Between the Lines 02 Summer 2006

Luxembourg, Antwerp France freight, Alsace and part 2 Nurnberg toy fair

Price:  £15.00

Model:  BTL02
Publisher:  Ticket to Ride



In stock, immediate despatch

Between the Lines 02 Summer 2006

Our major article is: "All Change in Luxembourg" The last three years have seen dramatic changes for the CFL- out are some old favourites - remember the class 360 "Flat Irons" while in are Class 4000 EuroLoks, Vossloh hire machines, new double deck stock from Alstom / Bombardier and more light(ish) rail stock.

Our second story is not unconnected - we examine the changes to Antwerp/France freight flows especially the new order south of Namur through Metz and on to Strasbourg.  Is the Prima Europe's ugliest electric?

In Alsace we ride the Strasbourg super tram, watch trains along side the Canal de Marne- next year the LGV will siphon away some of the crack expresses, and visit Mulhouse as rail hot spot of the month.

We conclude with the second part of our show report from the 2005 Toy Fair in Nürnberg.  Narrated   RT 65mins.

All Ticket to Ride, Perren, TG Trains and Van den Burg products are in PAL format. Region free (0).  

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