Sun 27 Oct 2013

Sun 27 Oct 2013

The final day of the trip dawned clear, much to my surprise as it wasn’t forecast. It wasn’t long before the cloud rolled in and by the time I reached Tüßling for my first shot, it was completely overcast. The sun did break through on occasions, particularly in the early afternoon, but it was cloudy most of the day and only a couple of shots were taken in good light.

It wasn’t such a good day for the trains either. Timekeeping was very poor, not only for the ECs but also for the local services they delayed. After seeing north and southbound ECs near Tüßling, I went on to Garching, arriving just after 10:00, at the same time as a southbound local. It should have crossed the northbound local and left after a couple of minutes but was held for the late running northbound and the following northbound EC, finally departing almost 50 minutes late.

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There wasn’t as much 232 activity today. 232.209 made a round trip from München to Freilassing and back on EC111 and EC114. Northbound EC390 was also 232 hauled. I didn’t see the number but it was reported on the KBS960 forum as 232.240. Unfortunately it didn’t come back from München, being replaced by 218.403+218.440 on EC113 and EC216. The other two pairs of 218s on the diversions were 218.402+218.426 and 218.404+218.418.


Not the 232 I expected but 218.403 and 218.440 were still a very welcome sight as they approached Kirchweidach during a rare sunny break. The train was EC113, the 07:44 from Frankfurt to Klagenfurt, running over 30 minutes late and with train engine, ÖBB 1116.050, still attached.

When I arrived at Garching in the morning I was pleasantly surprised to see a southbound EKOL intermodal in the loop. It must have been there for some time as it hadn’t passed me at Tüßling and the line had been occupied by the DMU for most of the time I was travelling between locations. The surprise grew even more pleasant as the 212 and then the 217 came into view but then the cruelest disappointment, there was a 266 ahead of them. If ever there was a case of a monstrous carbuncle on the face of an old friend, this was it. It appears that the 217 and 212 had worked as far as Garching on their own but due to some unspecified defect the 266 had been summoned from Mühldorf to take over. The train finally left just after 11:00, after waiting for northbound and southbound locals and a northbound EC. The 266 was doing all the work with the other two locos shut down and unmanned. The 266 returned on its own in the afternoon with the northbound EKOL. No other freights were seen.

After seeing EC216 pass in rapidly failing light, it was time to drive back to München Flughafen for the flight back to Gatwick.

S of Tüßling

Loco Train
No.
Train Details Notes
232.240
dit
101.020
EC390 07:51 Salzburg Hbf - Frankfurt (M) Hbf 09:01
232.209
dit
1116.040 [ÖBB]
EC111 08:00 München Hbf - Klagenfurt Hbf 09:37

Garching

Loco Train
No.
Train Details Notes
218.402
218.426
dit
101.024
EC218 05:44 Graz Hbf - Frankfurt (M) Hbf 10:45
266.447
dit
217.002 [BTEX]
212.249 [LM]
  SB Intermodal 11:07
218.404
218.418
dit
101.119
EC217 05:08 Saarbrücken Hbf - Graz Hbf 11:42

N of Kirchweidach

Loco Train
No.
Train Details Notes
232.209
dit
101.013
EC114 08:42 Klagenfurt Hbf - Dortmund Hbf 13:01
218.403
218.440
dit
1116.050 [ÖBB]
EC113 07:44 Frankfurt (M) Hbf - Klagenfurt Hbf 14:08

S of Fridolfing

Loco Train
No.
Train Details Notes
266.447   NB Intermodal 15:02
218.426
218.402
dit
101.053
EC115 05:39 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Klagenfurt Hbf 16:00
218.440
218.403
dit
101.098
EC216 11:37 Graz Hbf - Saarbrücken Hbf 16:30