INTERNATIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO BLN 1257 21 MAY 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.
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
The PTG Slovenia,Croatia and Italy tour in April 2016 travelled over the 11.4km freight line from Škrljevo (east of Rijeka
in Croatia) to the docks at Bakar. This is a spectacular railway, rising from the dockside at Bakar (seen on the left of the
picture) to 263 metres a.s.l. at Škrljevo and following a winding and convoluted course up the mountainside with
fantastic views. Railway maps still show a short branch going west about halfway down this line, but the picture shows
clearly that this has been lifted.
 Croatia - Passenger numbers drop
According to "Today's Railways Europe" passenger traffic has collapsed alarmingly - traffic in 2015 is only
44% of that in 2012. And now the government has announced that the subsidy is to be cut drastically
which must raise the possibility of lines closing. Despite the 17km section from Pleternica to Čaglin
reopening at the December 2015 timetable change, the remaining closed section of line 42 from Čaglin to
Našice Grad is obviously vulnerable as is the closed Daruvar to Pčelić section of line 41. Projects to rebuild
sections of lightly used lines such as these would be the first to go in a review of railway expenditure.
 Estonia – Visit report
Tallinn trams. The closure of the route from Hobujaama to Ulemiste last year was to allow improvements
to the track and also to construct the first part of a line from Majaka poik which will eventually lead to the
Airport. At the moment the new line (part of route 4) has just one stop, Ulemiste Jaam, serving the
Ulemiste railway station nearby. There is a temporary turning circle beyond. Posters suggest completion of
the line to the airport in 2017. Limited observation suggests that the new CAF trams only operate on
routes 3 and 4 where the track is in reasonable condition, with the Tatras operating on all lines.
Tallinn Baltijaam (Tallinn Baltic station) - the main station in Tallinn has been modernised recently. Most
trains are operated by modern 3 car EMUs or DMUs, sometimes coupled in pairs. These are EU financed,
operated by Elron and carry an orange/black livery. For variety there is a daily train to St Petersburg and
Moscow which currently departs at 16:25 and is formed of RZD stock with a GO liveried diesel loco.
Curiously only the northern platforms have overhead wiring. There is no overall roof or indeed any
canopies on any of the platforms. On the north side of the station is a backshunt which gives access to a
nearby works. This once continued for several hundred metres before terminating at a low tarmac
platform adjoining Pohja Pst tramstop. There are also some railway buildings nearby. Only the first few
metres of the backshunt are now available - there is a red board in the middle of the track and further
along a section of line has been lifted where it crosses a road, Suurturi. Shortly after leaving Tallinn a well-
used line trails in from the north which leads to some freight yards and Kopli.
The writer sampled five branch lines in total.
Paldiski - This line is electrified and serves a port which was significant in the Soviet era. There is a fine
preserved wooden station building some of which is still used for railway purposes, and also a waiting
shelter, now boarded up. There is a healthy freight traffic - tank and container wagons were seen, some
scrap traffic and car carrying wagons. This was the only place where a moving freight train was seen by the
writer. Just one track has overhead wiring. Passenger traffic seemed quite healthy.
Kloogarand - This is the one track, one platform terminus of a short branch from Klooga. Located in the
middle of woods, it is just a short walk to a beach past a derelict kiosk. There were no houses visible at all,
although there was a nearby car park. Three people got off the train including the writer who took a
couple of photos, then looked up and could see no trace of the other two at all. The line here does not
seem to have ever gone any further.
Riisipere - the line here used to go on to Haapsalu until the mid 2000s , but Riisipere is now the terminus.
There is a wooden station building, a more modern one storey signal box and a brick water tower. There
was no sign of any freight traffic.
Pärnu and Viljandi. Although operated by the modern Elron trains, infrastructure on these lines belongs to
Edelaraudtee (South Western Railway) (or more correctly Edelaraudtee Infrastruktuuri AS.) Some of the
older Edelaraudtee rolling stock which used to operate these services is stored at Tallinn Vaike, which
boasts a stone built station building, one of the few seen.
Pärnu describes itself as Estonia's summer capital, but has a miserable service of two passenger trains each
way. The bus service to Tallinn is quicker and more frequent. In view of this, the grand plan was to take a
train to Pärnu, bus to Viljandi and then train back to Tallinn. The 07:45 departure from Tallinn carries
portions for both Pärnu and Viljandi, and splits at the junction station, Lelle. A large number of stations
beyond here towards Pärnu are request stops including the delightfully named Tootsi. One young
passenger failed to realise that a request system was in operation and was carried way beyond her
intended stop. Pärnu Kaubajaam is a station with a number of loops and sidings, but at the time of the
journey, no actual evidence of freight traffic. It was built in the early 1970s and is very much beyond even
the outskirts of the town. There was a station of similar age nearer to Pärnu built to put the town on a
through line from Tallinn to Latvia. In the mid 2000s that became a terminus. However the line is now cut
back to a one track, one platform halt on the opposite side of the town's bypass to the town itself and near
to an industrial estate. The writer's tourist town map showed the railway, but not the station. Research
suggested that the station could well be a long way from the town centre and from the writer's 10:45 bus
to Viljandi. Having gone through the pedestrian tunnel under the bypass, the writer found a bus at the top
of the ramp and yes, it was going past the bus station.
The new station at Pärnu is a single platform with bus type shelter. Hardly what one would expect for Estonia’s fourth
city, boasting 41,000 inhabitants.
The original narrow gauge station in Pärnu, closed in the early 1970s, was located on the site of the current
bus station and it is said that the building where bus tickets are now sold was a railway building. There is
also said to be a plinthed narrow gauge loco in the vicinity, but the writer managed to miss it.
The bus to Viljandi passed a closed station at Kilingi-Nomme (station building, platform and some ballast
present) and also the station at Moisakula (which has a preserved coach and some relaid track). These
stations were on the line to Latvia abandoned in the mid 2000s.
The writer had done no research on Viljandi before setting off, confident that the town must be small and
if not the station would be visible from the bus or even adjacent to the bus station. Unfortunately the
town was larger than imagined, and there had been no sight of the railway by the time he arrived at the
bus station 22 minutes before the train was due to leave. At this stage the writer ran into a nearby
shopping centre. The first person he encountered was a young man working in a key and heel bar who
spoke good English and was able to get the town map up on his computer screen. The computer showed
that the station was at the other end of town, 18 minutes walk and the writer now had 19 minutes to get
there. He thanked the man profusely and ran off in the right direction having just enough time to take
photos and collapse into a seat on the train. Viljandi has a pleasant restored station building, although
there was no time to check if it was still used for railway purposes. There were a number of loops which
were well polished suggesting freight traffic. However no wagons were seen.
The end of the line at Pärnu is just beyond the platform. Beyond the rather insubstantial looking buffer stops the
formation has been removed, so there are obviously plans to use the land freed up for other purposes. The line used to
continue another 1.7 km to the previous, much larger, station.
 France – Eight freight lines to be renovated
A four year programme has been announced for renovation of freight lines in the Champagne-Ardenne
region in the 2016-2019 period. Eight lines have been prioritised, totalling 263km. They are: Coolus-
Charmont-Luyères, Troyes-Vitry-le-François, Oiry-Sézanne-Esternay, Pont-Maugis-Mouzon, Amagne-
Lucquy-Alland'Huy, St-Julien-Bouilly-Roncenay, Bricon-Orges and Voie Mère de Reims-Saint-Léonard.
Three other lines have been identified as requiring upgrading and these are Troyes-Villeneuve-
l'Archevèque, Alland'Huy-Challerange and Orges-Veuxhaulles. These total 59.4km and have little traffic, so
it will require investment by the industries on the lines to avoid closure.
 France – More on the Fismes to La Ferté Milon railway
Item 1255.170 dealt with suspension of passenger services between Fismes and La Ferté Milon. An
exceedingly knowledgeable correspondent has added further information. He is not sure it was the
Picardie region that asked for the line to stay open to freight – SNCF Réseau simply reduced the maximum
speed possible making it impossible to run a viable passenger service. The line generates several trains a
week – from the SIBELCO sand quarry with trains from Neuilly St Front or Oulchy-Breny, cereals from
Oulchy-Breny and infra traffic from the Vossloh rail depot at Fère-en Tardenois.
 France - Thiers to Montbrison ‘temporary’ closure
SNCF have announced the ‘temporary’ closure of the middle section of the Clermont Ferrand to Saint-
Étienne railway. The affected section, closed for safety reasons, is between Thiers and Montbrison, and
will supposedly reopen in the autumn. However in early May the SNCF journey planner still showed
weekday trains running until 31 May inclusive, thereafter SuO until 3 July inclusive. HAFAS shows weekday
trains running until 1 July but is presumably not up to date.
 France – AGRIVAP line loses freight fraffic
In the Massif du Haut Forez, the heritage association AGRIVAP operates the longest tourist line in France,
circa 80 km between Courpière and Sembadel. The southern end of the line joins the St. Georges-d’Aurac
to St-Étienne line at Darsac, while the northern end of the line is at Pont-de-Dore near Thiers on the
threatened Clermont Ferrand to St-Étienne line (see item 209). It has also, regularly, operated freight
trains of paper pulp between two industrial sites on its line. In the summer of 2015, an administrative audit
of the freight activity resulted in a ruling that AGRIVAP must replace all its old wagons and upgrade some
track. The total cost would be 400,000 euros. Like in most groups of volunteers, the numbers of active
members is small. AGRIVAP, in its spring 2016 annual meeting decided to pull out of the freight operations
because of lack of resources and lack of funding. This decision will reduce their income and probably
reduce the length of line that they can maintain, so if you need this line a visit in the near future may well
be a good idea. Item adapted from the SNCF Society newsletter.
 France – Strasbourg light rail services extend
A 1.8km southern extension of Strasbourg light rail Line A from Lixenbuhl to Illkirch-Graffenstaden was
inaugurated on 23 April. The extension includes new stations at Parc Malraux, Cour de l'Illiade, and
Graffenstaden, offering a 28-minute journey time between Graffenstaden and the city's main railway
station. Line E services were also extended south to Campus Ilkirch station on 23 April.
 Luxembourg/France - Bettembourg avoiding line loses passenger use
BLNI 1254.151 referred to the very threatened Thionville (France) – Esch (Luxembourg) – Longwy (France)
service continuing with two train pairs until at least 2 April. Sure enough the service was withdrawn from 3
April, thereby closing the Bettembourg avoiding line to passenger trains.
 Poland - More travails in search of new track
After the late running of the Turkol tour (reported in the previous BLNI) and the enforced change to his
schedule, our member travelled the following day from Bydgoszcz to Katowice on a through service, then
waited for EC112, one of two train pairs which are routed from Katowice through Rybnik and Chałupki, but
then taking the Bohumin avoiding line to reach Ostrava without reversal at Bohumin. Before this year this
curve was exceedingly rare track. All went according to plan and the night was spent in Ostrava. The
following day it was necessary to return to Poland for more very rare track, only covered on weekdays and
of uncertain duration. EC113 was the planned move, a through train from Ostrava to Warszawa, again via
the Bohumin avoiding line and with the same Polish locomotive as the previous day. The train was 20
minutes late and lost more time en-route to Katowice, where the train stopped for a LONG time.
Eventually it was announced that there was a problem with the locomotive and the train was cancelled.
Everyone off and over to platform 3. This was worrying as the plus two hours at Warszawa Zachodnia was
now down to less than an hour and there didn’t seem to be any train from platform 3 to Warszawa. Luckily
the EC train ‘Sobieska’, from Wien to Gdynia was running late, and duly arrived to take our member
forward to Warszawa Zachodnia. Interrails not being valid on Koleje Mazowiecki services, a return ticket to
Radom was purchased from the ticket machine. Trains at Zachodnia are so numerous that only 10-12
minutes at a time can be shown on the departure boards at busy times, but eventually the ‘Radomiak’
service at 16:15 was shown as departing from platform 6. PKP are currently rebuilding the Warszawa to
Radom railway, whilst trying to keep services running over it. This obviously created a problem for Greater
Warszawa area operator Koleje Mazowiecki who operate a fast commuter service from Radom to
Warszawa in the morning, and a return service in the late afternoon, branded the ‘Radomiak’. This train
pair has therefore been diverted via a longer route, but one with higher speeds possible, so overall journey
time is not badly affected. Koleje Mazowieki loco 170-007 on three double decker coaches arrived on time
and set off down the CMK (Centralna Magistrala Kolejowa) which is the high speed line to Kraków and
Katowice. The one our member had just come along! After an hour the [Koluszki] – Tomaszow Mazowiecki
– Radom line (line 113) goes overhead and two curves trail in southwards to Idzikowice. The south to west
curve to Deba Opoczynska and Tomaszow Mazowiecki is an obscure route used by a handful of services
(see EGTRE for details), but it is the south to east curve to Radzice and Radom that is the rare curve, and
this was our members objective for the day (see BLNI 1254). Before Idzikovice there is a works on the left
labelled Remtrak which obviously refurbishes carriages, as a number were outside awaiting attention.
After the signal box is the start of a more extensive yard and the train left the main running lines here to
stop opposite Poct. 11 and reverse. One enterprising smoker opened the doors here and had a quick
smoke while the driver changed ends. Try doing that in the UK! There was a long section of parallel running
before the line curves away towards Radzice. Rare track completed, our member was quite happy at this
point, and even more so when the train arrived in Radom 10 minutes early. This changed to dismay when
he discovered that the 18:44 local train he was taking back to Warszawa was 120 minutes late! How did
that come to pass? Whatever the reason, his arrival time back in Warszawa was 2.5 hours later than
planned at just after 23:00 hours. Time for a few hours sleep before an early morning flight to Switzerland
– a country where timekeeping is less problematic!
 Spain - Bilbao diversion to end in early 2017
The Lezama - Sondika - Bilbao Casco Viejo Eusko Tren service was diverted to Lutxana (over a line normally
used only for empty workings to/from the depot) in summer 2015 to provide a temporary connection
whilst Casco Viejo - Sondika was rebuilt for Metro line 3. The target is now for this line to open in early
2017, whereupon the Lezama - Lutxana line will lose its passenger service.
REST OF THE WORLD
 Cambodia – Passenger train trial a success
Cambodian rail concessionaire Royal Railway announced on 21 March that it would launch a trial
passenger service on its metre-gauge line from the capital Phnom Penh to the port city of Sihanoukville on
9 April. The eight-day trial, which coincided with Khmer New Year, saw a daily service in each direction,
departing from Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville at 07:00 with intermediate stops at Takeo and Kampot. It
had been 14 years since the last passenger train ran on the line. The trial was obviously successful since
from 30 April a Friday to Sunday service has started operating. Journey time for the 264km trip is around
eight hours with a $US 7 single fare. Freight trains returned to Sihanoukville at the end of 2012 following
the completion of a rehabilitation project, which was funded by the Asian Development Bank. In January
the Cambodian government said it expected to restore its rail link to Thailand by the end of this year.
 Japan - Visit to Japan, October 2015 Part 3 Kyoto area
Whilst in this area our two travellers visited Hiroshima. The connecting train started in Osaka and covered
the 212 miles to Hiroshima in 93 minutes (137 mph including four stops). The town tour bus was free to JR
Pass holders. Among the places visited was the memorial area where the atomic bomb exploded in 1945
and the exhibition showing the damage it caused. Very sobering. The trams were used as well, again a
mixture of old (Toshiba) and new (Mitsubishi). On the return journey they stopped in Kyoto to visit a craft
beer pub called the Bungalow. Rather than catch the slower trains they were in time to return by
Shinkansen to Maibara (19 minutes for 42 miles) then one local train stop to Hikone.
The next day a local train was taken to Kyoto. This was a local rapide, (a semi-fast train) taking 50 minutes
for 40 miles. This was a Sunday morning but the eight coach train was packed with standing passengers by
the time it reached Kyoto. Three other points about this train. Nearly all seats were reversible, there was a
view from the front coach to the line ahead and some seats had to be raised to make extra space for
standing passengers in the peaks. Our correspondent suggests that we should have these arrangements in
the UK - Paddington to Reading comes to mind. Unfortunately the railway museum in Kyoto was closed
until next year for major refurbishment and expansion. Their bus pass costing £3 covered them for all
travel but buses were packed. They returned to Hikone via the Shinkansen as the previous day.
The following day they decided to look around Hikone Castle before catching a Shinkansen to Nagoya,
again from the nearby town of Maibara. They bought a boxed meal sold on stations called a Bento. These
have small portions of a variety of food usually rice, fish and/or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables.
The 50 miles took just under 27min. This was impressive in itself but the train stopped for 3min 16sec at
the intermediate station while another train overtook them! So they averaged over 120 mph whilst on the
move for such a short distance. They tried standard class on this train. Even in this class all seats lined up
with windows and were reversible. Our correspondent paced them and both classes were a pitch of 42
inches. This is similar to Pendolino first class seats. Returning from Nagoya (where they found a very
pleasant brew pub) there were eight trains to Tokyo within 30 minutes. Their Shinkansen to Maibara
reached its intermediate station, Gifu-Hashima, and stopped. 1 minute 30 seconds after stopping they
were overtaken by the following train and after another 1 minute 11 seconds they were on their way
again. Interestingly the guards on the Bullet Trains look out of the windows as they enter and leave
stations looking quite comical and often holding on to their hats. But it means when the doors close the
guard is on the train so does not delay the train while his door is closing as in the UK. We could learn so
much from Japan. The next day their trains were impressive in a different way. They were using Super
Expresses, electric from Maibara to Gifu, then diesel Gifu to Takayama. Our correspondent sat behind the
driver's cab on both these trains and had a glorious view out of the front windows, the same view as the
driver. Apart from the spectacular scenery, one of the top ten scenic lines in Japan, it enabled him to watch
the driver. He had the timing sheet in front of him which could be read by western eyes. It gave timings to
the nearest five seconds. He was 30 seconds early at one point but could see on his schedule there was a
slowing ahead, for track works. After the track works he was only three seconds early. Drivers are also
trained to point out all items they observe such as signals, level crossings and speed restrictions to make
sure they are alert. What a system! Takayama is one of the tourist places in Japan with traditional old
areas which were duly visited.
 Turkey (Asiatic) – Antalya light rail extends
The light rail system in Antalya line opened between Fatih and Meydan in 2009 and test running started on
an extension on 3 April. The extension runs for 15.4 km from Meydan to Expo 2016, with a 2.4 km branch
to the airport. Passenger trains should start running on 22 April.
 Turkey (Asiatic) – Deviations on the line to Lake Van
In Eastern Turkey a lengthy branch goes east from Yolçatı to Tatvan, where the train ferry across Lake Van
departs. Genç and Muş are stations in the middle of the line and between them a new dam is being
constructed at Yenibaşak. This is enormous and the railway line is to be diverted as it will be submerged by
the rising waters of the reservoir. A lot of the earthworks for the new line are already completed, but there
is still a lot to do if the 2018 date for diversion onto the new line is to be achieved. It’s a huge diversion –
about 100km. This is not the first deviation on the line. An earlier one was built for another reservoir lower
down the valley between Beyhan and Hodan, but construction problems have come to light since it was
commissioned as the cuttings have begun to crumble and the embankments have begun to sag. This new
route has a 50 kph speed restriction on it, reducing to 20 kph in places, and (on a recent visit) to a dead
crawl at one point where derailment damage was being repaired. The result is that the new line is
significantly slower than the one it replaced! Trains lose 25 – 30 minutes on this section alone.
 USA - Ethan Allen Express to be extended to Burlington
On 6 May the Department of Transportation announced that it will provide funding to extend Amtrak’s
Ethan Allen Express passenger train service to Burlington, Vermont. Currently, the service begins in New
York City and stops in Rutland, Vermont. The grant will fund approximately 11 miles of new rail track and
three passenger platforms at Middlebury, Vergennes, and Burlington. The project will also allow passenger
trains to operate up to 60 miles per hour, and enhance safety at multiple railroad crossings.
 USA – Printed AMTRAK timetable to end
The current Amtrak System Timetable is going to be the last one that is available as a single printed
timetable. In the future it will still be available to download in pdf format, and most individual route
timetables will still continue to be printed. The current timetable can still be ordered online from:
 USA - Part of the Catskill Mountain Railroad to close
It looks that the Catskill Mountain Railroad operation in Kingston, New York will end 31 May. Their website
(www.catskillmtrailroad.com) lists that as the last day of operation. The future of the other part of their
operation at Mt. Tremper is also in question.
IBSE Liste – List of Special Trains on lines without Passenger Services
Entries marked with a “+” were updated within the last four weeks
28/29. 05. + IBSE IBSE-Special train around Nürnberg,
28/29. 05. + IG Nossen Nossen - Ri. Lommatzsch CANCELLED
Tecklenburg - Lengerich (- Emden) and return.
28. 05. ET (Emden -) Abelitz - Aurich and return.
28. 05. IGSO Mannheim Industriehafen [also 29.X]
28. 05. HE Mannheim
04. 06. + SBS Shuttles Pirna - ITL 9-18 Uhr
04. 06. + OSEF Shuttles AGRO-Terminal Heidenau - ITL
04. 06. + OSEF Löbau(Sachs) - Ebersbach(Sachs) (- Bischofswerda -) Dresden-Neustadt - Dresden-Altstadt (-
Schwarzenberg(Erzg)) and return.
04. 06. + EM Bochum Moers - Duisburg-Baerl - Oberhausen West, Zeche Zollverein, vmtl. Bottrop Süd
11. 06. + ET Lengerich-Hohne Pbf - Höste - Lengerich(Westf) (- Osnabrück - Bielefeld -) Gütersloh Nord - Bad
12. 06. GES Shuttles Ludwigsburg - Korntal (- Hemmingen) [also 3.VII]
12. 06. ODF (Piesberg -) Osnabrück-Altstadt - Kluskurve - Bohmte - Bad Essen and return.
15. 06. OSEF Löbau(Sachs) - Ebersbach(Sachs) (- Mladá Boleslav/Jungbunzlau) and return. [DE/CZ] FULLY
18. 06. Sauren (Hagen Hbf -) W-Langerfeld (- Wuppertal Hbf -) Düsseldorf-Gerresheim - D-Derendorf Dnf - D-
Reisholz - Benrath tief - Krupp-Werk - D-Reisholz - D-Derendorf Dnf - D-Rath - AB Vallourec - D-
18. 06. EMBB Rath - Ratingen West - AB Stahlkontor Hahn u. Preymesser - Ratingen West - Abzw Hardt (-Hagen)
(Leipzig-Plagwitz -) Berlin Südkreuz - DTM and return.
18/19. 06. DB Shuttles Koblenz Hbf - DB Museum
Shuttles Helmstedt - KW Buschhaus (Tor)
18. 06. + EF Helmstedt (Dresden-Neustadt -) Kamenz(Sachs) - Hosena and return. [also 21.VII]
Bielefeld Hbf - Güterloh Nord - Bad Laer and return. [also 25.IX]
19. 06. OSEF Döbeln - Nossen - Freiberg(Sachs) and return.
Shuttles Greifswald - Ladebow
19. 06. Osningbahn Löbau(Sachs) - Ebersbach(Sachs) - Rumburk, Děčín-Prostřední Žleb - Děčín východ [DE/CZ]
(Chemnitz Hbf -) Olbernhau-Grünthal - Neuhausen(Erzgeb) and return.
25/26. 06. IG Nossen (Naumburg(Saale)Hbf - Erfurt Hbf -) Artern - Donndorf(Unstrut) and return.
Freiberg(Sachs) - Nossen and return. [also 30.X]
15-17. 07. Press u.a. Meppen - Essen(Old), Lathen - Sögel
u.a. Kamenz(Sachs) - Hosena, Abzw Altdöbern Süd - Abzw Lindthal, Großräschen Süd
30. 07. OSEF u.a. Nossen - Döbeln [also 4.XII]
(Münster(Westf) - Osnabrück Hbf -) Stahlwerkskurve - Westerkappeln
14. 08. TG Ferkeltaxi Shuttles Cottbus - Bh Cottbus
u.a. Thülen, Arnsberg Süd
21. 08. + IG Unstrutbahn u.a. Übg Jena-Göschwitz [also 22.X]
Diverted between. Kassel Hbf and. Fuldatal-Ihringshausen via Kassel Rbf
21. 08. + IG Nossen Special train to lines in Mecklenburg IN PLANNING
Falkenberg(Elster) unt Bf - ob Bf, Leipzig-Mockau - Messe, Döbeln - Meißen T.(?)
27. 08. DGEG Schongau - Landsberg(Lech)
(Rottenbach - Erfurt Hbf -) Artern - Lalsoa(Unstrut) and return.
11. 09. OSEF (Gera Hbf -) Erfurt Gbf - Erfurt Nord (- Nordhausen) and return.
Special train around Aachen IN PLANNING
17. 09. IG Nossen (Löbau(Sachs) -) KW Boxberg
(Münster(Westf) -) Hasbergen - Georgsmarienhütte
17. 09. + ET Göttingen Industriebahn (- Seesen -) Einbeck Mitte (- Kreiensen) - IN PLANNING
´´With the Railcar to Northern Germany´´
17/18. 09. LDC Trierer Weststrecke, Merzig Ost IN PLANNING
Gelsenkirchen-Horst Nord, Essen-Vogelheim, Spellen
24. 09. + DGEG Übg Pirna
Sundern(Sauerl) - Neheim-Hüsten (- Marburg(Lahn)) and return.
25. 09. NVS
Pockau-Lengefeld - Marienberg(Sachs), Olbernhau-Grünthal - Neuhausen(Erzgeb)
30.9 -4. 10. DB Regio Nossen - Meißen Triebischtal
Dresden-Neustadt - Dresden-Friedrichstadt
30. 9 -3. 10. DGEG
01. 10. OSEF
03. 10. BEM
03. 10. + IG Unstrutbahn
09. 10. NVS
09. 10. DGEG
10. 10. OSEF
14. 10. + ET
22. 10. DGEG
31. 10.-4.111.+ DGEG
05. 11. DGEG
19. 11. DGEG
27. 11. OSEF
03. 12. VCD
04. 12. IG Nossen
10. 12. IG Nossen
31. 12. OSEF
17. 5-21. 6. + SBB Umleitung d. S6 zw. Zürich Seebach u. Glattbrugg üb. Gz-Strecke CH
20-28. 05. DGEG
Launsdorf-Hochosterwitz - Klein St. Paul, Trieste - Villa Opicina - Trieste Campo Marzio AT
21. 05. TurKol Stare Bojanowo - Śmigiel PL
21. 05. TurKol
Wrocław Gł. - Wrocław Gądówn - Wrocław Nadodrze - Wrocław Swojczyce - Wrocław SołtysowicePL
(- Wrocław Gł.)
22. 05. + Landesbahn (Wien- Retz - Drosendorf -) Zellerndorf - Laa a. d. Thaya (- Mistelbach) AT
22. 05. + FFI (Milano -) Novara - Varallo Sesia and return. [also 5.VI,4.IX,11.XII] IT
28. 05. + KŽC
(Praha hl.n-) Kladno-Dubí - Skanzen Mayrau u. and return. [also 18.VI, 16.VII, 27.VIII, CZ
28/29. 05. TurKol 10.IX, 28.X, 3.XII] PL
28. 05. + SHK PL
Kołobrzeg - Kołobrzeg Port
28. 05. kolmix CZ
29. 05. + Molise (Kielce -) Kostomłoty - Kielce Czarnków - Piekoszów - podg. Szczukowskie - Sitkówka
05. 06. TurKol Nowiny - Włoszakowice - Staszów - Połaniec - Staszów - Chmielów k. T. - Sandomierz -
11/12. 06. + NSMK Ostrowiec Św. - Starchowice - Skarżysko Kościelne - Szydłowiec - Skarżysko Kamienna (-
12. 06. MLV Kielce)
12. 06. steamrail
12-18. 06. PTG Kojetín - Tovačov [also 13/14.VIII, 22/23.X]
19. 06. TurKol
25. 06. TurKol Sulmona - Castel di Sangro and return. [also 7,20.VIII, 9.X, 6.XI, 26.XII] IT
25-27. 06. TWKP Wągrowiec - Rogoźno Wlkp. [also 11.XI] PL
26. 06. TurKol 2x Kraków Gł.- Kraków Nowa Huta and return. PL
02. 07. AJECTA
02/03. 07. steamrail Schwarzenau - Zwettl - Waldhausen [also 24.IX, 3/4.XII] AT
06. 07. TurKol
31. 07. Molise Lieksa - Pankakoski FI
06-14. 08. KŽC
13. 08. TurKol Special train in Bosnia and Herzogovina [BA/HR/RS] BA
13. 08. + TurKol Kołobrzeg - Kołobrzeg Port, VBK Szczecin Dąbie PL
13. 08. + Molise (Poznań Gł. - Gniezno - Nakło (- Białośliwie NG) and return. PL
28. 08. Landesbahn Special train to Białośliwie NG PL
29. 08. TurKol (Wolsztyn -) Międzyrzecz/- Sulęcin and return. PL
03-11. 09. PTG
10. 09. TurKol (Longueville -) Gouaix - Montereau (- Moret-sur-Loing) and return. FR
10. 09. TurKol
18. 09. Molise Nurmes - Kontiomäki and return. FI
18-24. 09. + Siede (Poznań Gł.-Wągrowiec - Rogoźno Wlkp.- Czarnków and return. PL
23/24. 09. + Mercia
Isernia - Sulmona and return. IT
``Holiday with the Railcar 2016`` [CZ/SK/PL/UA] SK
Międzyrzecz - Międzychód Letnisko, Międzychód – Łowyń PL
Wierzbno- Skwierzyna PL
Sulmona - Roccaraso and return. [also 27.VIII, 10/11.XII] IT
(Wien Praterstern -) Zellerndorf - Laa a. d. Thaya - Mistelbach - Mistelbach Lb and return. AT
u.a. Jankowa Żag./Hansdorf(Niederschl) - Żagań/Sagan PL
Special trains in South West Sweden. Many freight lines. SE
Żagań - Lubsko and return. PL
(Wolsztyn -) Leszno- Głogów and return. PL
Isernia - Campo di Giove and return. IT
Museums-, Draisine lines- and freight lines in South France FR
Vreoci - TENT A, Rakovica - Rasp K1 - Jajince - Rasp K - Rasp B - Ranžirna A - Ranžirna
B - Ostružnica - Surčin - Batajnica
02. 10. FTI (Milano -) Novara - Varallo Sesia and return. IT
(Košice-) Medzilaborce - Łupków and return. [SK/PL] SK
08. 10. KHKV u.a. Międzyrzecz – Międzychód PL
09. 10. + TurKol
10-18. 10. PTG Patra - Katakolo - Kiparissia - Kalamata GR
Rund um Poznań [also 26.XI, 10.XII] PL
22. 10. TurKol
22. 10. Mercia Hafen Amsterdam NL
28-30. 10. KŽC
Special train CZ/SK CZ
04. 12. Landesbahn (Wien Praterstern -) Paasdorf - Mistelbach Lb and return. AT
31. 5-6. 06. + HIT Fort Worth - Minneapolis US
04/05. 06. + 261 Minneapolis - Duluth US
04/05. 06. + Roanoke Manassas - Front Royal and return. US
13-19. 09. + HIT Denver - Cheyenne - Casper - Livingstone - Missoula - Sandpoint (- Spokane) US