Tag Archives: Steam Railways

The Watercress Line

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The Molli

Don’t you think that’s a really sweet name for a railway? Its full name is Mecklenburgische Bäderbahn Molli, which is a little more tricky for those of us who are not native German speakers. This charming little railway runs along a small section of the Baltic coast in northern Germany, between the towns of Bad Doberan, Heiligendamm and Kühlungsborn.
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Snow Train to Brocken

I last visited the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (HSB) in the summer of 2014. It’s interesting to compare the photos I took back then with the ones in this post. In places like this, the landscape can change dramatically between the seasons and, as beautiful as it was in the summer, I always thought it would be magical at this time of year.
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German Engineering

Whilst out with friends on Friday, I found myself talking about BBC Radio 4 shipping forecasts and trade deficit figures, and even though we managed to have a laugh about this, we all agreed that I needed to get out more! Now I’m not sure a weekend visiting German railways was quite what everyone had in mind, but that’s exactly what I decided to do.  Continue reading

Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (HSB)

I’m not really a railway enthusiast – at least that’s what I keep telling myself. But since leaving England almost 5 years ago, I have missed its heritage railways, and have struggled to find any here in Germany that compare with what England has to offer. But thanks to my wife, we eventually found one tucked away in the middle of the Harz mountains in northern Germany, and it was well worth the wait…

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