Between the Lines 08 Spring 2009

Villach, Bebra, Porto and Rudesheim

Price:  £15.00

Model:  BTL08
Publisher:  Ticket to Ride



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Between the Lines 08 Spring 2009

Villach- a beautiful city in a stunning alpine location. It's also where two major European rail axes cross: Poland, Vienna to Italy and the Balkans to Salzburg and Germany. Villach is just a few miles from the Slovenian border and SZ Taurus loks are now working international trains into Austria. We also see trains from Italy, Germany and Turkey - there is a weekly Auto Zug that uses Turkish stock. Plus RoLa trainloads of FIAT cars and intermodals.  

Our second article takes in a steam day organised around the busy station on the important junction between the former German states.  

Porto- We undertake a rail journey north from Entrocamento, Pombal and Coimbra B to Portugal's second city Porto on the river Douro. We look at the historic city and trams old and new, and discuss prospects for new lines and new trains while watching existing equipment that has a very French style.

Rudesheim. We travel the Rhine, visiting  towns along the way, to view Europe's most diverse freight corridor. We start near Mainz.

Narrated  RT 75 mins

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