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  1. Intercity train on old steel bridge

    Intercity train on old steel bridge

    Intercity 517 from Salzburg Hbf to Graz Hbf (both in Austria)passing Bruck/Mur just in time. The steel bridge was built in the second world war and is in service since 1940. It's 100 m / 328 ft long and has a weight of about 540 t. The train was designed in 1964 and is now the oldest passenger...
  2. 1014 in Bratislava-Petrzalka (Slovakia)

    1014 in Bratislava-Petrzalka (Slovakia)

    This engine is running on Intercity trains between Vienna and Bratislava, foto was taken on 15th of February 2004 in Bratislava-Petrzalka.
  3. Christmas in Vienna!

    Christmas in Vienna!

    A slight edit of a photo I took last week of the Viennese "Christkindlmarkt" (Christmas market) in front of the town hall (which has been rendered into a huge Advent calendar) and the big Christmas tree. In the foreground you can see an older E1 tram of line 2 along the Ringstrasse.
  4. Alpine Idyll

    Alpine Idyll

    "The hills are alive"- At Fieberbrunn, Tirol Austria with the Wilderkaiser Alps in the background in May 1996 Copyright 2003 M. Ross Valentine is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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