Trip to Hungary and Slovakia - April & May 2002

via Austria, and briefly including Ukraine and Romania

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Place Arrive Depart Train Traction details & notes

Friday 26th April 2002

Timperley   04:53 Taxi
Manchester Airport (MAN) 05:03 06:25 LX387 Swiss Embraer RJ145 HB-JAW
Zürich Airport (ZRH) 09:30 11:50 LX1578 Swiss Airbus A319 HB-IPU
Vienna Airport (VIE) 13:10 14:04 'S7' ÖBB EMU 4020 017 set
via east side of Zvbf yard to Simmering Ostbahn station
Wien Südbf 14:31 14:32 '18' trams 4713 + 1254
Wien Westbf 14:49 16:03 EC25 ÖBB EL 1014 005-1
via Maxing - Oberlaa - Hegyeshalom - Almásfüzitő avoiding line
Budapest Déli pu 18:43     arr 7 late
Déli pályaudvar   18:58 'red' metro
Blaho Lujha tér 19:09      
New passenger track today: Klein Schwechat - Simmering Ostbahn via Zvbf east side, Almásfüzitő avoiding line
Overnight at Hotel Metropol, Rákoczi ut, Budapest

Saturday 27th April 2002

Budapest Keleti pu 09:40 special MÁV DR Bzmot 300
via Kőbánya Felső north side (rev) - Kőbánya-Teher - Rákosrendező - Dunakeszi (10:08) - into Bombardier carriage works [Dunakeszi Járműjavító], including on a traverser (rev) - Dunakeszi (11:03) - Rákospalota-Újpest - Rákosszentmihály - Kőbánya Felső - Budapest-Józsefváros (south side sidings) (rev) - into locomotive works [Északi Járműjavító] (rev 11:50/12:14) - Budapest-Józsefváros (south side sidings) (rev) - long curve - Budapest-Ferencváros - Budapest-Soroksári út (rev 12:36/12:40) - Budapest-Ferencváros - Kőbánya Felső - diveunder route - Rákos (13:02) - Rákoskeresztúr private sidings on north side of main line (timber sidings, chemical works, airfield; 7 reversals) - Rákos (14:13) - Kőbánya Felső - Kőbánya-Teher
Budapest Nyugati pu 14:29 14:40 IC16626 MÁV EL V63 027
via Nagykáta - Szolnok
Debrecen 17:35 17:50 ('1') tram-replacement bus HDZ-104 due to engineering works
Dósa Nádor tér 17:56      
Kossuth tér   18:30 '1' tram 504 via north town loop
outside hotel 18:52
New passenger track today: Rákos - Nagykáta - Szolnok - Debrecen
Overnight at Civis Hotel Kalvin, Kalvin tér 4, Debrecen

Sunday 28th April 2002

Debrecen Plaza   06:39 '31' bus
Nagyallamos 06:46      
Debrecen   07:25   MÁV DMU Btx + 3C + MDmot3029 + Btx + 4C + MDmot3025
* Sáránd 07:44 07:54   MÁV DMU Btx + 4C + MDmot3025
Létavertés 08:22 08:53   MÁV DMU MDmot3025 + 4C + Btx
Debrecen 09:40 09:55 special MÁV DR Bzmot 358
via Tócóvölgy (10:01) - junction (rev) - BIOGAL works (rev 10:40/10:45) - junction (rev) - Tócóvölgy (11:09) - Debrecen (11:17) - shunt via north end into south side of yard - DEKO-Food siding (11:49/11:50) - shunt - Debrecen (12:22 [54 late]) - Apafa - Téglás - shunt to works [Hajdúsági Iparművek] - Apafa (rev 14:17/14:19 [106 late]) - Nyíradony (delayed waiting to cross service train) - Nyírgelse - (delayed waiting to cross service train) Nyírbátor (15:44) - shunt to Kelet-Magyarországi Agrárcentrum
* Nyírbátor 16:59 17:10   MÁV DL M62 240 (pathing move) + DR Bzmot 358
* Mátészalka 17:36 17:50   MÁV DR Bzmot 358 [arr 123 late]
via Ágerdőmajor line (rev) - "Intertram" storage depot sidings (rev 18:01/18:03) - Ágerdőmajor line (rev) -Mátészalka (18:19/18:35) - ESZAT sidings (rev 18:43/18:46) - Mátészalka (19:00/19:10) - Szabolcs (rev) -Szabolcs-Gabona sidings (rev 19:20/19:22) - Fertiliser siding (rev 19:27/19:29) - Mátészalka (rev 19:40/19:43 [173 late]) - Vásárosnamény (rev 20:09/20:14) - Wink-A. sidings (rev 20:26/20:28) - Vásárosnamény (rev 20:40/20:50 [130 late]
Nyíregháza 20:09     arr approx 22:00
New passenger track today: Debrecen - Sáránd - Létavertés, Debrecen - Tócóvölgy, Debrecen - Apafa - Nyíradony - Nyírbátor - Máészalka, Mátészalka - Vásárosnamény, Vásárosnamény - Nyíregháza
Overnight at Hotel Central, Nyíregháza

Monday 29th April 2002

Hotel Central   06:50 special bus ANT-611
Eperjeske Rendező pu 07:54 08:16 special UZ DL 4M33-1867 + 1C (Lvov General Manager's saloon) (broad gauge)
via freight-only border crossing into Ukraine - Solovka (08:30 CET/10:30 EET) - Batyevo (10:51) - Berehovo (11:44) - Borzhava (11:59/shunt into loop to cross service train/12:18) (photo available) - Vilok (12:33/12:40) (photo available) - Vinogradov (13:07) (photo available) - Djakovo (14:00/14:06) - freight-only border crossing into Romania (14:14/14:59)
Halmeu 15:11 15:23   CFR DL 80 0245-5 dep 20 late waiting for our border formalities
Satu Mare 16:13 17:02   CFR DL 62 1130-4 (photo available)
Carei 17:34 18:26 special CFR DL 81 0395-4
via shunt into disused sidings
Carei 19:07 19:40   MÁV DR Bzmot 351 from EET to CET (photo available)
via special arrangement - normally only available to local residents - Ágerdőmajor 18:57/19:17)
Mátészalka 19:57 20:05 special bus HFF-917
near hotel 20:58      
New passenger track today: Batyevo - Berehovo - Vinogradov, Halmeu - Satu Mare - Carei, Carei - Ágerdőmajor - Mátészalka
Overnight at Hotel Central, Nyíregháza

Tuesday 30th April 2002

Hotel Central 06:45 taxi
Nyíregháza 06:51 07:15 special MÁV DR Bzmot 386
via Fényeslikte - yard departure lines - Fényeslikte Déli Rendező (08:05/08:12) - Komoró - shunt to timber transfer sidings (2 sets) - shunt to Komoró oil transfer sidings - Eperjeske-Átrakó pu - shunt to standard gauge limit - shunt to coal/ore unloading area (photo available) - shunt to Tékisz Rt logistics centre (bus tour and reception 10:30/11:16) - shunt to Taurus Carbonpack Kft transfer sidings - Komoró north end (11:52) - Tuzsér - curve to Eperjeske Rendező - south side - east end (rev 12:24/28) - curve to Mándok (rev in station 12:38/12:45) - Záhony (reception by Záhony port directorate 13:05/13:40) - shunt onto former through route towards Tiszaszentmárton - Záhony - near bogie change shed for demonstration - Tiszabezdéd end of sidings (rev 14:39/14:43) - Záhony (rev 15:00/15:07 [10 early]) - Kisvárda - curve avoiding Nyíregháza - Nyírtelek - shunt to military stores depot (rev 16:32/16:39) - Nyírtelek (rev 16:51/16:53) - Görögszállás - Tiszalök (17:32/shunt onto service train)
Tiszalök   18:17 39125 MÁV DR Bzmot 385 + 2T + 386 dep 4 late
Nyíregháza 19:08     arr 9 late
New passenger track today: Nyíregháza - Záhony, Mándok - Záhony, Nyíregháza - Görögszállás - Tiszalök
Overnight at Hotel Central, Nyíregháza

Wednesday 1st May 2002

Nyíregháza   08:09   MÁV EL V63 031
Felsőzsolca 09:45 10:06 special MÁV DR Bzmot 318
via shunts into sidings at north-east end of station (Srong Mibet, MTM [P.Way depot], ÉPTEK [steel wire]) - Felsőzsolca (11:05) - Miskolc Tiszai pu - Nyékládháza - Lasselsberger siding (rev 11:37/11:42) - Nyékládháza (11:52/12:03) - Miskolc Rendező (rev) - Diósgyőr-Vasgyár (rev 12:35/12:40) - into headshunt alongside tunnel (rev) - trip around steelworks assisted by DL A25 043 (13:07 to 14:20) - Miskolc Rendező - Sajóecseg (rev) - Sajóbábony - shunt to four different sets of sidings in ÉMV chemical works (15:20 to 16:27) - Sajóecseg (17:05) - Kazincbarcika (rev 17:18/17:27) - Rudabánya mine end of line (rev 18:03/18:05) - junction (rev) - Rudabánya station end of line (rev 18:19/18:22) - Kazincbarcika (rev 18:51/19:11)
Miskolc Tiszai pu 19:30      
Tiszai pu   19:50 '1' tram 205
Várasház tér 20:01      
New passenger track today:
Overnight at Hotel Pannonia, Miskolc

Thursday 2nd May 2002

Várasház tér   06:57 '1' tram 212
Tiszai pu 07:06      
Miskolc Tiszai pu   07:25 5420 MÁV DL M41 2175
Bánréve 08:30 09:05 6352 ŽSR DR 810 604-9
by special arrangement - normally only available to Hungarian and Slovak citizens
Lenartovce 09:09 09:15   shunt via east end of station
Lenartovce 09:21 09:23 6265 ŽSR DR 810 604-9 + 810 556-1
Tornaľa 09:39 09:45 (6265) bus RS-188AD (engineering works)
Plešivec 10:15 10:44 802 ŽSR DL 754 011-5
Zvolen osob.st. 13:00 15:08 6008 ŽSR DR 851 019-9 + 1C
Hontianske Nemce 16:07 16:08 6011 ŽSR DR 851 008-3 + 1C
Zvolen osob.st. 17:12 18:07 1821 ŽSR DL 754 033-9
Košice 21:35      
New passenger track today: Kazincbarcika - Putnok - Bánréve, Bánréve - Lenartovce, Krupina - Hontianske Nemce [recovery from bus substitution on Monday 17th April 2000]
Overnight at Hotel Slovan, Košice (10 minutes walk from station) (three nights)

Friday 3rd May 2002

Košice   08:14 425 ŽSR EL 163 107-6
Bánovce nad Ondavou 09:11 10:33 9307 ŽSR EL 163 107-6
Veľky Kapušany 11:09 11:09   locally advertised
Maťovce 11:13 12:05   locally advertised
Veľky Kapušany 12:08 12:10 9306 ŽSR EL 163 107-6
Bánovce nad Ondavou 12:45 13:40 8973 ŽSR DL 754 032-1
Łupkow 16:22 17:56 8986 ŽSR DL 754 032-1
* Medzilaborce 18:18 18:28   ŽSR DL 754 032-1 + 3C + DR 810 380-6 + 2T
Humenné 19:30 19:33 8914 ŽSR DR 810 135-4
Bánovce nad Ondavou 20:15 20:19 9312 ŽSR EL 163 054-0
Michaľany 21:01 21:04 8778 ŽSR EMU 460 053/054 set
Košice 21:55      
New passenger track today: Veľky Kapušany - Maťovce, Bánovce nad Ondavou - Strážske, Humenné - Medzilaborce - Łupkow
Overnight at Hotel Slovan, Košice

Saturday 4th May 2002

Košice   07:35 8707 ŽSR EMU 460 031/032 set
Čierna nad Tisou 09:25 10:10 8806 ŽSR EMU 460 031/032 + 043/044 sets
Košice 11:55 12:25 388 ŽSR EL 163 244-7
* Plaveč 13:50 14:15   PKP EP07-412
Muszyna 14:37      
Muszyna Renek   15:19   bus NAA-3562 - thought there was a train back from Krynica to Muszyna  - but there wasn't!
Krynica centre 15:39 16:15   taxi
Muszyna 16:25 17:20 383 PKP EU07-173
* Plaveč 17:41 18:15   ŽSR EL 163 110-0
Košice 20:15      
New passenger track today: Michaľany - Čierna nad Tisou, Čirč - Muszyna
Overnight at Hotel Slovan, Košice

Sunday 5th May 2002

Košice 09:45 8708 ŽSR EMU 460 049/050 set
Prešov 10:26
Žel. stanica   10:42 '1' DpmP trolleybus 119
Šebastová 11:01 11:30 '1' DpmP trolleybus 80
Trojica 11:41     photo available
Na Hlavnej   12:04 '4' DpmP trolleybus 113
Pod Šalgovíkum 12:23 12:25 '4' DpmP trolleybus 113
Na Hlavnej 12:41 13:23 '4' DpmP trolleybus 102
Žel. stanica 13:30      
Prešov 15:18 1504 ŽSR EL 362 008-5
via Kysak avoiding line
Žilina 18:34
Žel. stanica 19:30 '4' DpmŽ trolleybus 235
Fatranská 19:46 19:53 '5' DpmŽ trolleybus 217
Jaseňová 20:16 20:24 '3' DpmŽ trolleybus 232
Žel. stanica 20:40
New passenger track today: Kysak avoiding line
Overnight at Hotel Astoria, Žilina (five minutes walk from station)

Monday 6th May 2002

Žilina   07:40 614 ŽSR EL 362 015-0
Bratislava hl.st. 10:23     arr 7 late
Hlavná stanica   10:48 '210' DphmB trolleybus 6287
Autobusová stanica 10:58 11:00   Eurolines bus
Wien Flughafen 12:10      
Vienna Airport (VIE)   14:35 LX1553 Swiss Saab 2000 HB-IZL
Basel/Mulhouse Airport (BSL) 16:08 17:15 LX378 Swiss Embraer RJ145 HB-JAB
Manchester Airport (MAN) 18:01 18:25   Taxi
Timperley 18:35      
New passenger track today: none

Tickets used: single or return journey tickets throughout.

Copyright Š 2002, 2007 Paul Steane.

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