Fri 27 Sep 2013

My last day in Germany but the weather wasn’t co-operating. It was overcast, misty and very warm - a vision of greenhouse earth maybe, just like the surface of Venus - no wonder you rarely see good shots taken there. The plan was to start with some pics around Eutingen im Gäu, on the Stuttgart - Singen line. There was certainly enough of interest around with 181s on the first two ICs from Stuttgart, a 185 on another sugar beet train and a 213 out for a spin. All that was missing was good weather.

When the sun gave up trying to come out at Eutingen it was time to look for something else to do. Fortunately there was a plan B as I’d realised that one of the possible routes to my next night’s stop at Chaumont in France took me past the Saverne Gap on the main line west of Strasbourg.

S of Sulz am Neckar

Loco Train
No.
Train Details Notes
181.223 IC181 05:56 Frankfurt (M) Hbf - Zürich HB 08:57
185.094   NB Containers 09:01
101.077 IC284 07:05 Zürich HB - Stuttgart Hbf 09:14
425.313 RE19086 09:09 Rottweil - Stuttgart Hbf 09:33
146.224
propelling
RE19035 08:18 Stuttgart Hbf - Singen (Hohentwiel) 09:39

S of Eutingen im Gäu

Loco Train
No.
Train Details Notes
185.233   SB Sugar Beet 10:15
185.085   SB Freight 10:22
181.214 IC183 09:56 Stuttgart Hbf - Zürich HB 10:35
146.227
propelling
RE19037 10:18 Stuttgart Hbf - Singen (Hohentwiel) 11:10
213.335 [NeSA]   NB Light Engine 11:16
101.140 IC282 09:05 Zürich HB - Stuttgart Hbf 11:38