Sat 14 Sep 2013

Another interesting day on the Gäubahn but a totally unproductive one. The sun did come out for 20 minutes between trains in the late afternoon but there were no shots in good light and it rained for most of the morning. Once again the rarer classes were busier than expected on the ICs at the expense of 101s. Two 115s were out, instead of the one expected, and a 181 also made an unexpected appearance. Add in a 120 and there wasn’t that much left for the 101s to do.

There were a couple of steam specials running from Rottweil to Villingen, Donaueschingen, Tuttlingen and back to Rottweil, celebrating 10 years of the 3er Ringzug, the local service over the same route operated by the Hohenzollerische Landesbahnen using soulless class 650 railcars. The loco was Rottweil based 52.7596 without feedwater heater or smoke deflectors. It wouldn’t have looked too out of place on the Usak - Afyon mixed in the early 1980s but wasn’t quite right for the Schwarzwald.

The REs all worked as expected with 146s on the Singen trains and 425s on the Rottweils. The two morning northbound freights I expected didn’t run but there was a block train of Fals hoppers southbound in the afternoon behind the inevitable 185.

Grünholz, S of Sulz am Neckar

Loco Train
No.
Train Details Notes
120.110 IC181 05:56 Frankfurt (M) Hbf - Zürich HB 09:10
115.346 IC284 07:05 Zürich HB - Stuttgart Hbf 09:10
185.266
185.310
  NB Light Engines 09:35
146.210
propelling
RE19035 08:18 Stuttgart Hbf - Singen (Hohentwiel) 09:37
146.206 RE19040 09:19 Singen (Hohentwiel) - Stuttgart Hbf 10:30
181.207 IC183 09:56 Stuttgart Hbf - Zürich HB 10:55
101.044 IC282 09:05 Zürich HB - Stuttgart Hbf 11:10
146.208
propelling
RE19037 10:18 Stuttgart Hbf - Singen (Hohentwiel) 11:36
146.210 RE19042 11:19 Singen (Hohentwiel) - Stuttgart Hbf 12:28
115.448 IC185 11:56 Stuttgart Hbf - Zürich HB 12:54
120.110 IC280 11:05 Zürich HB - Stuttgart Hbf 13:07

N of Rottweil-Neufra

Loco Train
No.
Train Details Notes
146.206
propelling
RE19039 12:18 Stuttgart Hbf - Singen (Hohentwiel) 13:59
146.208 RE19044 13:19 Singen (Hohentwiel) - Stuttgart Hbf 14:05
52.7596 75911 12:57 Immendingen - Rottweil Special 14:25
181.207 IC186 13:05 Zürich HB - Stuttgart Hbf 14:47
101.002 IC187 13:56 Stuttgart Hbf - Zürich HB 15:14
146.210
propelling
RE19043 14:18 Stuttgart Hbf - Singen (Hohentwiel) 15:59
146.206 RE19046 15:19 Singen (Hohentwiel) - Stuttgart Hbf 16:05
185.397   SB Fals Hoppers 16:30
115.448 IC184 15:05 Zürich HB - Stuttgart Hbf 16:47
101.024 IC281 15:56 Stuttgart Hbf - Zürich HB 17:18
146.208
propelling
RE19045 16:18 Stuttgart Hbf - Singen (Hohentwiel) 17:58
52.7596 75913 16:57 Immendingen - Rottweil Special 18:02
146.210 RE19048 17:19 Singen (Hohentwiel) - Stuttgart Hbf 18:05