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Talent 2 at the railway station of Halle (Saale), Germany
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Talent 2 at railway station Halle (Saale)

The Talent 2 is a multiple unit railcar manufactured by Bombardier Transportation. The first trains were produced in 2008. The design of the cab ends made Germans call this type of train Hamsterbacke (hamster cheek). The depicted train is run by the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland. Sources / More info S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland (Wikipedia) Bombardier Talent 2 (Wikipedia)

ÖBB BR 4746 'Cityjet' in Bruck an der Mur, Austria

ÖBB BR 4746 'Cityjet' in Bruck/Mur

An ÖBB BR 4746 ‘Cityjet’ is leaving the railway station Bruck an der Mur heading to Graz. This train is a brand-new one which was established in the Austrian rail network on December 13th, 2015. ÖBB BR 4746 ‘Cityjet’ (Website)

Diesel railcar ÖBB 5047 at the railway station of Hainfeld, Austria
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Diesel railcar ÖBB 5047 in Hainfeld

The diesel railcar ÖBB 5047 was produced by the Tyrolean Jenbacher Werke in the years 1987-1995. It replaced several older railcars such as the ÖBB 5144. I few of them were sold to competitors of the ÖBB, e.g. to the Hugarian-Austrian Raaberbahn AG. I often use this railcar while heading to smaller Austrian places locat…

Seehas Railway in Constance, Germany
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Seehas Railway | Take a ride with a fabulous creature

A traveller with a weakness for trains tells about the Seehas Railway, named after a mythical creature living in Lake Constance.

Interurban from Trenčianska Teplá to Trenčianske Teplice
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Interurban to Trenčianske Teplice

On a sunny spring day I made a trip with this interurban from Trenčianska Teplá to the Slovakian spa Trenčianske Teplice. By the way I was pretty surprised to hear that the announcements on the train loudspeaker were not only made in Slovakian but also in English and even in German!

Chiemsee Railway in Prien, Germany
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Chiemsee Railway in Prien

It is pretty old: The Chiemsee Railway (Chiemseebahn) dates back to 1887. Though this railway doesn’t exactly meet the definition of a tramway, it is considered the oldest still operating steam tramway in the world. The railway links the railway station of Prien am Chiemsee with the shipping pier at the Chiemsee. From there, the…

Diesel-electric articulated railcar GTW 2/3 in Udine, Italy

Diesel-electric railcar GTW 2/6 in Udine, Italy

This diesel-electric articulated railcar GTW 2/6, built by Stadler Rail, is used by the Ferrovie Udine Cividale (FUC) for the line Udine – Cividale del Friuli. The pic was taken at the railway station of Udine. Ferrovie Udine Cividale (FUC) (Website) Stadler Rail (Website)

Diesel rail car FS Class ALn 663 in Udine, Italy
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Diesel rail car ALn 663 in Udine

A diesel rail car of the FS Class ALn 663 seen at the railway station of Udine. These cars were built by Fiat Ferroviaria in the years 1983 – 1993. The depicted rail car is in use for the line Udine – Cividale del Friuli. FS Class ALn 663 (Wikipedia)