January 03 2016

Trains around Wernigerode in a bit of snow before heading home.
DSC6915  A snowy Kapitelsberg. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6921  The 08:55 from Wernigerode heads alongside An der Malzmühle in Wernigerode behind 99 7243. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6925  Snow in the valley. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6933  99 7234 leads the 09:40 Wernigerode – Brocken service out of Thumkuhlenkopf  tunnel. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6937  99 7234 climbing towards Drei Annen Hohne. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6943  99 236 brings the 10:25 from Wernigerode around one of the many curves on the line. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6948  99 236 climbs through a gap in the trees on the edge of Thumkuhlen heading for Drei Annen Hohne and Broken with the 10:25 from Wernigerode. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6956  Railcar 187 015 approaching Hasserode with the 09:38 from Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6962  At Steinerne Renne station. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6963  Steinerne Renne station which would benefit from a bit of attention. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6973  99 222 heads around the sharp curve on the approach to Steinerne Renne with the 11:55 Wernigerode to Brocken train. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6978  The factory at Steinerne Renne had an unpleasant history during WWII. It was staffed by concentration camp prisoners who were forced to make components for weapons. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6980  Steinerne Renne factory. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6985  On the winding approach road to Wernigerode Castle. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6988  Converging verticals more or less corrected by Lightroom has left some white spaces in this shot of Wernigerode castle. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC6992  Looking down from the castle towards Wernigerode. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6997  Wernigerode castle. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC6998  Wernigerode castle. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC7001  The town of Wernigerode. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC7004  The substantial but cracked wall around the castle. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC7007  99 7234 and Mallets at Wernigerode depot. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC7018  99 7234 rolls across the level crossing at Westerntor with the 13:14 from Brocken. On the left is the excellent pub Eselskrug. The original Westerntor station was here. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC7020  99 7234 puts a thick exhaust into the air at Westerntor. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC7024  The famous crossing at Westerntor. The 14:55, behind 99 7234, slips its way across the road and towards the Brocken. The driver was on the fireman’s side waving to a blonde lady leaning out of a window! : Germany, HSB, Harz