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Andy in Germany



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:49 am    Post subject: Krokodile comes to visit Reply with quote

I have finally managed to find out when some special trains are coming through our local station, and last week we had a visit from the class E94 electric locomotive (The 'German Krokodile') that lives in northern Stuttgart...



Pulling what I think qualify as the tattiest coaches in Germany.



Apparently the steam locomotive that it should have been piloting failed in the hills between Esslingen and Ulm.



There are rumours of another steam special passing us in a few weeks. Will try and get pictures of that too...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Krok!

steve
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not really a fan of things electric, but that is most impressive and purposeful looking. I can see the attraction.

Thanks for sharing the photos.

Peter
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadoak wrote:
I am not really a fan of things electric, but that is most impressive and purposeful looking. I can see the attraction.

Thanks for sharing the photos.

Peter


They do look solid don't they? They were designed in the war and built during the war and during the reconstruction afterwards. They had to keep going with poor maintenance and poor materials because they couldn't get the metals they really needed, so I expect they're pretty simple inside.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Andy in Germany



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackcloud Railways wrote:
Very Happy


Showoff...

I still wish I could have seen that layout though...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe next time you're in Blighty?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl2ry-AunvE

There is something about 1920s to 1940s electric locos that really appeals to me, probably because I grew up near the Woodhead line with it's LNER designed class 76s.
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