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Train Spotting in Germany

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martin67

Last Saturday I went to one of my favourite places in Munich to get some trains (Heimeranplatz) This time ist was quite good, work trains, freight traffic and the usual passenger trains.Wanna watch? Here we go!

 

Maintainance service

 

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Austrian Taurus 1116 053 with a big load of two axle vans

 

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Class 245 on a local passenger service

 

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DB 101 043 heading a Eurocity train towards Graz, Austria

 

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Some more work trains

 

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Two class 212 (V100) spraying the trackbed

 

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Scandinavian truck trailers on their way to Italy. The train is operated by private operator TX-Logistik, Locos (Vectron class 193 Multisystem) are from MRCE (Mitsui Rail) and ELL and will stay on this train until Verona.

 

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Two Meridian Local trains almost running parallel. The right one is the regular Munich-Salzburg service, while the left is running empty.

 

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ÖBB 1116 282 pulling the "EKOL". EKOL is a turkish forwarder and runs a daily trailer train from Germany to Trieste, Italy, where the trailers go on a ferry for Istanbul.

 

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Another TX-Logistik trailer train

 

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WLE No. 81 (Class 189 Multi-System) with trailers. It's very common in Europe to carry loaded truck trailers. After arrival they will be moved to their final destination by normal tractors.

 

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Blue Bavarian pilot coach, the train has almost reached it's destination Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)

 

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ÖBB Italia  1216 001 just started its journey to Italy

 

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Heavy shunter Class 294

 

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Class 440 just comes from the depot

 

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DB Class 185 225 with a tanker train

 

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Austrian Taurus 1116 193 on the way to Bremen Port

 

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This is train no. 113 to Klagenfurt Austria. It usually runs with an engine at each end. 1116 165 in front, and 1016 020 pushing. 1016 020 just received new special colours and advertising.

 

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Blue Zebra 185 662 from private operator Locomotion

 

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The British Class 77 is quite common (although we call it class 66 :-))

 

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Mitsui Rail MRCE 185 557

 

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And the last one for now, a northbound trailer train (Vectron double, MRCE)

 

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Cheerio,

 

Martin

 

 

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cteno4

Love the mow!

 

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Claude_Dreyfus

Nice selection there. I have a real liking for German stuff.

 

I will be going out to Germany tomorrow, although a little further north than Munich. Visiting the big modelling show at Cologne, and will be travelling out there by train. 

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westfalen

A friend and I returned a few weeks ago from a European railfanning vacation though we only spent a few days in Germany on this trip, taking in Poland, Austria, Italy and Switzerland as well.

 

The result being a few orders sent to DM Toys after I got home after a renewed interest in European trains.

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chadbag

I get the DM-Toys, Lippe, Kramm, and Menzels emails on a regular basis, and there are always locomotives (and wagons!) I'd love to get...   It's hard.

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MichiK

Thanky you, Martin!

Heimeranplatz seems to ba areally good spotting place. Donnersberger- and Hackerbrücke probably, too, with a more elevated view.

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martin67

Hi,

 

the two bridges are not really good places for taking pictures (in my eyes). First of all, there's only passenger traffic freight trains are using a side track, which turns right a little bit further west (Friedenheimer Brücke). And you are taking the pictures through the catenary wires.

 

I will show you another place in Munich. It's in the eastern part, (Trudering), where the freight rails meet the Salzburg mainline. Will do that tonight (yesterday I had my Japanese lesson and after returning home there was Football, Germany vs. The Netherlands).

 

Martin

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MichiK

Yes, I see your points...

so where would you spot the north- and westbound trains that end at Hauptbahnhof? Is Laim suitable?

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martin67

Hi,

 

to be honest, I rarely tried to get pictures of the north- and westbound trains. Some of my friends go to Pasing or Laim, but I never did until now. I actually checked out Hirschgarten once, but was not really happy.

 

So, now something different. this is Trudering junction, where the tracks from the shunting yard Munich east meet the mainline to Rosenheim (and Austria, Italy, Hungary and the Balkan Countries).The freight trains come through the tunnel, while through trains south use the front track (southbound) or go over the tunnel (northbound => Munich Central Station). I took these pictures in early April 2014.

 

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Have a nice day,

 

Martin

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MichiK

The view through the underpass is particularily great!

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