Steam to the Summit
30 January - 6 February 2014
Report by Duncan Cotterill
The Main Report
This illustrated report covers an eight day trip to Germany from 30 January to 6 February 2014.
The Harzer Schmalspurbahnen operate a 140km network of metre gauge railways in the Harz Mountains in northern Germany. Once part of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, the system became a tourist railway following the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989 but has retained a lot of its original character and still operates many services with steam locomotives.
I also managed a few hours looking at the current scene around Hannover with the emphasis on freight.
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