On the HSB, a Mallet hauled Tradszug to the Brocken and other trains.
1 99 236 heads over the level crossing at Westerntor with the 08:55 to the Brocken.
2 Wernigerode street view.
3 The Rathaus on a grey day.
4 Looking much better than it did in 1996 when I first visited.
5 A typical side street in Wernigerode. It's not just the main streets which are wirth a look.
6 Lovely buildings near Westerntor.
7 99 7240 gets away from Wernigerode with the 09:40 to the Brocken.
8 The 09:40 Wernigerode to Brocken heads around the curve to Wersterntor. The Brocken is up there in the clouds.
9 Wernigerode Castle.
10 Our Mallet for the day, 1918 built 99 5906.
11 99 7247 on steam heat and standby duty.
12 A look down on 99 222.
13 99 5906 edges towards the turntable.
14 And a look down on 99 7247.
15 0-4-4-0t 99 5906 on the 'table.
16 Around it goes.
17 Nearly turned.
18 Now facing the right way 99 5906 is ready for the run up the Brocken. 99 7237 stands waiting its turn of duty.
19 99 222, why are there rags on the safety valves?
20 99 7237 and 99 5906 side by side on shed at Wernigerode.
21 You can get some more on yet mate... 99 222 brews up at Wernigerode.
22 One version of Keith.
23 And a different version of Keith!
24 99 5906 in charge of the Wernigerode to Brocken Tradszug near Westerntor with transporter wagons in front.
25 John and Pete.
26 Near Steinerne Renne and it's that hat again.
27 Around the tight curve at Steinerne Renne.
28 99 5906 at Drei Annen Hohne with coal on the footplate. When I saw this loco running on the Selketalbahn in 1996 it had to "borrow" some coal from a 2-10-2t at Alexisbad!
29 99 5906 taking water at Drei Annen Hohne.
30 John checks the weather.
31 Phil with his entry in the stupid hat contest.
32 99 7243 arrives at Drei Annen Hohne with a special from Harzgerode to Brocken.
33 99 5906 takes water at Shierke. It is stood on the downhill line.
34 99 5906 with the Tradszug at Shierke. There was a long wait here as both an uphill and downhill trian had to pass.
35 99 236 runs into Shierke on the 12:00 from Drei Annen Hohne to Brocken.
36 After the 12:00 had arrived 99 5906 set back to allow the downhill train to enter the loop.
37 99 5906 sat in the woods below Shierke station.
38 After the arrival of the downhill train and the departure of the uphill train behind 99 236 the Mallet pulled back into the station the allow the downhill train to depart.
39 Climbing towards the summit and the weather on the Brocken was worse than the day before!
40 Nothing to see at the summit, again.
41 Drei Annen Hohne station, Wernigerode end. The boarded over building on the left covers steps leading to an underpass which used to lead to the standard gauge station on the line from Elbingerode.
42 Drei Annen Hohne station.
43 Transporter wagons at Drei Annen Hohne.
44 The derelict station building at Drei Annen Hohne on the standard gauge line from Elbingerode. The HSB is the other side of the trees. This station closed, with the rest of the line, on 16 August 1964.
45 A patch of sun just south of Drei Annen Hohne, the line on the left being that to Nordhausen.
46 99 7237 starts on the climb to Brocken with the 15:05 from Drei Annen Hohne.
47 99 7237 with the 15:05 from Drei Annen Hohne.
48 Big beasts for metre guage track. 99 7237 heads up the hill from Drei Annen Hohne.
49 99 7232 at Drei Annen Hohne.
50 99 7232 takes water at Drei Annen Hohne. It was waiting to take the 15:40 service to to Nordhausen.
51 99 7232 in soft light.
52 One for Huw.
53 The 15:40 from Drei Annen Hohne heads off towards Nordhausen behind 99 7232.
54 99 7240 brews up at the head of the 14:55 ex Wernigerode.
55 99 5906 on the Trasdzug at Drei Annen Hohne with 99 222 just visiible behind.