January 02 2016

Lineisde on the Harzquerbahn & Selketalbahn followed by quick visit to Rubeland and an after dark visit to Wernigerode HSB.
DSC6725  99 7234 with the 08:55 Wernigerode to Brocken train climbs beyond the line’s only tunnel. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6737  The 10:24 from Nordhausen Nord to Brocken behind 99 7245 crosses the viaduct north of Ilfeld Bad halt. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6739  99 7234 with the 10:24 from Nordhausen. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6740  Eisfelder Talmühle station with 2 railcars in the station, one for Nordhausen and the other for Quedlinburg. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6745  99 7245 approaches Eisfelder with the 10:24 from Nordhausen to Brocken. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6747  99 7245 crosses the Hasselfelde road heading away from Eisfelder. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6755  99 7245 heads the 10:24 from Nordhausen  alongside the Tiefenbach on its journey to Drei Annen. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6762  The 10:24 from Nordhausen climbs up the valley from Sorge. The border between East and West Germany was a very short distance away over the trees on the right of 99 7245. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6764  Spare track at Elend. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6768  Elend station comes to life for a short while as 99 7245 rolls in with the 10:24 from Nordhausen. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6770  99 7245 heads away from Elend. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6772  Gernrode on the Selketalbahn with 2-6-2t 99 6001 at the head of the 13:57 to Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6777  99 6001 heads its short train out of Gernrode. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6788  The coal gets burning as 99 6001 heads out of Gernrode. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6789  On the long, winding climb out of Gernrode 99 6001 heads the 13:57 across the road at Sternhaus Haferfeld. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6793  Drahtzug in the Selke valley. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6798  Roadside at Drahtzug and thankfully the cars were back down the road. 99 6001 heads towards Alexisbad and Eisfelder. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6801  99 6001 at Drahtzug. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6813  Accelerating away from Alexisbad but no parallel departure for Harzgerode these days. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6816  Silberhutte (Anhalt), formerly a place busy with industry. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6819  Derelict works at Silberhutte. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6821  Former mines railways 60cm gauge electric on display at Strassberg. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6825  Between the Selke and the road at Strassberg. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6828  99 6001 runs alongside the Selke at Strassberg. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6832  Hoar frost in the trees. When I had driven past earlier in the fog was down. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6833  Rübeland. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6834  The station building at Rübeland. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6837  Rübeland station building and signalbox on the normally freight only Rübelandbahn. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6839  The small depot at Rübeland which now houses a small museum and a 2-10-2t. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6842  3 bar Abt rack, which is relatively unusual. This was used on the original section of the Rübelandbahn locally before a cut off was built. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6843  The formerly electrictrified yard at Rübeland depot. The original Rübelandbahn mainline ran through here. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6845  The open shed door at Wernigerode depot revealed two Harz Camel diesel hydraulics with 199 872 leading. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6857  Mallet 99 5901 rest out of service at Wernigerode depot. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6861  In front of 99 5901 was 99 5902, these locos were NWE Nos. 11 & 12 respectively. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6864  2-10-2s on shed,  99 7234 in front of 99 7239. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6876  99 7243 and 99 7234 at Wernigerode. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6885  99 236 sits on the disposal road with the pair of Mallets, 99 5901 and 99 5902, to the right. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6890  99 236 sits on the disposal road with the pair of Mallets, 99 5901 and 99 5902, to the right. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6895  99 734 and 99 7243. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6897  99 7243 which later in the night will take up steam heating duties. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6901  Wernigerode HSB station. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6903  99 7247 sits behind 99 7239 and 99 7234. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6911  At the HSB’s Wernigerode station. : Germany, HSB, Harz