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  1. Thumbs up!

    Thumbs up!

    Just another creative joke: Mirrored photo of famous Kalte Rinne Viaduct at the Semmering Line in Austria. A freight train with two 1044s crosses the two story high stone brigde on its way southward. You also can see Rax-Mountain in the background and Polleros rock looks like a face.
  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. 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.
  4. Burning Birches

    Burning Birches

    Austrian Class 1044 with a northbound Intercity on the famous "Cold Gorge Viaduct" on the gorgeous and picturesque Semmering-Railway. The Track across the Semmering is a national "UNESCO World Heritage Monument" and was the first mountain railroad in the world, opened in 1854.
  5. Mountain express

    Mountain express

    enginge class 1116 "Taurus" pulls OEC 555 to Villach upwards Semmering next to Schlglmhl station/Lower Austria
  6. Winter Coal

    Winter Coal

    2 engines class 1142 are hauling a long coal freight over Semmering-Pass at Sunset next to Eichberg-Station/Lower Austria.
  7. Good Morning, EuroNight

    Good Morning, EuroNight

    The clocktower tells: About 1 hour late was the very long EuroNight from Rome and Milan (joined at Venice), the only passenger train needing a banker (1142) on Semmering. Look at the cute little window on the roof of the church! ;)
  8. Crossing Payerbach

    Crossing Payerbach

    Double-headed freight train going up across Schwarza viaduct, reflecting on the river - Schwarza, of course! ;)
  9. Just Classic!

    Just Classic!

    Sometimes you just have to click trains from the "right" side! :) Double 4010, perfect lighting, great scenery, aaaaah!
  10. Morning Curve

    Morning Curve

    Winter morning between Gloggnitz and Schlglmhl where the Northern ramp of Semmering railway starts. This one took me by surprise as I walked between spots, but it wasn't that bad a spot itself... ;)
  11. Semmering Panorama II

    Semmering Panorama II

    InterCity from Zagreb passing the village of Breitenstein. Here you can clearly see how the builder of the Semmering Railway, Carl Ritter von Ghega, planned it to display trains in front of the scenery. On a purely technological point of view a lot of the artificial structures and the route...
  12. Semmering Viaduct Peek

    Semmering Viaduct Peek

    Regional train to Mrzzuschlag traversing the tallest viaduct of Semmering Railway, the Kalte Rinne Viaduct. It has two levels, the lower one is hidden behind the hill.
  13. Semmering Panorama I

    Semmering Panorama I

    Framed view of the Semmering Railway, the oldest mountain railway in the world. The trains work their way up to a station 10 minutes walk from the spot where this photo was taken.
  14. Arches in the woods

    Arches in the woods

    An unknown BB EMU 4010/6010 crosses Wagnergrabenviaduct next to Klamm-Schottwien at the Semmering line on its way to Vienna
  15. Leaving the tunnel

    Leaving the tunnel

    BB 6010 026-0 with IC to Graz leaves Weinzettelwand Tunnel at the Semmering line on its southbound journey
  16. Down from the Mountains

    Down from the Mountains

    IC 536 from Villach has almost reached the end of Semmering railway at Gloggnitz and allows a last sunny glimpse in front of the spectacular Rax mountain range, in midwinter already at 2 p.m.
  17. Spring Parallel Drive

    Spring Parallel Drive

    Very nice downhill approach of BB 52.4984 and 1116.200 in special livery to Spital am Semmering station for the 150 years Semmering mountain railway celebrations. The light was spot-on, real April-weather in May! ;)




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