Time flies

So time does fly when you don’t want it to.  The plan over this winter during my self-enforced downtime from going to mainland Europe was to get all the images from 2013 uploaded before I started the fun in 2014.  Did I succeed? Not even close.  The last trip of 2013 was a trip to Münich with the better half for a trip to the Christmas Market.  I missed my self-imposed deadline by nearly four months.  I finished uploading the main images of 2013 last night.  In between I have already had my first trip of the year abroad, going to Münich (D), with a little side trip to Salzburg (A) with Paul Smith.  This post was meant to be published whilst I was sorting out the German wagon collection, coded E to S.  Time overtook it and this update is now telling you that all countries, all wagons and locomotives are updated for 2013!

On with some images to break up my waffle.  All the images below were taken from moving trains.   The first one was a freight train that was we overtook from the ICE as we passed through Göttingen whilst travelling between Nuremberg and Hanover.  A lot of the images taken from moving trains don’t always work due to a combination of factors, one of them being double/triple pane windows and distortion but in the digital age the only thing it is costing you is time.

 

Uapps 37 80 9341 058-7 is the lead wagon of a mixed freight as we overtake it at Göttingen, Germany on the 9th of October 2013

Uapps 37 80 9341 058-7 is the lead wagon of a mixed freight as we overtake it at Göttingen, Germany on the 9th of October 2013

I am glad to have finished the main collection of images but there is still a lot to do, without even considering 2014s image. Still to do are the following:

Link the sightings logs to the images on this blog

Upload the European Coaching Stock images

Update the Container images

Wagon type Hccrrs 332, Hccrrs 45 80 2909 098-2 sits collecting dirt and vegetation in some sidings at Nuremberg - Frankenstadion on the 8th of October 2013.  This wagon and others like it are all marked with a Z (withdrawn status)

Wagon type Hccrrs 332, Hccrrs 45 80 2909 098-2 sits collecting dirt and vegetation in some sidings at Nuremberg – Frankenstadion on the 8th of October 2013. This wagon and others like it are all marked with a Z (withdrawn status)

Another update that is currently in progress when I want a break from other options is showing the wagon type on the website.  The above image is a Hccrrs 332 type wagon, built in 1998.  Where am I getting this information from? An excellent book called “Güterwagen” by Carstens, Nielsen & Fleddermann.

"Güterwagen", written by Stefen Carstens / Per Topp Nielsen / Gerhard Fleddermann, published by MIBA. ISBN 978-3-8375-0824-6

“Güterwagen”, written by Stefen Carstens / Per Topp Nielsen / Gerhard Fleddermann, published by MIBA. ISBN 978-3-8375-0824-6

This book only covers wagons operated by DB and its various incarnations over the years, but it is a start for me understanding all the various wagon types in operation within Europe.

Updates may be a bit slow over the coming couple of months as I have a huge amount going on which I shall share as I am rather excited by it all.  Start of May it’s off to Germany with Paul Smith for a week of Hanover (Lehrte) and Köln (West & Gremberg), come back and somehow I have ended up buying a house!  One superb thing from this the better half has allocated me a room on the 2nd floor for my trains.  Once we have moved house it’s off to Canada for 10 days which include 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer and some time at Banff where I intend to visits Morant’s Curve for the required pretty train photo.  I come back from Canada and 36 hours later fly back out to Germany for Bremen Open Day.  For the record the only thing that was planned out of this madness 3 months ago were the trips to Germany, everything else has happened since then.  So once again my apologies if the updates are a bit thin on the ground till then.

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~ by gingespotting on April 20, 2014.

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