Trip to Germany and Switzerland - early May 2001

The main aim of this trip was to cover the threatened route between Herborn and Hartenrod, and also the unusual Trossinger Eisenbahn which has only a Mondays to Fridays service.

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Place Arrive Depart Train Traction details & notes

Friday 4th May 2001

Timperley   16:21 SM tram 1021
St Peters Square 16:36
Piccadilly 17:24 FNW DMU 156 424 + 150 136
Manchester Airport 17:56
Manchester Airport (MAN) T3 19:00 BA1714 British Airways Boeing 737 G-GFFE dep 90 late due to major power failure at airport
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) T2 23:07
Terminal 2/DE 23:25 Peoplemover PTS0001+0008
Terminal 1/BC 23:27
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbahnhof 23:33 'S8' DB EMU 420 set
Frankfurt am Main Hbf 23:45
New passenger track today: none.
Overnight at Hotel Ibis Friedensbrücke (5 minutes walk from Frankfurt am Main Hbf).

Saturday 5th May 2001

Frankfurt am Main Hbf 09:13 RE15059 DB EL 111 110-3P via Biblis - Käfertal
Mannheim Hbf 10:25 11:07 SE23031 DB EL 110 462-9 via Heidelberg- Karlsruhe - Ettlingen
Appenweier 12:59 13:04 82818 OSB DR VT526
Bad Griesbach 13:47 13:59 82825 OSB DR VT526
Offenburg 14:47 15:13 IR2217 DB EL 101 133-7
Freiburg (Brsg) Hbf 15:50 16:23 RB18165 SWEG DR VT501 via Bad Krozingen (rev)
Untermunstertal 17:05 17:08 RB72523 SWEG DR VT501
Bad Krozingen 17:30 17:34 RE18114 DB EL 110 463-7
Freiburg (Brsg) Hbf 17:49 18:15 RB83422 SWEG/BSB DR VT006+003
Gottenheim 18:28 18:33 RB72480 SWEG VT508
Riegel Ort 18:54 18:55 RB72330 SWEG VT504
Riegel 18:58 19:10 RB18173 DB EL 110 272-2
Freiburg (Brsg) Hbf 19:35
Hauptbahnhof 19:42 '5' FVAG tram 258
Bertoldsbrunnen 19:45 21:31 '1' FVAG tram 223
Hauptbahnhof 21:34
New passenger track today: Appenweier - Bad Griesbach, Bad Krozingen - Untermunstertal, Gottenheim - Riegel Ort
Overnight at Hotel Inter City, Freiburg (adjacent to station)

Sunday 6th May 2001

Freiburg (Brsg) Hbf 08:08 RB18067 DB EL 110 481-9
Basel Badischer Bf 09:13 09:48 RB18445 DB DL 218 483-6P
Waldshut 10:40 11:05 'S41' SBB EMU 2T+RBe 540 032-0 via Koblenz (rev)
Bülach 11:56 12:30 D2968 SBB EL Re4/4 11155
Schaffhausen 12:51
Bahnhof Schaffhausen 13:00 '1' VS trolleybus 115
Neuhausen Zentrum/Rheinfall 13:07 13:48 '1' VS trolleybus 116
Bahnhof Schaffhausen 13:56
Schaffhausen 14:11 D2261 MThB EMU RABe 526 686-1 + T
Kreuzlingen 14:54 walk to
Kreuzlingen-Bernrain 15:22 SE9848 MThB EMU RBDe 566 632-6 + 3T via old alignment but new connection into Kreuzlingen, not via flyover
(Konstanz 15:36 15:53 ) through service
Konstanz-Petershausen 15:55 16:02 SE18663 MThB EMU ABDe 536 616-2 + T
Konstanz 16:05 16:43 RE18756 DB EL 143 972-8
Singen (Hwnt) 17:08 17:19 SE19618 DB EL 110 293-8
Rottweil 18:08
New passenger track today: Waldshut - Koblenz - Eglisach - Bülach, Eglisach - Schaffhausen - Kreuzlingen, Kreuzlingen-Bernrain - Kreuzlingen - Konstanz - Radolfzell
Overnight at Hotel Sailer, Rottweil (10 minutes walk from station)

Monday 7th May 2001

Rottweil 07:34 RB18775 DB DMU 628 338 set
Trossingen Bf 07:45 07:59 4 TE ER 6
Trossingen Stadt 08:08 08:24 5 TE ER 6
Trossingen Bf 08:32 08:34 RE18702 DB DMU 628 703 set
Rottweil 08:43 08:48 ICE188 DB ICE-T 415 083 set
Stuttgart Hbf 10:00 10:11 IC610 DB EL 101 055-2
Heidelberg Hbf 10:50 11:14 IR2575 DB EL 101 038-8 dep 13 late
(Frankfurt am Main Hbf 12:06 12:22 rev)
Gießen 13:03 13:15 RE11474 DB EL 110 128-6
Herborn (Dillkr) 13:37 13:40 RB95117 DB DL 215 013-4
Hartenrod (Kr Bieden) 14:22 14:42 RB95120 DB DL 215 013-4
Herborn (Dillkr) 15:24 15:28 RB14524 DB EL 110 499-1P
Gießen 16:03 16:18 IR2419 DB EL 112 122-7 top + 112 141-7 tail
Frankfurt am Main Hbf 16:57 17:08 'S8' DB EMU 420 sets
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbahnhof 17:18
Terminal 1/BC 18:24 Peoplemover PTS0002+?
Terminal 2/DE 18:27
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) T2 19:40 BA1713 British Airways Boeing 737 G-GFFF dep 45 late
Manchester Airport (MAN) T3 21:08 21:20 taxi
Timperley 21:32
New passenger track today: Trossingen Bf - Trossingen Stadt, Herborn (Dillkr) - Hartenrod (Kr Bieden)

Tickets used: for local services: Schönes Wochenende tickets for Saturday and Sunday; otherwise, single journey tickets as required.

Copyright © 2001, 2011 Paul Steane.

This page last updated on 23 October 2011 at 07:16.