European Wagonry

Yes, I know it has been rather quiet on here lately.  Excuses are as follows:

The Olympics (I was working silly hours all night long), the Paralympics (I was working silly hours all night long), oh, and I went to Europe (for trains) for the first time in 20 years.  The last time I was in Europe I was cranking Germany and only interested in locomotives.  This time, after 20 years, I was persuaded by a colleague at work to re-try Germany.  I was advised to go to Hamburg, spending some time on Hamburg Harburg station.  Oh my is all I can say, if only we had that amount of freight running through one location in the UK.  I was getting through 3 full batteries for my camera with each visit.  There was an excellent variety of freight, from coal to steel, to inter-modal to cars with plenty of petroleum and timber to start a very large fire.   Wagons registered from all over mainland Europe passed through the station.

Since I have returned it’s taken me rather a long time to sort through the images, renaming, tagging and sorting them ready for upload.  At last though I have finished main work and I am now working on uploading the images.  Why did it take me so long to sort through, well I did come back with 14.5k images from a 4 day visit.  I maybe, just maybe, went a little bit mad with the shutter button.

I have begun to work my way through the various countries, starting with Austria (Country Code 81).

Austrian registered Habbiillns van 31 81 2893 143-9 passes through Hamburg Harburg station in Germany on the 20th July 2012

Austrian registered Habbiillns van 31 81 2893 143-9 passes through Hamburg Harburg station in Germany on the 20th July 2012

Also uploaded are the wagons registered in Belgium, Czech Republic & France.  I have just started to work on the German registered wagons & rolling stock which will take some time.

Belgian registered Laaers car transporter wagon 23 88 4356 019-0 passes through Hamburg Harburg station in Germany on the 18th July 2012

Belgian registered Laaers car transporter wagon 23 88 4356 019-0 passes through Hamburg Harburg station in Germany on the 18th July 2012

This new direction of European wagons does not mean I am ending my involvement in the UK scene, I just felt like a change of scenery. I have still been taking images of wagons and if the weather will change over the coming week I hope to get out and get some images of new wagons in the UK.

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~ by gingespotting on September 24, 2012.

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