Regional Rail Express - 55: Lake Balaton II/Istria V (50 p.)

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ronik24

Proud Earthling
Hi,



To the previous part of the series:
Regional Rail Express - 54: Lake Balaton I/Istria IV (50 p.)




June 30 2019

We return to Balatonkenese station, the loess bluff of Soós-hegy hill in the background.
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A long-distance regional express meeting: Gy 16906 "Tekergő" from Tapolca to Záhony at the Ukrainian border was crossing 43 minutes delayed Gy 16907 "Tekergő" Záhony - Tapolca hauled by 418 149 (M41 2149) with original Pielstick prime mover.
On video:

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June 29 2019

We had climbed Soós-hegy a second time the previous evening. S 19751 "Katica" Balatonfüred - Budapest-Déli passed by punctually at 7:42 p.m.
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Gy 1971 "Tekergő" Tapolca - Budapest curved around the reed belt near the well-known "Balaton sea wall"-spot punctually at 8:09 p.m.
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Hauled by M41 2143 in heritage livery.
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S 19758 "Katica" Budapest - Balatonfüred was met at the station.
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June 30 2018

S 19707 "Kék Hullám" Tapolca - Budapest approached along the reeds in the morning.
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On the second day of the weekend stay - June 30 2019 - our tedious bicycles at least made it to Balatonalmádi. On the way, we stopped at the now overgrown "sea wall"-spot for S 19707 - this time pulled by Pielstick.

You can look up what was possible here even a few years prior (in German, please use autotranslate):
Along Lake Balaton 2/2 (50 p.)

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June 30 2018

Evening at the "Balaton sea wall" with S 19701 "Kék Hullám" Tapolca - Budapest.
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S 19706 "Kék Hullám" Budapest - Tapolca passed through Balatonfűzfő.
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Gy 1971 "Tekergő" took me back to Székesfehérvár.
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June 30 2019

We had reached the windswept pier of Balatonalmádi by bike.
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To my delight, M41 2143 hauling S 19702 "Kék Hullám" Budapest - Tapolca approached the last remains of historic infrastructure on the eastern part of the line.
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We have reached the concrete block of Balatonfüred station on July 1 2018.
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By M62 on July 14 2019.
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July 1 2018

I got off at Örvényes in the morning. S 19707 "Kék Hullám" Tapolca - Budapest departed at 8:45 a.m.
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Even the remotorized M41s revert to diesel monsters after years of service.
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I explored the beach.
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2 1/2 hours delayed Gy 1247 "Istria" (Koper/Rijeka -) Ljubljana - Budapest-Keleti finally appeared at nine o'clock - when it already was supposed to have arrived at its destination.
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S 19700 "Kék Hullám" towards Tapolca taking me westwards at 9:12 a.m.
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July 11 2015

Previously, I had only known Örvényes from the panoramic spot - see the linked older report above for more variations.
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NOHAB-GM M61 017 approached Balatonszepezd hauling a special train.
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July 1 2018

S 19607 "Kék Hullám" Szombathely - Budapest arrived on time.
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Gy 1971 "Tekergő" to Tapolca passed by the halt kept in a historicizing design.
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"Balaton Beach Police" waiting for its pedal boat patrol.
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S 19702 "Kék Hullám" to Tapolca.
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S 19705 brought me homewards.
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July 14 2019

As did M62 089 one year later at Révfülöp.
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The same situation from the outside in the morning, showing already known S 19707 "Kék Hullám".
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Sz 19747 Tapolca - Balatonfüred hauled by M40 224 for the "retro"-weekend featuring classic and museum diesel engines on regular and special trains.
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Simultaneous departure with S 19700 "Kék Hullám". The soundtrack to these scenes:

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S 19607 "Kék Hullám" Szombathely - Budapest.
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M61 001 pulled Gy 1972 "Tekergő" consisting of the newly painted retro express cars towards Tapolca taking me to Badacsonytomaj.
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July 11 2015

Pálkövei beach is being passed on the way.
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More from around Badacsony mountain visible in the distance next time! :)
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