A new contributor to the blog for the next couple of days – Ron Dawes, brother of Allan. Ron is on safari in deepest Germany, around Leipzig and Hanover, I think, visiting an eclectic mix of Christmas markets and stations. So welcome, Ron, and thanks for the photographs!
We start on the Harz metre gauge lines – at least I think that’s where Ron is looking on the map!
My German is so good that I thought ‘Gleis’ is a place – not Platform 1. I do like the trains, but Ron is welcome to the weather. Is there on a Christmas market in June for me?
What a handsome brute – of a loco, I mean….
The Harz website is an interesting read. The key figures it gives are:
- 25 steam locomotives
- 16 diesel engines
- 48 train stations
- 140.4 km of tracks
- 1,000 mm gauge network
An extensive system, as this map shows:
Next three shots from a ‘cold and damp’ Goslar.
Ron must have been shivering taking this one – or perhaps it was late afternoon and just getting dark!
I like the semaphore signal still in use.