The Return to Grace
19th April 2008

Koln Hbf :


First things first - get the headboard on!

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Dieringhausen :


Would you believe that the engine on the right was a DB 211 ?

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Dieringhausen :


An elevated view of the shed which contained all sorts of interesting items

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Dieringhausen :


Our other tour engine was this ex DB 216

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Gummersbach :


Tucked away in the bay platform to let the service trains pass

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En Route :


This was about as empty as the bar ever got, but all credit to the staff who kept us well supplied with beer and food

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Guntenbecke :


Well that's where I think it is anyway... Lovely view, pity about the weather

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Guntenbecke :


And now the Mercia weight loss program - we'll run the train forward slowly...

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Guntenbecke:


... and you can run around like a headless chicken taking whatever pictures you like

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Guntenbecke :


We even got a run past from the local farmer

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Guntenbecke :


And it's good to see the spirit of co-operation is still strong in our passengers

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Valbert :


A brief photo stop here

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Krummenerl :


And another here at the end of the branch

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Brugge :


Not a normal photo stop...

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Brugge :


... but it's easy to see why no-one was looking at the loco

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Moers :


This is the NIAG base at Moers

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Vluyn :


And this is at the end of the branch with our bonus loco - NIAG's other ex DB 216, pity it was nearly dark by then

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