14 - 18 August 2013
Report by Duncan Cotterill
The Main Report
This illustrated report covers a five day trip to the Rhein valley south of Koblenz in Germany in August 2013.
There were were plenty of interesting passenger and freight workings on both sides of the river, powered by a wide variety of electric locos belonging to DB and independent operators and including a couple of workings hauled by one of the iconic class 103s.
Between Mainz and Koblenz the Rhein runs through a glorious landscape between steep hillsides dotted with castles and vineyards. The riverside towns are picturesque, with many buildings dating back to the middle ages and the shipping traffic on the river adds considerable interest. All this makes it an excellent place to photograph trains. I spent five days in the area from 14 to 18 August 2013.
This report is the second to be produced as a magazine style PDF document with plenty of pictures. Click on the cover image (right) or the link below to view the report.
go to the main report
For detailed day by day observations including loco numbers, go to the Day by Day section. This remains a set of webpages as usual.