Regional Rail Express - 50: Rába II/Venezia III (50 p.)

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ronik24

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Regional Rail Express - 49: Rába I/Venezia II (50 p.)




April 11 2015

We accelerate towards Szombathely near Acsád.
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June 24 2015

Sz 8902 Sopron - Pécs took me to Szombathely at 9 a.m., a few weeks before diesel traction ended on the line from Csorna.
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Only M41s hauled the express trains to Csorna that day, GySEV-Ludmillas operated services on the line towards Nagykanisza (see Regional Rail Express - 41: Zagreb V (50 p.)).
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IC 910 "Borostyánkő" from Budapest-Keleti arrived over-punctually. Due to a special MÁV pilgrimage train to Krakow and Częstochowa, InterCities consisted of a colorful mix including former ÖBB cars for a few days.
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Red flowers for Ludmilla, yellow for classic electric engines.
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The nicely renewed station building.
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Still during renovation to the left on July 23 2006.
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October 27 2019

Short break at Szombathely upon return from the Gleichenberg railway (see previous report part).
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V46/460 051 switching as usual also on Sunday.
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Classic GySEV V43s and road/rail tractor at the engine shed.
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Modern EMUs already omnipresent.
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IC 925 "Szent Márton" to Budapest-Keleti ready for departure in full electric operation via Csorna.
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April 23 2011

The same tracks at the same time of day, 8 1/2 years earlier. Sz 9145 was about to take me to Sopron.
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MÁV and GySEV engines next to each other.
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We already know V46.051.
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July 23 2006

Some connections existed that are only possible by changing trains nowadays: EURegio 9940 Retz - Wiener Neustadt - Sopron - Szombathely - Jennersdorf for example.
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MDmot 3015 pushed its rake to Nagykanisza, see report part 41.
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Many details have been modernized since.
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April 28 2004

My first photo visit to Szombathely took place shortly before Hungary joined the EU. ER 7705 Wiener Neustadt - Szombathely arrived on schedule at 8:40 a.m., EuroNight 241 "Venezia" was supposed to depart at 8:37 towards Budapest... It actually was 8:41, and I managed this picture by sprinting ahead. Remotorized M61 301 plus generator car hauled the express on the Szentgotthárd – Szombathely - Csorna section.
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Why close doors?
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Through cars to Bucharest.
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I took updated EN 240 "Venezia" via the Lake Balaton southern shore line departing Budapest on June 17 2009:

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Replacement photo during daylight: EC 1204 "Goldoni" Budapest - Venice was expected on July 8 2007 at Nagykanisza.
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EC 53 into the other direction on July 23 2006.
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April 28 2004

We return to Szombathely by MDmot.
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"MÁV" in various fonts and colors.
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The diesel InterCity collection.
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IC 917 "Répce" ready for departure at 9:04 a.m.
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IC 910 "Savaria" arriving soon afterwards.
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June 24 2015

I waited for IC 915 "Répce" Szombathely - Budapest at Vép on the electrified Hungarian western railroad eleven years later.
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Delayed IC 922 "Savaria" approaching the same minute for this slightly virtual meeting.
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Typical colors and shapes.
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May 26 2013

IC 915 rolling through Porpác, junction of the line northwards to Csorna.
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We waited at a grade crossing of highway 88. First, M62 307 approached single engine from Csorna.
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Then, 651 003 followed with IC 922.
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July 11 2015

IC 910 "Borostyánkő" to Szombathely behind 651 002 at the same spot shortly before the switch to electric traction.
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On our way to Lake Balaton, we caught 19807 Szombathely - Keszthely at Ostffyasszonyfa.
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More from that day soon to come! :0)
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We stopped again returning from the lake in the evening. The second featured express of the series: IC 316 "Rába" Budapest-Kéleti - Graz Hbf.
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We concluded the evening session with IC 911 "Claudius" to Budapest. More from Csorna next time.
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