In this issue of Between the Lines we:
1) Spend an evening train watching at the town of Silla 10km south of Spain’s third largest city Valencia. The town has a container terminal – an overflow facility for the terminals at the port (the largest in Spain – larger than Felixstowe in the UK). The station is on the mainline to Alicante which is a mixed traffic railway. We see TALGOs and AVEs, loco hauled trains and busy little EMUs bustling their way to Valencia. 10 mins.
2) Travel across the Mediterranean to Nice to look at the new tramway that manages the city centre section without a pantograph. 10 mins
3) Train watch at Aachen, the border city with Belgium. This is the stomping ground of the blue liveried SNCB TRAXX MS machines that ply the Montzen Line from Cologne to the ports at Zeebrugge and Antwerp and the steel mills at Liège. 40 mins.
4) Take in a special Eurotrack model railway event at Millbrook Southampton. Two shows for the price of one! Eurotrack modular – where invited European clubs link together compatible ‘section’ layouts to make one large tail-chaser. Eurotrack classic – European model railways: (60 mins)
Bains sur Mer- 1:32 scale narrow gauge railway in the 1950s set in Picardy.
Hochstadt - DB in the 1960s in O gauge
Köln USW an industrial DB / HGK line Epoch 5 in H0
Rhineside - a TT (1:120) scale representation of the Rhine right bank railway south of Koblenz.
Swedish Strömstad Modern image H0
Tachov Urnichaz Czech secondary line epoch 4 & 5 H0.
Filmed in HD, narrated. Double DVD RT 2hrs.