26 January 2017

Silly O'clock start but worth it for the stunning conditions in the Harz
DSC8064  Southall p1 waiting for the 05:25 Heathrow Connect to LHR. There are distinct advantages in having a bed within a few minutes' walk of the station! : Germany, Harz DSC8065  A pair of ICEs at Hannover Hbf. : Germany, Harz DSC8066  ICE setting off from Hannover Hbf. : Germany, Harz
DSC8068  Someone had to put by bag in a bin, it is tradition..... : Germany, Harz DSC8072  Thunderbird "Rabbit" 218 824 at Hannover Hbf. : Germany, Harz DSC8075  "Rabbit" 218 824 at Hannover Hbf, awaiting the call to rescue something. : Germany, Harz
DSC8082  A first generation ICE arrives at Hannover Hbf. : Germany, Harz DSC8083  Goslar station, snow and semaphore signals. : Germany, Harz DSC8086  A Bad Harzburg bound HEX unit at Goslar. : Germany, Harz
DSC8090  Goslar station. : Germany, Harz DSC8091  Magdeburg Hbf bound HEX unit which took us to Wernigerode. : Germany, Harz DSC8093  Goslar 'box and semaphore. : Germany, Harz
DSC8095  The gate of my accomodation for the visit, 4 an der Malzmühle, very convenient for the HSB! : Germany, Harz DSC8099  And the view towards Westerntor from outside the front gate of 4 an der Malzmühle. : Germany, Harz DSC8102  The Western Gate - Westerntor, Wernigerode. : Germany, Harz
DSC8105  Yes, snow in Wernigerode and sun! : Germany, Harz DSC8109  Wernigerode Schloss from Westerntor station. : Germany, Harz DSC8115  99 7240, a loco I have seen running a lot during previous visits, is shunted in the works yard at Westerntor. : Germany, Harz
DSC8116  Vehicles awating duties at Westerntor. : Germany, Harz DSC8117  Westerntor signals. : Germany, Harz DSC8119  Wernigerode Schloss. : Germany, Harz
DSC8125  Tom at Westerntor. : Germany, Harz DSC8137  99 7239 rolls into Wernigerode Westerntor station with the 14:55 Wernigerode to Brocken train. : Germany, Harz DSC8138  99 7239 waits time at Westerntor. : Germany, Harz
DSC8143  Plenty of snow in the trees near Drei Annen Hohne. : Germany, Harz DSC8147  Snow and moss. : Germany, Harz DSC8154  Trees and snow, again. : Germany, Harz
DSC8159  Rolling into a very snowy Elend station. : Germany, Harz DSC8161  Elend. : Germany, Harz DSC8165  Snow at Elend station. : Germany, Harz
DSC8168  Over the crossing at Elend. : Germany, Harz DSC8170  A property with development potential alongside the railway shortly after Elend station. : Germany, Harz DSC8175  In the snowy forest between Elend and Sorge. : Germany, Harz
DSC8178  Near Sorge. : Germany, Harz DSC8185  And closer still to Sorge in magical conditions. : Germany, Harz DSC8194  And, Sorge! One of serveral possible translations of this German place name is sorrow.... : Germany, Harz
DSC8203  Waving to the departing train at Sorge. : Germany, Harz DSC8206  Climbing away from Sorge and the sun is dipping. : Germany, Harz DSC8211  Leaving Sorge. Plenty of snow! : Germany, Harz
DSC8218  Gricing in the forest. : Germany, Harz DSC8225  Benneckenstein. : Germany, Harz DSC8229  Alongside the railway at Benneckenstein. : Germany, Harz
DSC8231  Benneckenstein station. : Germany, Harz DSC8235  Benneckenstein. : Germany, Harz DSC8246  Looking back towards Benneckenstein. : Germany, Harz
DSC8250  Nearly sunset at Benneckenstein. : Germany, Harz DSC8252  Running alongside the train. : Germany, Harz DSC8260  A snow covered Harz near Benneckenstein. : Germany, Harz
DSC8267  South of Benneckenstein. : Germany, Harz DSC8277  Deep in the forest north of Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz DSC8281  Nordhausen bound 99 7245 takes water at a very cold Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz
DSC8285  Looking towards Nordhausen at Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz DSC8286  Eisfelder Talmühle, with 99 7245 for Nordhausen on the left and on the right 99 7243, which had just arrived from Gernrode. : Germany, Harz DSC8287  Tom at Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz
DSC8289  99 7243 starts to run round its train at Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz DSC8294-2  99 7243 at Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz DSC8300  99 7243 takes water at Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz
DSC8304  Water for 99 7243 at Eisfelder Talmühle, next water stop for the 2-10-2t willl be at Alexisbad. : Germany, Harz DSC8308  Stu and Pete busy taking photos. : Germany, Harz DSC8312  99 7243 head on at Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz
DSC8318  At Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz DSC8322  A side view of 99 7243 at Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz DSC8324  At Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz
DSC8329  99 7243 at Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, Harz DSC8332  99 7243's water pump is prominent in this front end view. : Germany, Harz DSC8339  99 7245 brews up ready to depart from Eisfelder Talmühle following the arrival of railcar 187 013 with the 16:25 service from Nordhausen. : Germany, Harz
DSC8341  Railcar 187 013 stands at Eisfelder Talmühle whilst the guard of the Nordhausen train checks her watch. : Germany, Harz DSC8349  99 7243, having topped up her tanks, sets off from the watering point. : Germany, Harz DSC8353  Sunset near Stiege. : Germany, Harz
DSC8358  Near Stiege. : Germany, Harz DSC8364  Stiege station with the steam hauled Eisfelder Talmühle - Quedlinburg train on the left and the Hasselfelde bound railcar on the right. : Germany, Harz DSC8369  A busy time at the normally sleepy Stiege station. : Germany, Harz
DSC8372  99 7243 runs-round at Stiege. : Germany, Harz DSC8376  Running round at Stiege, 99 7243 has to run a fair way out of the station to cross over. : Germany, Harz DSC8386  99 7243 heads back through Stiege station. : Germany, Harz
DSC8392  99 7243 contiunes to run-round at Stiege. : Germany, Harz DSC8396  Sunset at Stiege. : Germany, Harz DSC8404  Alexisbad station. : Germany, Harz
DSC8416  99 7243 takes water at Alexisbad. On the right is railcar 187 018 bound for Harzgerode. : Germany, Harz DSC8421  99 7243 at Alexisbad. : Germany, Harz DSC8422  Railcar 187 018 at Alexisbad. : Germany, Harz
DSC8427  99 7243 during the water stop at Alexisbad. : Germany, Harz DSC8434  Waiting for the tanks to fill. : Germany, Harz DSC8447  Still waiting for the tanks to fill. : Germany, Harz
DSC8457  Wernigerode shed, 99 7237 is closest with 99 7234 behind. : Germany, Harz DSC8463  The HSB depot at Wernigerode with "Harz Camel" 199 872 on shed. : Germany, Harz DSC8466  99 7237 and 99 7234 at Wernigerode depot. : Germany, Harz
DSC8475  99 7237 and 99 7234 were spending the night outside at Wernigerode depot. : Germany, Harz DSC8488  99 7247 on the mixed gauge line alongside the shed. : Germany, Harz DSC8503  99 7237 and 99 7234 on shed at Wernigerode shed. : Germany, Harz
DSC8513  99 7234 was on overnight steam heat duty. : Germany, Harz DSC8516  99 7234 and 199 872. : Germany, Harz DSC8523  99 7237 had quite a steam leak from somewhere. : Germany, Harz
DSC8529  99 7234 alongside 99 7237. : Germany, Harz DSC8534  99 7234. : Germany, Harz DSC8540  Looking forwards along the side of 99 7234 towards the "Harz Camel" across the turntable. : Germany, Harz
DSC8548  Tom checks out the cab on 99 7247. : Germany, Harz