Trains around Wernigerode in a bit of snow before heading home.
1 A snowy Kapitelsberg.
2 The 08:55 from Wernigerode heads alongside An der Malzmühle in Wernigerode behind 99 7243.
3 Snow in the valley.
4 99 7234 leads the 09:40 Wernigerode – Brocken service out of Thumkuhlenkopf tunnel.
5 99 7234 climbing towards Drei Annen Hohne.
6 99 236 brings the 10:25 from Wernigerode around one of the many curves on the line.
7 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.
8 Railcar 187 015 approaching Hasserode with the 09:38 from Eisfelder Talmühle.
9 At Steinerne Renne station.
10 Steinerne Renne station which would benefit from a bit of attention.
11 99 222 heads around the sharp curve on the approach to Steinerne Renne with the 11:55 Wernigerode to Brocken train.
12 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.
13 Steinerne Renne factory.
14 On the winding approach road to Wernigerode Castle.
15 Converging verticals more or less corrected by Lightroom has left some white spaces in this shot of Wernigerode castle.
16 Looking down from the castle towards Wernigerode.
17 Wernigerode castle.
18 Wernigerode castle.
19 The town of Wernigerode.
20 The substantial but cracked wall around the castle.
21 99 7234 and Mallets at Wernigerode depot.
22 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.
23 99 7234 puts a thick exhaust into the air at Westerntor.
24 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!