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  1. Steaming up the hill

    Steaming up the hill

    After a long time of pausing at this forum/gallery a photographic joke: Sandwich-Panorama of a special run of tank engine 93.1420 at the Retz-Drosendorf-line in Lower Austria last spring, put together from 3 Pics made near Zissersdorf/Lower Austria. Hope you like it
  2. Freight Train Triptychon

    Freight Train Triptychon

    See three types of freight train passing Weberkogeltunnel at the Austrian Semmering line, loaded with junk, coal, cars....., March 2011
  3. Starting up!

    Starting up!

    Night-Panshot of City Airport Train Vienna - Vienna International Airport passes OMV raffinery shortly before arriving at the Airport station. January 2011
  4. Cold January Evening

    Cold January Evening

    On a frosty Winters evening BB class 1063 shunts at Wien-Westbahnhof-Yard to organize the car-units at this temporarly most important railroadspot in Vienna
  5. The Power Plant

    The Power Plant

    BB class 1042/1142 passes Simmering Power Plant with a short northbound freight on a bright January morning.
  6. Fuel run II

    Fuel run II

    Austrian class 1063 brings her train from Wien-Stadlau to Vienna Central Switching Yard (Wien-Zentralverschiebebahnhof)seen here while crossing River Danube at Wien-Praterkai.
  7. Full steam ahead

    Full steam ahead

    Austrian "Empress", steam loco class 310 leaves Traiskirchen with a special to Brunn an der Schneebergbahn at a rather dark evening in May 2008
  8. Over the roofs of Payerbach

    Over the roofs of Payerbach

    The famous Semmeringbahn passes Payerbach in front of Rax-Mountain, here on cloudy June 11th 2006, with southbound freight-train with BB class 1042 at the lead at Schwarzaviaduct at Payerbach/Lower Austria.
  9. River scene at Reichenau

    River scene at Reichenau

    Recently renovated EMU #1 of the LBPRH or nowadays called "Hllentalbahn" passes Reichenau castle, Lower Austria, June 2006
  10. Scarcrows


    To prevent the wineyards of Neusiedl at the similar named lake by being destroyed by birds you can find many scarcrows. Modern EMU BB class 4124 passes by the fall scene at its journey to Pamhagen.
  11. Snowdusting


    An empty sugarbeet-train rushes through the plains east of Vienna near Gramatneusiedl during a heavy snow shower.
  12. Stripes


    Colourful Expresstrain IC 405 "Tatran" from Vienna to Kosice/SK passes the fields near Kittsee at the Slovakian border. The loco, although an austrian engine, wears the national colours of Croatia, because of the European Mastership of Soccer in 2008 in Austria and Switzerland, where...
  13. Class 1142 Sunset

    Class 1142 Sunset

  14. Semmering Fog

    Semmering Fog

  15. Quick, the train is coming!

    Quick, the train is coming!

    Don't run TOWARDS people! ;-)
  16. Danube Valley Springtime

    Danube Valley Springtime

  17. The Curve

    The Curve

    Old class 1042 with a local on the Franz-Josef-Railway.
  18. Enns Valley Sunrise

    Enns Valley Sunrise

    The sunrays haven't touched the moist meadows at the valley floor yet as a freight train rerouted from the Tauern line rolls by.
  19. Where the fog ends...

    Where the fog ends...

    An InterCity is climbing the old Semmering mountain railroad and leaving the fall fog behind.
  20. Evening Freight Reflection

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