31 December 2017

On the Harzquerbahn
DSC1341  A very quiet Nordhausen. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1342  Nordhausen Bahnhofplatz with a tram waiting for trade. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1343  The fancy HSB station at Nordhausen, thankfully not destroyed by the RAF. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC1344  The road up to Nordhausen HSB depot. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1348  99 7232 was the loco for the day. Seems to be making a good job of covering itself and the town in dirt. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1352  99 7232 on shed at Nordhausen. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC1353  Standard to narrow gauge road with rollboeckes waiting their next use. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1356  Nordhausen HSB depot. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1358  Not sure of the origin of the tender tank but it looks old. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC1360  At Nordhausen the loco drops its ash over plain track rather than into a pit. A grab is then used to clear the ash away. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1362  99 7232 and the ash clearing grab which is also used to coal the loco. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1366  Nordhausen's standard gauge and long closed roundhouse. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC1369  Nordhausen HSB depot. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1371  HSB 2-10-2t 99 7232 waits off shed time at Nordhausen. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1372  An old crane, seemingly, no longer in use. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC1376  Looking north at Nordhausen shed with pink rollboeckes on the left and a diesel loco which has seen better times on the right. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1382  More ash to clear... DSC1388  99 7232 at Nordhausen depot. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC1396  2-10-2t 99 7232 and mobile grab. DSC1403  Blower on... : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1407  Not the right fuel for this beast.... : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC1409  Out of service diesels at Nordhausen DB depot. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1414  Nordhausen HSB shed has a turntable capable of turning a 2-10-2t. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1417  A dead Harz Camel at Nordhausen shed, this one being 199 877. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC1420  99 7232 leads the 10:24 from Nordhausen to Brocken into Niedersachswerfen. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1434  99 7232 in Niedersachswerfen. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1441  In rapidly worsening light 2-10-2t 99 7232 heads the 10:24 from Nordhausen out of Ilfeld. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC1447  The 10:24 from Nordhausen rolls into Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1456  Leaving Eisfelder Talmühle the Wernigerode and Stiege lines run parallel for a short distance. Sadly the days of steam "parallelfahrt" are long gone but this was OK! 99 7232 heads the train from Nordhausen up the Harzquerbahn whilst, on the left, is railcar 187 013 forming the 11:05 from Eisfelder Talmühle to Quedlinburg heads off to the Selketalbahn. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1467  Climbing out of the valley at Sorge in the rain is the 10:24 from Nordhausen behind 99 7232. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC1480  A bit closer and in colour. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1485  99 7232 drifts the last few metres up the grade into Elend. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1497  99 7232, having arrived from Nordhausen, takes water at Drei Annen. : Germany, HSB, Harz
DSC1500  99 7232 heads away from Drei Annen Hohne with the 12:40 to Eisfelder Talmühle. : Germany, HSB, Harz DSC1508  Pre-war 2-10-2t 99 222 sets off from Drei Annen for the Brocken with the 10:24 from Nordhausen/11:55 from Wernigerode. DSC1511  Matt, Michael and Jenny posing as street veg. : Germany, HSB, Harz