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superbiker_uk
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July 30th, 2017, 7:02 am #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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July 30th, 2017, 7:13 am #22

Some of my pictures from Salzburg Freilichtmuseum:







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July 30th, 2017, 7:36 am #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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July 30th, 2017, 9:27 am #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.

Gerald :wink:
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August 1st, 2017, 7:07 am #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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August 7th, 2017, 6:18 pm #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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August 13th, 2017, 5:49 pm #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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August 13th, 2017, 5:52 pm #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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