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The 1044 052 between Breitenstein and Wolfsbergkogel

(Südbahn - Semmeringbahn)

The 1044 052 between Breitenstein and Wolfsbergkogel photo

Author: Takács Bence
Captured at: 2008:11:23 12:39:34

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Tags: 202 Breitenstein Wolfsbergkogel Krausel-Tunnel 1044 052 1044 ÖBB nyílt vonal Ausztria sziklák hegyi vasút hegyek havas tél tehervonat borult villanymozdony

The most well known constructions of this stretch of line are located upwards from Breitenstein. There is a small trek along the rails until the Stellwerk (signal box), after that the gap between the train and the railing becomes very small, so I prefer walking under the rock wall, where there is more room and usually trains come fromt the pass, where you can hear them a few minutes early as they pass the Adlitzgraben. This train, going uphill, wasn't heared but about 3 seconds before it appeared. We were safe though: there is a small area just before the tunnel far from the rails where you can take photos in both directions. Though there is left-hand traffic on the Semmering, occasionally a fast train comes on the right-hand track to take over a slower freight train without the need for it to stop.

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