INTERNATIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO BLN 1261 23 JULY 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 main railway station in Praha (Prague to the British) is Praha hlavní nádraží. It was originally opened in 1871
and named Franz Josef Station after Franz Joseph I of Austria. During the First Republic and from 1945 to 1953 the
station was called Wilson Station (Czech: 'Wilsonovo nádraží') after former President of the United States,
Woodrow Wilson. His statue stood in the park in front of the station before being torn down by German
authorities when the U.S. entered the war in 1941. A new statue of Wilson was installed in 2012. Currently one of
the two arches of the train shed is being refurbished, creating a strong contrast with the unrefurbished arch next
 Belarus – Electric services start on newly electrified line
Belarus Railways (BC) launched electric passenger services on the line from the capital Minsk to the
country's second-largest city Gomel on 3 June. Electrification of the 304km Minsk - Gomel route at 25kV ac
was completed in April when the 86km Zhlobin - Gomel section was energised. Electric operation of freight
trains began on 25 April. The introduction of electric passenger services together with infrastructure
improvements, which have raised the maximum line speed from 120km/h to 140km/h, will reduce journey
times between the two cities by 37 minutes to 2h 59min.
 Bosnia – No passenger trains south of Sarajevo since 2015
According to a notice at Mostar station, there have been no passenger trains between Sarajevo and
Čapljina since 5 October 2015 because of track renewal work. A Talgo passenger service to Ploče is
 Croatia – The Lupoglav to Štalije railway
Most of the HŽ (Croatian railways) line from Lupoglav to Štalije on the Istrian peninsula has been closed to
traffic since December 2009 when a series of landslips damaged the formation. In the previous three years
it had only transported 2000 tonnes of cargo, which is barely one train load from a larger port. The
terminal at Štalije, on the Adriatic, is owned by the Port of Rijeka, who have no interest in expanding their
operation to make rail viable. Besides repairs to the trackbed, some 23km of track and sleepers needs
replacing to meet safety requirements. Only 4km at the northern end of the line from Lupoglav to Raša
remains open. The chances of the rest of the line opening again must be considered extremely low.
One of the landslips
 Czech Republic – Kolin sugar beet railway visited
The extension of this heritage railway to Bychory was reported in BLNI1233.172 and further information
provided in BLNI 1234.202.
Arriving at Kolin railway station our member rushed outside to the bus stop to catch the 10:35 No. 1 bus as
far as Sendražice-Rozcesti where he alighted and walked the two hundred metres to the heritage railway,
arriving shortly after the 11:00 departure. With over an hour to kill he was able to investigate the site in
detail as well as patronise the buffet.
The entire site is in a gated compound and contains the station building, labelled Kolin Sendražice, buffet
carriage, engine shed and a small yard with turntable. The site and phase one of the railway was opened
on 23 June 2007. It was all very smart and professional looking, probably because municipal money had
been available for the works. The little steam engine used on a number of services throughout the year
was outside the shed. Small diesels typical of the sugar beet train era are normally used for services, which
run at weekends from the beginning of May until mid October. A timetable is at
http://zeleznicka.bloudil.cz/stranka/12-jizdni-rad-cenik-a-trasa.html. The line is 600 mm gauge, and has
been extended 200 metres south from the station. A motor draisine has been reported as running on
request between the station and the buffers on this section for a fee of 20 crowns, but despite the drasine
being present, rides were not available. The reason seemed to be a lack of ‘suitable’ staff on this particular
Loco No. 1 duly arrived with two open coaches and ran round ready for the 12:15 departure. The comment
about ‘suitable’ staff now became apparent, as, with the exception of the driver everyone else on site was
in their teens! The ‘guard’ on the train was all of fourteen years old but took her duties seriously, checking
tickets, blowing her whistle on departure, and screwing the handbrake down when the destination was
reached. The line to Bychory runs through large open fields of barley and legumes, with no sugar beet in
sight. Most of the little stations are equipped with wooden shelters, picnic tables and childrens’ play areas.
After an initial straight section, the line started to curve backwards and forwards for no visible reason,
enforcing a series of 10km/h speed restrictions. After three passengers got on at the penultimate stop, it
was observed that a young man in his mid-teens was being allowed to drive the final section. Initial
progress was rather hesitant, but he gained confidence and successfully got the train to Bychory. There
was barely time here to run the loco round before starting back. Most people didn’t bother to get off.
Back at Kolin Sendražice our member set off briskly for the bus stop, but failed to make the hourly bus
back to Kolin station by a few minutes. Nothing daunted he set off to walk back to the station, soon
crossing an industrial branch which went over the road to gates leading into a very large works. The branch
was very obviously in use. A little further along he chanced upon the steps leading up to Kolín Zálabí
station where people were waiting for a train. This turned out to be going to Praha Masarykovo, which was
the right direction as far as our member was concerned, so he was quickly on this to the next part of the
Kolin Sendražice station and yard with loco No. 1 running round the carriages ready to form the 14:35 departure to
 Czech Republic - Praha-Smíchov Na Knížecí to close?
The draft timetable for 2016-2107 sees all trains on timetable 122 from Praha to Hostivice running from
Praha hl.n via Praha-Smíchov severní nástupiště. This means the short branch in the yards by Praha-
Smíchov to Praha-Smíchov Na Knížecí will lose its passenger trains. See BLNI 1151.490.
 France - LGV Est Phase 2 opening completes Paris – Strasbourg high speed line
The second phase of LGV Est-Européenne opened on 3 July, completing the high speed line between Paris
and Strasbourg. There are 16 trains a day each way between the cities, with a fastest journey time of 1 h
46 min compared to around 4 h before the opening of phase 1. Completion of the line also reduces travel
times to Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Phase 2 covers 106 km between Baudrecourt and Vendenheim, extending Phase 1 which opened on 10
June 2007. An agreement to finance the €2.01bn Phase 2 was signed on September 1 2009, with funding
coming from the national government (€680m), former national infrastructure manager RFF (€532m), the
European Union (€118m) and 16 local authorities plus the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (€680m).
Civil works were tendered in 10 sections, including the 4 km Saverne tunnel under the Vosges mountains.
Construction began in June 2010. Tracklaying was completed in March 2015, but the opening was
postponed from 3 April 2016 following the fatal derailment of a test train at Eckwersheim on 14 November
SNCF predicts that LGV Est will carry 12·8 million passengers/year by 2020, an increase of 700 000, with
10·7 million coming from France and 2·1 million from other countries.
 France – Oloron to Bedous Reopened
Celebrations were held on 1 July to mark the reopening of the 24·7 km line between Oloron-Sainte-Marie
and Bedous in the foothills of the Pyrénées, where passenger services had resumed on 26 June.
The revival after 36 years of closure is intended to improve access to the Vallée d’Aspe and resorts in the
Pyrénées national park, easing pressure on inadequate roads. It also forms part of the long-planned revival
of the former international link from Pau through the Somport tunnel to Canfranc in Spain, from where a
RENFE DMU still runs twice daily to Zaragoza. Reopening to Canfranc is now scheduled for 2020, and a
rolling motorway route has been proposed to link Bordeaux with Zaragoza.
Work to reopen the Bedous line began in 2014, with the €102m cost financed by the Aquitaine region
(now Aquitaine-Poitou-Charente). The project involved upgrading 31 bridges and seven tunnels, laying new
track suitable for 80 km/h running and providing extensive protection against falling rocks. There are three
new stations at Bidos on the outskirts of Oloron, Lurbe-Saint-Christau and Bedous, served by six daily trains
to and from Pau with a journey time of 67 min for the 60 km. Upgrading between Oloron and Pau had
been completed in 2010 following de-electrification.
 France - Paris Tram line 6 completed
Trams started running on the new underground section of T6 (Châtillon-Viroflay) on 28 May. The new
tunnel is 1.6km long and runs 20m deep between Robert Wagner and Viroflay Rive Droite stations. With
the commissioning of this final section, the entire 40km line is now complete and was officially inaugurated
on 11 June. This is Paris’s second rubber-tyred tramway.
 Germany - Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Bad Schmiedeberg service extended
On weekends and public holidays until the end of October the three train pairs from Lutherstadt
Wittenberg to Bad Schmiedeberg are extended a further kilometre to Bad Schmiedeberg Kurzentrum. For
those wishing to travel the entire line [Lutherstadt Wittenberg] – Bad Schmiedberg – Eilenburg, according
to the IBSE Telegramm Advent specials run on the weekend of 3/4 December. No details yet, but should
appear at: http://eisenbahnverein-wittenberg.de/veranstaltungen/
 Germany – Power plant closes and branch truncated
The power plant at Buschhaus, south of Helmstedt will close on 1 October, but be mothballed until 2020
when it will be decommissioned. The rail conection to it, which starts off on the former Helmstedt to
Wolfenbüttel line, goes on to form a branch. This was traversed by a special train on 18 June, though
alighting was not permitted. There is freight on the northern part of the line nearer Helmstedt, but the rest
of the line to Buschhaus is now presumably OOU.
 Germany - Aachen ring completed
The opening of the Stolberg to Eschweiler-St. Jöris section has completed the so-called Aachen ring and
from 12 June a new service was introduced. Trains run from Stolberg along the newly reopened section to
Herzogenrath where there is a connection from Heerlen in the Netherlands, then to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
to continue on the main line to Köln back to Stolberg. Here the train divides, one portion taking the branch
to Stolberg Altstadt, the other continuing to Langerwehe, with alternate trains continuing to Düren. And
vice versa of course. So 6.8km of new track to go for, part on a previous alignment, part newly
 Romania – Major engineering works between Simeria and Sighișoara
The upgrading of this section of railway will result in numerous realignments, a new avoiding line and a
major cut-off, in all totalling 10-15km of new track. The works involved are, from west to east, as follows:
Realignments for straightening between Turdaş and Pricaz, Pricaz and Orăştie, Blandiana and Vinţu de Jos.
Construction of a new curve to link Sebeş Alba and Alba Iulia, creating a Vinţu de Jos avoiding line.
South of Teiuș, the south to east curve of the triangle north of Coșlariu Nou, which is very short and
sharply angled, to be replaced by a much longer curve starting south of Coșlariu Nou station.
Realignments for straightening either side of Cistei station and at Lunca. A more serious realignment using
a bridge at Târnava, more straightening at Bratei, and a major cut-off west of Sighișoara involving a tunnel.
Apart from the Vinţu de Jos avoiding line, all the new alignments can be seen at: openstreetmap.org
The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.
 Slovakia - Bratislava trams cross the Danube
Revenue services on the tramway extension from the centre of Bratislava to the Petržalka district on the
right bank of the River Danube began on 8 July, following an official opening ceremony on 5 July.
The 2.4 km Šafárikovo Námestie - Bosákova route crosses the Danube on the refurbished Old Bridge. It
then crosses a motorway on two bridges. There are three stops, and dual gauge tracks have been laid for a
planned introduction of 1435 mm gauge suburban light rail services to complement the metre-gauge
A further 4 km extension from Bosákova to Janíkov dvor is planned.
 Slovenia/Hungary – Electrification of railway between Slovenia and Hungary completed
There was an inauguration ceremony at the border station of Hodoš on 10 June to mark the completion of
a project to modernise and electrify the 109km Pragersko - Hodoš line.
The inauguration coincided with the 15th anniversary of the reopening of Slovenia's only direct rail
connection with Hungary and the 25th anniversary of Slovenia's independence from Yugoslavia.
The Pragersko - Hodoš line was the only remaining unelectrified section of Trans-European Corridor 5,
which links the Adriatic ports of Trieste, Koper and Rijeka with Budapest and the Hungarian-Ukrainian
Work began in 2013 and the project was implemented by a joint venture of Slovenian infrastructure
manager SŽ Infrastruktura and principal contractor DRI. In addition to electrification, the project included
track reconstruction and realignment, modernisation of stations, and elimination or upgrading of 78 level
crossings. Axleloads have been increased and the maximum speed for passenger trains has been raised to
The €465.5m project was financed with the aid of a €207m grant from the European Union Cohesion Fund.
 Spain - A Spanish track grice (Part 3)
Our member now travelled from Córdoba to Cádiz using a service via the gauge changer outside Sevilla and
the separate Iberian gauge route into Sevilla Santa Justa (EGTRE entry ES16/39). After Utrera the whole
route appears to have been radically realigned all the way to Jerez de la Frontera since his last visit some 5
years ago, with small towns once served by fairly nearby stations now distant church steeples from the
new modern halts. At Lebrija a station with through lines and platform loops appears quite a lavish
provision but the train ran down fast outbound and later in the day used the platform loop up to stop so all
lines appear to be in use. At Jerez de la Frontera, in company with a fellow BLS stray met at Córdoba, your
correspondent bailed to await the midday service to Universidad, a small electrified branch off the main
line which only sees about 5 trains per day, Mondays to Fridays in term time! This involved a wait of 2
hours and so permitted beer and in the case of the other BLS member eating a plate of snails in the tapas
bar opposite the station while the heavens opened. Typical of Spain in that particular week. The large
modern EMU drew forward in Jerez de la Frontera about 10 minutes before the 13:45 departure time and
set off almost empty before veering onto the branch at Las Aletas taking about 2-3 minutes to totter down
the branch and terminate near the stops in the single track Universidad station. Only there did not actually
appear to be much of a Universidad in sight! The station, a fairly basic platform, had almost no facilities
except a ticket machine.
Universidad station with the 14:16 to Jerez de Frontera awaiting departure
The entrance to Universidad station
About 20 "students" were gathered for this midday departure about 10 minutes later and almost to a man
bailed out three minutes later and caught the cross platform (nominally 3 minute) connection into Cádiz.
En route close attention was paid to the works at Rio Arillo where the flying junctions of the new tram
route from San Fernando are supposed to join the RENFE lines, except they don't! Indeed from memory
the works completed here look very similar or identical from about 5 years ago, so any talk of opening, at
least though to Cádiz, is rather optimistic. Later in the day back in Sevilla the "new" hourly service to
Cartuja was sampled, this line originally opened to serve the Expo 92 (along with the AVE line from Madrid)
and until fairly recent times only enjoyed a service for special events at the various venues located near its
stations but now has an hourly local service that can be covered by a single EMU shuttling from platform
12 (the most northerly) at Santa Justa. The branch itself is only about 2km long off the route to Huelva
after San Jeronimo and serving Estadio Olympico (where about 15 people left the train on your
correspondents visit) before gaining the singled section, all trains operating over the left hand line gained
over a crossover outbound just after Olimpico and arriving in platform 1. This is flanked to the left by 5 and
3 and to the right by 2. No - no idea where 4 went! All other lines are thick with rust. One passenger got off
the train and another got on about 10 minutes later.
The 18:37 Cartuja to Sevilla Santa Justa awaiting departure under the cavernous canopy
Travelling from Seville to Linares Baeza on the 08:35 Sevilla to Barcelona service, the east-west (original
main line) curve was successfully traversed after Espelúy. The whole triangle of lines here look "new"
although now extant for perhaps a decade? Looking at what appeared a very heavily electrified siding
running behind some sheds just east of Espelúy your correspondent wonders if this was ever an earlier
main line alignment running higher and more southerly from the modern day line. (It is in fact the former
alignment of the Jaén branch, which made physical connection at the station. Ed). Returning via Jaén the
connection easily allowed a brief exploration outside the RENFE station where the station for the Jaén
Tramway sits looking very sad. This monument to Spanish local government folly is believed to have only
operated for a few weeks before its economics became far too apparent and closure ensued. The tracks
are heavy with rust, the ticket machines blank, their associated rubbish bins crammed full until no more
can be admitted and the plastic glass windshields along the platform strewn with fly-posters and etching.
Even the astro turf between the rails looks like it is trying to die.
The Jaen tramway station with RENFE station on the left. Note the heavily rusted rails and cars parked across the lines.
REST OF THE WORLD
 Brazil – Rio de Janeiro opens first light rail line
The first 7 kilometres of the system, which once complete will include 28 kilometres of track and 31
stations, has opened between Santos Dumont and Parada dos Museus. The line has opened ahead of the
Olympics this summer as hoped. VLT Carioca, the company delivering the new network, expects to also
open the second 7-kilometre section ahead of the Games. It’s a project of firsts for Brazil. Although the
first five trams were built in France, the remaining units have been produced in Brazil, in the country’s first
tram manufacturing site. Around 200,000 passengers are predicted to use the system every day.
 Peru/Chile – Peru reopens its only international Railway
After being closed for over four years, Peru's only international railway, between the southern town of
Tacna and Arica in northern Chile, reopened on 1 June.
The Tacna - Arica railway (FCTA) is Peruvian-owned and administered by the Tacna regional government
and in recent decades has been almost exclusively passenger-carrying.
The reinstated service was interrupted on 7 June when the line's only railbus broke down, leaving stranded
passengers to be rescued by bus.
The service did not recommence until 14 June and passenger usage numbers were low, due to rail fares
being higher than those charged by bus and shared taxi operators. However, these numbers soared a few
days later when lorry drivers, protesting about fines imposed by the Peruvian customs authority, blocked
the parallel Pan-American Highway. FCTA responded by increasing service frequency by 50% until 18 June,
when Chilean lorry drivers threatened to block the railway.
The foreign affairs ministries of both Chile and Peru are monitoring the situation to avoid any potential
misunderstandings. Under the terms of a 1929 treaty which fixed the border between the two countries,
Peru has special rights regarding the stretch of the FCTA which lies in Chilean territory.
 Turkey (Asiatic) - New cut-off under construction
A new 17 km east-west cutoff is under construction between Bahce (Osmaniye province) and Nurdag
(Gaziantep province) in southern Turkey. This will avoid the railway junction of Fevzipasa and includes the
longest tunnel in Turkey - 10 km. It will reduce the gradient from 27‰ (1 in 37) to 15‰ (1 in 67) and
increase the sharpest curve from 500 m to 1500 m. This will increase train speeds on one of the busiest
lines in the country from 40 km/h to 120 km/h and remove the need for banking locomotives.
Boring has now started and is expected to be complete in 2019; trains may start in 2023. Fevzipasa will
lose its importance and indeed might well close altogether as its only use would be for trains to Syria if
peace is restored, the border is opened and the Syrian railways rebuilt - a lot of 'if's!! There is at present
one local train a day to/from Islahiye, the last town before the Syrian border.
 Uzbekistan – Angren to Pap railway opened
The 123.1 km Angren – Pap railway which provides a direct link between Toshkent and the Ferghana Valley
was officially opened by the presidents of Uzbekistan and China on 22 June. The opening ceremony was
held at the Uzexpocentre in Toshkent with a video link to the 19.2 km Qamchiq Tunnel, the longest in the
1 520 mm gauge region and the key element of the project. The inaugural train from Angren to Pap was
formed of a Chinese-built O’zbekiston electric locomotive and four coaches, and passed through the tunnel
in 16 mins.
The Qamchiq Tunnel avoids the need for Uzbek trains to transit Tajikistan to reach the Ferghana Valley,
and provides an all-weather alternative to the road over the 2 267 m high pass. The main bore carries a
single-track railway electrified at 3 kV DC, with a smaller second bore for emergency evacuation.
The line also includes 25 bridges and six viaducts with a total length of 2.1 km, and four stations at Orzu,
Kul, Temiryulobod and Kushminor.
Freight traffic is forecast to be around 10 million tonnes/year, with passenger numbers expected to reach
around 600 000 in the first year of operation.
RAILTOURS AND DIVERSIONS OVER NON-PASSENGER LINES
This is provided as a service to members and details must be checked with the organisers.
Railway holiday in Southern France 17 – 24 September
This will visit the following lines. Transfers between lines will be by bus.
Sunday, 18.09.2016: Special train with De Dion-railcar on the “Train touristique Guitres-Marcenais“,
Vélorail de Saintonge from Cozes to St. André de Lidon and back, and service train of the tourist railway
from La Tremblade to Saujon.
Monday, 19.09.2016: Journeys on the “Petit train Touristique Pointe de Grave - Soulac“ and on the “Petit
train de St. Trojan”.
Tuesday, 20.09.2016: Travel on both lines of the “Vélorail du chemin de fer touristique du Perigord“.
Special train with autorail on the Chemin de fer Charente-Limousin.
Wednesday, 21.09.2016: Special train on the “Petit train du Cap Ferret” including the track to the depot.
Journeys on the Chemin de fer de l´ecomusée to Marqueze and on the La Rhune railway.
Thursday, 22.09.2016: SNCF train on the recently reopened line from Oloron to Bedous, “Vélorail du
Béarn“ from Buzy-en-Béarn to Arudy and back and funiculars at Lourdes and Pau.
Friday, 23.09.2016: “Vélorail de l´Armagnac”, Special train on the ”Chemin de fer touristique du pays de
l`Albret“ and SNCF IC 4662/3 from Agen to Marseille and then TER 81469 to Toulon.
Saturday, 24.09.2016: SNCF train TER 81651, Toulon dep. 06.51, to Carnoules SNCF arr. 07.20. Special train
with autorail on SNCF freight only lines from Carnoules Platanes via Brignoles to Gardanne and from Aix-
en-Provence to Rognac. There will be a stop at La Barque for lunch and visit to the MUSEE PROVENÇAL DES
TRANSPORTS URBAINS ET REGIONAUX and journey on the “Petit train de St. Victoire”. The special train will
then continue to Marseille St Charles.
For full details and a booking form email Gisbert Siede at [email protected]
Note: Entries marked with a "+" were updated within the last four weeks.
23/24. 07. + DB Museum Adler Railtour around Nürnberg SOLD OUT
30. 07. + Blankenberg Running day at Feldbahn Blankenberg [also 11,25.IX, 3.X]
30. 07. OSEF u.a. Löbau(Sachs) - Ebersbach(Sachs) - Rumburk, Děčín-Prostřední Žleb - Děčín východ [DE/CZ]
13. 08. + HANS (Pritzwalk -) Meyenburg - Priemerburg (- Warnemünde) and rtn.
14. 08. TG Ferkeltaxi (Chemnitz Hbf -) Olbernhau-Grünthal - Neuhausen(Erzgeb) and rtn.
21. 08. IG Unstrutbahn (Naumburg(Saale)Hbf - Erfurt Hbf -) Artern - Donndorf(Unstrut) and rtn.
21. 08. IG Nossen Freiberg(Sachs) - Nossen and rtn. [also 30.X]
25. 08. - 27. 08. + DB Diversion of IC 2241/2 between Lüstringen and Hasbergen via Münsterkurve (not calling at Osnabrück Hbf)
27. 08. DGEG u.a. Meppen - Essen(Old), Lathen - Sögel
28. 08. ET Shuttles Osnabrück - Mettingen
10/11. 09. MEBF Shuttles Hafen Magdeburg
10/11. 09. + NbSE Shuttles on Gelände EF Aschersleben
10/11. 09. + Schienentrabi Shuttles Penig - Rochsburg
11. 09. + DVG Shuttles (Dessau Hbf -) Oranienbaum(Anh) - Ferropolis [also 1-3.X]
11. 09. + Eichenberg Running day at Waldbahn Eichenberg
11. 09. OSEF u.a. Kamenz(Sachs) - Hosena, Abzw Altdöbern Süd - Abzw Lindthal, Großräschen Süd
17. 09. IG Nossen u.a. Nossen - Döbeln [also 4.XII]
17. 09. + ET (Münster(Westf) - Osnabrück Hbf -) Stahlwerkskurve - Westerkappeln
17. 09. NbSE Egeln - Staßfurt (- Berlin Schöneweide) and rtn.
17/18. 09. + LDC Shuttles Cottbus - Bh Cottbus
24. 09. + DGEG u.a. Thülen, Arnsberg Süd
24/25. 09. NbSE 2x Egeln - Staßfurt u. Pendelfahrten Staßfurt - Bw
25. 09. + NVS Übg Jena-Göschwitz [also 22.X]
25. 09. + Osningbahn Bielefeld Hbf - Güterloh Nord - Bad Laer and rtn.
30. 09. - 04. 10. DB Regio Diversions between Kassel Hbf and Fuldatal-Ihringshausen via Kassel Rbf
30. 09. - 03. 10. + DGEG Special train to lines in Mecklenburg IN PLANNING
01. 10. + Sauren Einbeck-Salzderhelden - Einbeck Mitte - Sachsenbreite (???) and rtn.
01. 10. + OSEF u.a. Falkenberg(Elster) unt Bf - ob Bf, Leipzig-Mockau - Messe, Döbeln - Meißen T.(?)
02. 10. + Geraer (Gera Hbf -) Erfurt-Linderbach - Erfurt Ost (- Klostermansfeld) and rtn.
03. 10. BEM Schongau - Landsberg(Lech)
03. 10. + IG Unstrutbahn (Rottenbach - Erfurt Hbf -) Artern - Laucha(Unstrut) and rtn.
09. 10. + NVS (Gera Hbf -) Erfurt Gbf - Erfurt Nord (- Nordhausen) and rtn.
09. 10. DGEG Railtour in and around Aachen IN PLANNING
10. 10. OSEF (Löbau(Sachs) -) KW Boxberg
14. 10. ET (Münster(Westf) -) Hasbergen - Georgsmarienhütte
15. 10. Bebra Kassel - Henschel-Museum (?)
15. 10. BmD (Berlin -) Altenburg - Meuselwitz and rtn.
16. 10. BmD u.a. Fredersdorf(b Bln) - Rüdersdorf
22. 10. DGEG (Dortmund -) Göttingen Industriebahn (- Seesen -) Einbeck Mitte (- Kreiensen - Dortmund) IN PLANNING
29. 10. HE Mannheim Mannheim Industriehafen
31. 10. - 04. 11. DGEG ´´With the Railcar through Northern Germany´´
05. 11. DGEG Trierer Weststrecke, Merzig Ost IN PLANNING
06. 11. BmD u.a. Berlin-Neukölln - KW Rudow
26. 11. DGEG u.a. Gelsenkirchen-Horst Nord, Essen-Vogelheim
27. 11. OSEF u.a. Übg Pirna
03. 12. VCD Sundern(Sauerl) - Neheim-Hüsten (- Marburg(Lahn)) and rtn.
04. 12. + IG Nossen u.a. Pockau-Lengefeld - Marienberg(Sachs), Olbernhau-Grünthal - Neuhausen(Erzgeb)
10. 12. + IG Nossen u.a. Nossen - Meißen Triebischtal
10. 12. NbSE Egeln - Staßfurt (- Wernigerode - Erfurt) and rtn.
10. 12. BSM Seitzsteg - Augsburg Ring - Seitzsteg - Augsburg Messe - Seitzsteg
31. 12. OSEF u.a. Dresden-Neustadt - Dresden-Friedrichstadt
Europe 2016 + TREŽ Shuttles Trenčianska Teplá - Trenčianske Teplice [also 10.IX, 19.XI, 13.XII] SK
+ CSIMC Shuttles Soos - Kateřina [also 20/21.VIII, 3/4,17/18.IX] CZ
02. 07. - 04. 09. Molise Isernia - Sulmona and rtn. IT
30/31. 07. + KŽC ``Holiday with the Railcar 2016`` [CZ/SK/PL/UA] SK
31. 07. Molise Sulmona - Castel di Sangro and rtn. [also 20.VIII, 9.X, 6.XI, 26.XII] IT
06. - 14. 08 + Turkol u.a. Międzyrzecz - Międzychód Letnisko, Międzychód - Łowyń PL
07. 08. + Turkol u.a. Wierzbno - Skwierzyna PL
13. 08. Molise Sulmona - Roccaraso and rtn. [also 27.VIII, 10/11.XII] IT
13. 08. kolmix Kojetín - Tovačov [also 22/23.X] CZ
13. 08. KŽC (Praha hl.n. -) Kladno-Dubí - Skanzen Mayrau and rtn. [also 10.IX, 28.X, 3.XII] CZ
13/14. 08. Landesbahn (Wien Praterstern -) Zellerndorf - Laa a. d. Thaya - Mistelbach - Mistelbach Lb and rtn. AT
27. 08. Turkol u.a. Jankowa Żag. - Żagań PL
28. 08. PTG Railtour in South-West Sweden. Many freight lines SE
04. 09. + FFI (Milano C -) Novara - Varallo Sesia and rtn. [also 11.XII] IT
10. 09. Turkol Żagań - Lubsko and rtn. PL
10. 09. Turkol (Wolsztyn -) Leszno - Głogów and rtn. PL
17. 09. FdBB Shuttles Mixnitz Lb - RHI Breitenau AT
18. 09. Molise Isernia - Campo di Giove and rtn. IT
18-24. 09. Siede Museums, Draisine lines and freight lines in Southern France FR
23/24. 09. Mercia u.a. Vreoci - TENT A, Rakovica - Rasp K1 - Jajince - Rasp K - Rasp B - Ranžirna A - Ranžirna B - Ostružnica - RS
Surčin - Batajnica
24. 09. + MLV Schwarzenau - Zwettl - Waldhausen [also 3/4.XII] AT
01. 10. + SHK (Kielce -) Kostomłoty - Kielce Czarnków - Piekoszów - podg. Szczukowskie - Sitkówka Nowiny - PL
Włoszakowice -Staszów - Połaniec -Staszów - Chmielów k. T. - Sandomierz - Ostrowiec Św. - Starchowice -
02. 10. FTI Skarżysko Kościelne - Szydłowiec - Skarżysko Kamienna (-Kielce) IT
08. 10. KHKV (Milano -) Novara - Varallo Sesia and rtn. SK
09. 10. Turkol (Košice -) Medzilaborce - Łupków and rtn. [SK/PL] PL
10-18. 10. PTG u.a. Międzyrzecz - Międzychód GR
22. 10. ÉSZAKERDŐ Patra - Katakolo - Kiparissia - Kalamata HU
22. 10. Turkol (Miskolc -) Papírgyár - Mahóca and rtn. PL
22. 10. Mercia Railtour around Poznań [also 26.XI, 10.XII] NL
28-30. 10. KŽC u.a. Hafen Amsterdam CZ
11. 11. + Turkol Railtour CZ/SK PL
04. 12. Landesbahn u.a. Wągrowiec - Rogoźno Wlkp. AT
11. 12. + CFCB (Wien Praterstern -) Paasdorf - Mistelbach Lb and rtn. FR
Loudeac - St. Brieuc and rtn. [also 17-20.XII]
Overseas 2016 HIT US
Denver - Fort Collins - Cheyenne - Casper - Livingstone - Missoula - Sandpoint (- Spokane)