The Talent 2 is a multiple unit railcar manufactured by Bombardier Transportation. The first trains were produced in 2008. The design of the cab ends made German people to call this type of train Hamsterbacke (hamster cheek). The depicted train is run by the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland.
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The ‘Seehas’ is a rail link between Constance (Konstanz) and Engen. The name doesn’t derive from the existing fish ‘Seehase‘ (lumpsucker), but from a fabulous creature supposed to live in the western part of Lake Constance. People there believe the ‘Seehas’ is a hybrid of a rabbit and a fish. More…
On the tracks of a former narrow-gauge railway between Ruprechtshofen and Wieselburg one have the chance to drive a draisine now. On a line of about 11 km one drive through a small area of swamp and after overcoming a little hill and having a break there one can dashing down to Wieselburg.
On my night stroll through the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, an industrial heritage park in Ruhr area, I came across this torpedo car. These cars are used for hauling molten pig iron from the blast furnace to the next processing unit. More…
In Austria many trains are named. Today I came across a very special name: Chris Lohner. This is that lady whose voice one can hear at the recorded announcements of the railway stations and on the Railjets. Isn’t it lovely to honor her work by naming a train after her? More…
A diesel railcar owned by the Hungarian-Austrian railway company Raaberbahn AG. This railcar was produced in the Austrian place Jenbach as part of the ÖBB 5047 series and sold later to the Raaberbahn AG.
From April 28th to May 1st some railway related events take place in Styria. These events celebrate 175 year Railways in Austria. Feel free to follow my trips to these events by searching for #Tw175 on Twitter and Facebook. My first adventure is a ride with the Breitenau Railway (Breitenauerbahn)