signposted), and Side
Platform with bay (presumably IV) containing BG track. The L’viv service advertised to use Platform III track
103 arrives earlier from L’viv and departs later to L’viv than the other timings, so use the Przemysl gauge
changing facilities which are immediately to the East of Platform III. Track 103 could be any of the three BG
tracks as Platform IV is only accessible via a subway from Platform III and there are signs inviting
passengers to proceed to the customs shed which he thinks is on Platform IV. Whether you still have to
detrain to do this he does not know. Proceeding from Przemyśl to Medyka there are, from north to south,
an electrified BG line (Line 92) and an electrified SG line (Line 91). At Hurko a pair of lines come in from
Żurawnica - the Przemyśl avoiding line. This consists of a non-electrified BG line and an electrified SG line.
Both looked used. Some years ago for a short period the last few evening arrivals into Przemyśl were
diverted via this route reversing in Hurko.
East of Hurko a pair of lines - electrified BG (Line 92) and electrified SG (Line 989) - diverge to the north
towards the extensive interchange yards between Hurko and Medyka. Our members train took the single
track electrified SG line (Line 91) which runs parallel to main road 28 up to several hundred metres south
of the yards. Two more intermediate halts (Medyka Towarowa and Medyka Rozradowa) are situated on
this line which he assumes to be the original route before there was a border in these parts necessitating
the building of the interchange yards. The BG route from the yards come back in at Medyka station where
there is also a small BG yard presumably used for entry/exit clearance. After Medyka station, according to
Google Earth, a pair of lines - one of each gauge - disappear round the corner towards Mostyska in
Ukraine. What our member failed to look out for, and Google Earth is inconclusive, is whether there are
any SG tracks coming back in from the yards to Medyka station. Although it was wet, both arms of the
triangle to Krowniki looked used. If anything the broad gauge line looked shinier. The triangle towards
Malhowice serves the carriage sidings some way to the south. Access to this route is by way of a double
track SG electrified line from the west – i.e. Przemyśl station - and a single track SG electrified line from the
east. Having walked out to the junction, the latter looks used. The former is obviously well used. There
used to be a corridor service from Przemyśl via Chyriv in Ukraine to Kroscienko which took this route but
sadly it came off soon after the post-1989 changes.
 Poland/Czech Republic/Germany - Polish track maintenance sadly lacking
A member recently travelled on the recently restored CD cross boundary service from Český Těšín (DMU
started from Frydek Mistek) to Cieszyn in Poland. The last few metres in the Czech Republic were in an
area of intense dereliction which worsens very considerably north of the (invisible!) border! Presumably
the line reopening is intended to help regeneration? A replacement bus operated from here to the next
station, Cieszyn Marklowice and was shown at the journey planner. When our member finally tracked the
bus down it turned out to be a people carrier with one bona fide passenger. The last kilometre of the road
journey was on an unmade road. He surmises that the reason for the rail route being closed may have
related to work on a level crossing. At Cieszyn Marklowice a DMU was waiting. The line is electrified on the
Polish side of the border but all the infrastucture - track and overhead - was in truly appalling condition
and the train crawled, probably at 20 kph, all the way to the mainline at Zebrzydowice where it reversed.
Progress now was at a somewhat more respectable pace towards Czechowice Dziedzice through an area
with extensive coal traffic - but for the last few kilometres east from Ochodza approaching Czechowice
Dziedzice, it was back down to snail's pace again. Our member suspects that use of a DMU is unusual but
stands to be corrected. And whatever we think about the bureaucracy of our UK railways, he can never
get over the fact that the separated Polish regional and InterCity railways require stations such as
Czechowice Dziedzice to have two completely separate and staffed booking offices open for most or all of
the traffic day. He always seems to end up at the wrong office or window!
Earlier in his holiday he passed from Germany to the Czech Republic on a through train from Dresden to
Liberec. This runs briefly into Poland immediately east of Zittau but there are no stations on the Polish
part. The train ran at a good speed on well-maintained tracks in both Germany and the Czech Republic -
and moved at a crawl over appalling track on the short Polish bit!
 Spain – The railway along the Costa del Sol
Málaga/Fuengirola (Cercania C-1): this branch line offers a 20-minute frequency which, given the long
stretches of single track, and single-platform terminus at Málaga Centro-Alameda, demands a high degree
of punctuality. Operation is by modern broad-gauge 4-car articulated EMUs, featuring wide gangways,
accessible toilet, and air-con that keeps passengers comfortable even in temperature of 30 degrees and
more. Aeropuerto station provides quick and easy interchange for Málaga-Costa del Sol airport, whilst
Málaga Maria Zambrano provides connections for inter-city services. Comparing against notes of our
members previous visit in 2002, more passing loops have been provided, but two stations have closed:
Terminal de Carga (which he suspects has been by-passed, as the infrastructure around the airport looks
very new), and San Julian (which, oddly, is fully intact and still in the timetable, but with no trains shown to
call). Plaza Mayor station, noted as ‘under construction’ in 2002 is now open. Platforms remain at nearby
Campo de Golf-Campameinto, already closed by 2002, whilst fully-equipped modern platforms at Los
Prados appear never to have been used (there are also platforms here on line C-2). Finally of note is that
San Andres station in Málaga has been renamed Victoria Kent (a local heroine of the Civil War). Can any
reader provide dates for these changes? (Editor’s note: The former above ground station at Aeropuerto
was replaced by a new underground station at the new terminal 3 from 10 September 2010. The line is
double from shortly after leaving Málaga Centro-Alameida through to a point beyond Guadalhorce, but
then single through the airport tunnel and onward to just beyond Plaza Major, with a passing loop at the
airport station itself. It was intended to add the second track through the tunnel when the 20 minute
service interval was introduced, but this has not happened, doubtless due to Spain’s economic woes.)
 Switzerland – kilometre marker spotting made difficult
The pictures (e-BLNI only) were taken recently at the Neuchâtel Place Pury terminus of the isolated metre
gauge line to Boudry and are notable for the unusual location of the kilometre zero markers. Our member
doubts if many BLS members would look for the zero suspended from the overhead wires! He is not
certain why the zero is not at the buffers but it is probably because this was not originally a terminus but
part of the Neuchâtel tram system. It became a terminus on 11 July 1976 with the closure of the route to
Courcelles, but the loop in the square across the road from the station remained in use until an unknown
date in 1988. The line was extensively rebuilt in the 1980s to railway standard (block signalling for
instance) and can no longer be considered a tramway.
The platform at Place Pury Kilometre 0 markers suspended from the overhead wires
 Turkey (European and Asiatic) – Istanbul bridge built with railway track, but not connected
The combined road/rail Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, at the eastern end of the Bosphorus between Garipçe
on the European side and Poyrazköy on the Asiatic side, was opened to road traffic on 26 August. This
provides a bypass round Istanbul for through traffic. However, although a double track railway line is
provided, there is no railway on either side. No tender document has been issued yet for the Gebze Halkalı
Hızlı Tren Hattı Güzergahı line between Halkalı on the European side and Gebze on the Asiatic side, so the
target commissioning date of 2018 seems completely unrealistic. It has not yet been decided if this line will
carry freight traffic, which would surely be the sensible thing to do to keep it out of Istanbul - assuming the
bridge can carry the axleload. The approximately 152 km line will serve Istanbul's third airport (under
construction at present) and Sabiha Gokcen Airport en route between Halkali and Gebze.
REST OF THE WORLD
 Canada – What’s happening in Vancouver
Updating BLNI 1262.319: CP wasted no time in lifting track of the Arbutus corridor in Vancouver. The track
was cut at mile 0.33 (south of the Squamish First Nation land) on both the Arbutus line and adjacent stub
of the South Shore branch on 10 June, and the entire line was gone by 8 July, other than at the 17 level
crossings, where the City Council will need to remove rails and refurbish the road surfaces. In late July, the
Council began providing a 4-metre wide asphalt path along the trackbed, but this has further aroused the
ire of local residents and work has been suspended.
On the positive side, tracklaying has now been completed throughout Skytrain’s new Evergreen Line, albeit
work still continues on installing the linear-induction rail. Work on the stations is scheduled to be
completed in October, but no opening date has yet been announced. The formation includes provision for
a junction west of Coquitlam Central station for the proposed branch line to Port Coquitlam. Meanwhile,
the first Mark III Skytrain cars were put into Expo and Millennium Line service on 18 August.
In south Vancouver, CP’s “O Yard” now sees only around one train per week, and much of the track has
been disconnected, leaving only two roads and one private siding accessible. This appears to be part of a
CP plan to eliminate unnecessary point-work across its system.
In North Vancouver, Pemberton level crossing, adjacent to the former BC Rail passenger station, has been
replaced by a new overbridge, providing an excellent vantage point for watching movements in CN’s
 Israel – Jezreel Valley line opening
The 60km line between Haifa and Beit Shee’an was inaugurated on 29 August and scheduled services start
on 16 October. The new line uses part of the alignment of the 1050 mm gauge Hedjaz Railway, which was
abandoned in 1951. There are four intermediate stations and two more are planned at Haifa Bay and
Nesher along with an extension to Sheikh Hussein bridge on the Jordanian border. A freight terminal is
being constructed at Kibbutz Sde Nahum west of Beit Shee'an.
 Japan – Part of Rumoi line to close
The mayor of Mashike town in Hokkaido has announced that the closure of the coastal section of the JR
Rumoi Line (Rumoi - Mashike 16.7 km) has been accepted. The last train will run on 4 December. Traffic
density of the entire Rumoi Line was 435 passengers/day/km in 1987 when JR Hokkaido started, but by
recent surveys this is down to 142. In 1975 traffic density was 2245 passengers/km/day for Fukagawa -
Rumoi and 1199 for Rumoi - Mashike. In 2014 the figures were 177 and 39, respectively. JR Hokkaido
wants to close the entire Rumoi Line. Population of Rumoi City is 22,509 as of December 2015. Rumoi
Station, which had seen over 1000 boarding passengers per day in the 1980s handled only 55 in 2014.
Express trains to Rumoi were abolished in 1986 and they are not likely to reappear for the city is served by
a new expressway. Moreover there is little room for additional runs with but one loop between Fukagawa
and Rumoi, down from eight in April 1983. In the past Rumoi was a major freight depot with the major
items being coal and herring. Handling of freight was abolished in 1999.
 Lebanon – Report of recent visit to see railway remains
Thomas Kautzor’s report can be found at http://www.internationalsteam.co.uk/trains/lebanon01.htm
Of current interest is the access to the Notre Dame du Liban Christian site in Harissa. This starts with the
Teleferique, a 1570-metre long aerial cable car which links the coastal town of Jounieh (about30 km north
of Beirut) with Harissa which is at 530m a.s.l.. From the top station a rubber-tired cable car with two cabins
takes visitors a short distance further up the mountain to the Christian sanctuary of Notre Dame du Liban.
The cabins are guided by a single rail, making this the only active 'railway' in Lebanon. It was built by
Pohlig-Heckel-Bleichert and is included in the fare for the Teleferique.
 Pakistan – Lahore metro runs into problems
The government of Punjab has been trying to push through a route for the Chinese funded Lahore metro,
but a high court has ruled that building work cannot take place within 60 metres of 11 protected sites,
including a UN world heritage site The proposed route would seriously affect three major sites by running
elevated tracks past them. The Orange Line Metro will run on a 27.1-kilometre track, of which 25.4
kilometres will be elevated. Construction has actually started, and has been plagued by accidents and
deaths. Opponents of the project want it to run in tunnel through the sensitive areas.
 Pakistan – Chinese funded upgrading approved
China is providing a loan covering 85% of the costs of upgrading the 1872 km Karachi to Peshawar main
line as part the recently signed framework agreement for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Work will
be carried out in two phases, the first by December 2017 and the second in 2021. The project will increase
axle loadings from 22.8 to 25 tonnes. The project will also upgrade the 55km line from Havelian to Taxila,
with a dry port being constructed at Havelian.
List of Special Trains on Lines without Passenger Services
Entries marked with a "+" were updated within the last four weeks.
24. 09. DGEG u.a. Thülen, Arnsberg Süd
24. 09. ASM (Dortmund Hbf -) Dortmund-Scharnhorst - Abzw Deusen - Abzw Buschstraße - Abzw Huckarde Süd -
Dortmund-Lütgendortmund - Bochum Nord - Herne-Rottbruch - Wanne-Eickel Bro/Sot - Wanne-Eickel Wst -
Bottrop Süd - Oberhausen Hbf - Mülheim(R)-Speldorf - Hafen Mülheim - Mülheim(R)-Speldorf - Duisburg Hbf
- Abzw Sigle - Oberhausen West Orm - Oberhausen-Osterfeld Süd - Essen-Vogelheim - Hafen Essen (Ost- u.
Westufer) - Essen-Vogelheim - Oberhausen-Osterfeld Süd - Abzw Grafenbusch (- Mülheim(R)-Styrum -) Essen
West - Mülheim(R)-Heißen - Essen West (- Dortmund Hbf)
24/25. 09. NbSE 2x Egeln - Staßfurt Shuttles Staßfurt - Bw
25. 09. NVS Übg Jena-Göschwitz [also 22.X]
25. 09. Osningbahn Bielefeld Hbf - Gütersloh Nord - Bad Laer and return
25. 09. + HKB Railtours around Hafenbahn Leer(Ostfriesl) [as well as 1-3.X Shuttles in the Messegelände]
30. 09. DB Regio Diversions between Kassel Hbf and Fuldatal-Ihringshausen via Kassel Rbf
01/02. 10. + ??? Langenlonsheim - Simmern
01-03. 10. + PE Vatterode Running day at Parkeisenbahn Vatterode [also 29-31.X]
01. 10. + OSEF u.a. Falkenberg(Elster) unt Bf - ob Bf, Leipzig-Mockau - Messe, Döbeln - Meißen T. CANCELLED
02. 10. BNR (Helmstedt -) Berlin Südkreuz - DTM and return
02. 10. Geraer (Gera Hbf -) Erfurt-Linderbach - Erfurt Ost (- Klostermansfeld) and return
03. 10. + Lalsohammer Running day at Parkbahn Lalsohammer (13-17 hours)
03. 10. TEV (Weimar -) Kassel - Henschel-Museum (?)
03. 10. BEM Schongau - Landsberg(Lech)
03. 10. IG Unstrutbahn (Rottenbach - Erfurt Hbf -) Artern - Laucha(Unstrut) and return
09. 10. DHEF (Harpstedt -) Annenheide - Adelheide and return
09. 10. NVS (Gera Hbf -) Erfurt Gbf - Erfurt Nord (- Nordhausen) and return
10. 10. OSEF (Löbau(Sachs) -) KW Boxberg
14. 10. ET (Münster(Westf) -) Hasbergen - Georgsmarienhütte
15. 10. BmD (Berlin -) Altenburg - Meuselwitz and return
16. 10. BmD u.a. Fredersdorf(b Bln) - Rüdersdorf
16. 10. + DGEG Einbeck-Salzderhelden - PS-Speicher and return
22. 10. DGEG (Bochum Hbf -) Mecklenbeck - Sudmühle - Abzw Osnabrück Süd - Osnabrück Rbf - Osnabrück Hbf -
Essen(Old) - Herzlake - Meppen - Lathen - Sögel - Lathen - Haren(Ems) - Eurohafen Emsland Mitte -
Haren(Ems) (- Bochum Hbf)
28-30. 10. + DB Diversion of EC-Route 88 via. Lindau avoiding line (not stopping at Lindau Hbf) [also 3.XI]
29. 10. + DB Diversions 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. DGEG ´´With the Railcar around North Germany´´
05. 11. + DGEG Wilhelmshaven Docks including Jade-Weser-Port
06. 11. BmD u.a. Berlin-Neukölln - KW Rudow
11. 11. IG Nossen Nossen - Meißen (- Dresden -) Freiberg(Sachs) - Nossen - Meißen
27. 11. OSEF u.a. Übg Pirna
03. 12. IG Nossen Nossen - Freiberg(Sachs) (- Chemnitz -) Pockau-Lengefeld - Marienberg(Sachs) (- Olbernhau -)
Freiberg(Sachs) - Nossen and return
03. 12. VCD Sundern(Sauerl) - Neheim-Hüsten (- Marburg(Lahn)) and return
10. 12. IG Nossen 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
24. 09. + PR (Rzeszów Gł. -) Łupków - Medzilaborce and return PL
LDC (Cottbus -) Żagań - Lubsko and return [DE/CZ] PL
01. 10. SHK (Kielce -) Kostomłoty - Kielce Czarnków - Piekoszów - podg. Szczukowskie - Sitkówka Nowiny - PL
Włoszakowice - Staszów - Połaniec - Staszów - Chmielów k. T. (- Sandomierz - Ostrowiec Św. -
01. 10. Starachowice -) Skarżysko Kościelne - Szydłowiec (- Skarżysko Kamienna - Kielce) CZ
Shuttles České Budějovice - Teplárna IT
01. 10. + ČD (Milano -) Novara - Varallo Sesia and return SK
02. 10. FTI (Košice -) Medzilaborce - Łupków and return [SK/PL] IT
08. 10. KHKV Sulmona - Castel di Sangro and return [also 6.XI, 26.XII] PL
09. 10. u.a. Międzyrzecz - Międzychód HU
09. 10. + Molise (Miskolc -) Papírgyár - Mahóca and return AT
22. 10. TurKol u.a. St. Veit a. d. Glan - Klein St. Paul PL
22. 10. Circular tour around Poznań [also 26.XI, 10.XII] CZ
22. 10. + ÉSZAKERDŐ Kojetín - Tovačov CZ
22/23. 10. + NBiK Short lines around Písek HU
28-30. 10. (Miskolc -) Hejőkeresztúr - Mezőcsát and return PL
29. 10. TurKol u.a. Wągrowiec - Rogoźno Wlkp. AT
11. 11. kolmix (Wien Praterstern -) Paasdorf - Mistelbach Lb and return IT
04. 12. KŽC Sulmona - Roccaraso and return FR
10/11. 12. + 375,660 Loudeac - St. Brieuc and return [also 17-20.XII] IT
11. 12. TurKol Shuttles Novara - Varallo Sesia
11. 12. Landesbahn
USA - Kettle Valley Steam Railway pictures
Following the recent item about the KVSR in BLNI 1262.319, a member who travelled the line recently has
sent pictures of the Trout Creek Bridge with a train on the bridge and then it coming off the bridge to
continue its journey.