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7:02 AM - Jul 30, 2017 #21

Gerald:1374417 wrote:Or visit the Salzburg Freilichtmuseum.

http://www.freilichtmuseum.com/en/visit ... ation.html

In 2010, a narrow-gauge railway was built there for visitors.
The ride is included in the entrance fee.

2 short Videos from 2010



The steam train was unfortunately only 2010 to the opening of the route as a guest locomitive.
Otherwise, diesel-powered locomotives pull the visitors' cars.



Gerald
Thank you for posting the video clips Gerald :thumb:

I spent a full day at Salzburg Freilichtmuseum last year. It's another of the videos I need to sort out and post. I have more to contribute to this thread. It's really good to hear from you about these places. I can honestly say that the Salzburg Freilichtmuseum is one of the most amazing and enjoyable places I have visited. I went on a really warm day and it was fantastic!

The museum train was a real bonus and good fun to ride on. The 'Untersberg' locomotive was built in 1988 and was used to build the Channel tunnel between UK and France. It was a real surprise to see that it is now working on passenger trains alongside the 'Gaisberg' locomotive at Salzburg Freilichtmuseum :)
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7:13 AM - Jul 30, 2017 #22

Some of my pictures from Salzburg Freilichtmuseum:







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7:36 AM - Jul 30, 2017 #23

The buildings at Salzburg Freilichtmuseum were all so impressive.

Although this is not a great picture, the building of the Flachgau Railway was very well presented. It has been constructed to the original plan of the 'Zistel-Alpe' station of 1887. The original building was used from 1887 to 1928 as the railway station for the former cog railway used on the Gaisberg Mountain.

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9:27 AM - Jul 30, 2017 #24

Hi Peter,

Thank you for your pictures from the Freilichtmuseum. I have not been there for a long time.

Now I see you have already traveled some destinations, in the Austrian narrow gauge.

Here is a tip, if you know already makes nothing, then just an indication for other visitors of our country who are looking for an interesting destinations in narrow gauge.

https://www.museum-mondsee.at/museen/skglb-museum/

http://img.schienendampf.com/forumimage ... raktor.jpg

A photo of 2010, at that time there was still a small event, Mondseer Echtdampf Tage (Mondseer Live Steam Days) In the background you can see the restored salon car of Emperor Franz Josef, with whom he drove to Bad Ischl, his summer residency with narrow gauge SKGLB during the summer months from Salzburg, also the main station of the SKGLB, when he was coming from Vienna with standard gauge train.


Unfortunately, only a museum, the SKGLB (Salzkammergut Lokalbahn) was shut down in 1957. At that time the car and buses were modern. Also the operation with steam was very cost-intensive. But instead of retrofitting the train to modern and cheaper power-driven vehicles, it was simply a political decision.

In the museum, a former heating shed of the skglb stand also still 4 locomotives of the series U, 3 even restored ready for driving. But as you can see it is missing the rails. Also a small HOe plant, photos and many other memories of this great narrow-gauge railway.

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7:07 AM - Aug 01, 2017 #25

Hi Gerald - thank you for this information. I have been to Mondsee to the Basilika St. Michael but was not aware of the Salzkammergut Lokalbahn Museum. I will try to make a visit there.

So many new places to visit and all the more reason to visit Austria again next year. Many thanks :)
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6:18 PM - Aug 07, 2017 #26

Peter in case you visit the Chiemseebahn try to take a look at the cap of the engineer. It's quite a bit curious he has an anchor on his cap like the ship's captains as the railway belongs to the Chiemsee Schifffaht society  :D
And enjoy your Erdinger although there are many other fine beers in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg :cheers:
Cheers Christoph

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5:49 PM - Aug 13, 2017 #27

Reichsstaedter:1376169 wrote:And enjoy your Erdinger although there are many other fine beers in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg :cheers:
I agree - there are lot's of fine beers available in Bavaria. I also like to enjoy a Franziskaner Weissbier. It is readily available in large supermarkets in the UK. I have to say though that it is even better when consumed closer to its home country :thumb:

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5:52 PM - Aug 13, 2017 #28

Here is a short video from the wonderful Salzburg Open Air Museum where you can enjoy a very charming narrow gauge train ride.

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5:16 PM - Jul 10, 2018 #29

Gerald wrote: Hello Pete,

Interesting photos you have made of the workshop.


The first picture could be the Aquarius C.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heeresfel ... e_HF_210_E


From 1945 until October 1957 it was used as a passenger train at the Salzkammergut local railway with the number 22 in the passenger traffic. For this purpose, it was turned over to the slightly larger gauge of 760 mm. After the SKGLB was discontinued, it was sold to the Zillertalbahn. From 1958 to 1972 it was mainly used as a freight train locomotive with the number ZB 4 in goods traffic. On 27th October 1968 she received the name CASTLE CAEREINION through Welsh Zillertalbahn friends.

Eg 4 in the EUROVAPOR deployment on the Bregenzerwaldbahn (1974)
From 8 April 1974 she drove five years for EUROVAPOR on the BB-Schmalspurstrecke of the Bregenzerwaldbahn until their decommissioning in May 1980. On 22 December 1980 it was sold by the Zillertalbahn to the German industrialist Walter Seidensticker. In March 1981 she returned to the Zillertal, where she was still available for special trains in the following two years.

From 1984 to 1986, she was overtaken in Lengerich's main school in the Teutoburger Wald-Eisenbahn. In April 1986 she came to the Jagsttalbahn Drzbach-Mckmhl and was there until she suffered a damage to the boiler at the end of 1988. From 1991 to 1996 she was exhibited without tender in the German Technological Museum Berlin.

After a main investigation 1996/1997 at the Grlitz-Schlauroth plant of the Deutsche Bahn AG, the commissioning of Rgen's Kleinbahn took place in May 1997. In June 2005, the boiler set-up period expired. The locomotive was parked in Putbus for repair until the end of 2007. On December 12, 2007, she was put into operation again with a load test run. [2]

From May 2009, the locomotive of the railway construction and operating company Pressnitztalbahn mbH belonged to Jhstadt, which continued to operate mainly on the island of Rgen in the special train service. At the end of the boiler period (under German law), the locomotive 2016 was marketed for sale. In the autumn of 2016, the club 760, which already owns several SKGLB original co-motocots, announced the acquisition of the locomotive with support from the state of Salzburg and possibly to use it on the Taurachbahn.

It looks like the Aquarius C is currently being repaired and then used on the Taurachbahn.

Gerald :wink:
I just wanted to update this thread. Any excuse to look at Austrian railways 😉. This image is by Walter Strubel, Webmaster of Club 760:
SKGLB22.jpg

In the newsletter it says that . On 16th July, SKGLB 22 will be transported to Mauterndorf, where the locomotive will pull a special mixed train from Mauterndorf to Murau and back. Afterwards the locomotive will be located at Mauterndorf and be used together with the steam locomotives 298.56, SKGLB 12, 699.01, StmLB 6 for the operation of Club 760 regular steam trains.
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6:59 AM - Jul 14, 2018 #30

Hi Peter!
 
Thanks for the hint.

That's nice news, one more reason for me to visit the Taurachbahn again.


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