New Year 2017-18 in the Harz Mountains
30 December 2017
Lineside from Drei Annen Hohne
Red sky in the morning....
The 08:55 from Wernigerode to Brocken, hauled by 2-10-2t 99 7247, climbs through the large clearing below Drei Annen hotel.
At the edge of the felled forest near Drei Annen Hohne Hotel 99 7237 hauls the 09:40 Wernigerode to Brocken train around one of the many contour hugging curves on the line.
Treacherous wooden bridge over a stream in the forest on the Bahnparallelweg.
Just beyond the passing loop at Drängetal 99 7241 hauls the 10:25 Wernigerode to Brocken train up the grade in falling snow.
Railcar 187 019 drops down the grade north of Thumkuhlenkopf tunnel with the 09:38 from Eisfelder Talmühle to Wernigerode.
Pre-war 2-10-2t 99 222 battles the gradient and weather at the head of the 11:55 from Wernigerode to Brocken train.
Time to get the train from here to avoid a further soaking!
31 December 2017
29 December 2017