Trip to Germany and Czech Republic - July 2001

The main purpose of this trip was to cover one of the pair of summer-weekend-only trains over the curve avoiding Česká Lípa. Flying via München to Dresden also meant visiting two "new" airports.

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Place Arrive Depart Train Traction details & notes

Friday 27th July 2001

Timperley   05:40 Taxi
Manchester Airport (MAN) 05:52 06:40 LH4623 British Midland Commuter BAe146 G-CLHE operated on behalf of Lufthansa dep 22 late
München Flughafen (MUC) 10:00 11:10 LH980 Lufthansa D-AILA Airbus A319-100
Dresden Flughafen (DRS) 12:25 arr 18 early
Dresden Flughafen 14:02 'S2' DB DMU 642 033 set ran 7 late
Dresden-Neustadt 14:15 15:15 RE17029 DB DL 234 468-7P
via Bischofswerda, Neukirch, Wilthen, Ebersbach, Oberoderwitz
Zittau 17:04 18:00 6219 ČD DR 810 577-7 + 2T
Liberec 18:41
Nádraží 18:58 '2' DPML tram 81 on 1435mm gauge
Saldovo náměstí 19:02
New passenger track today: Dresden Flughafen - Dresden Grenzstraße
Overnight at Hotel Zlatý Lev, Guttenbergova 126/3 (3 minutes walk from Saldovo náměstí tram stop, close to main square)

Saturday 28th July 2001

Saldovo náměstí 08:14 '2' DPML tram 85 on 1435mm gauge
Nádraží 08:20
Liberec 08:55 Sp1950 ČD DR 830 169-9 + 1T
delayed at Rynoltice due to crossing a late running train; via Česká Lípa avoiding line
Doksy 10:27 11:03 Sp1912 ČD DR 843 014-3 + 2T arr 8 late / dep 20 late
Česká Lípa 11:14 12:42 6012 ČD DR 810 347-5 + 2T + 810 197-4 arr 23 late / dep 16 late
Jedlová 13:22 13:54 2665 ČD DR 830 214-3 + 1T arr 17 late / dep 9 late
Česká Kamenice 14:14 14:20 26606 KPL DR M131.1441 arr 8 late / dep 6 late
Kamenicky Šenov 14:35 15:15 26607 KPL DR M131.1441
Česká Kamenice 15:30 16:27 2602 ČD DL 750 311-3 dep 14 late
Děčín hl.n. 17:02 18:10 R646 ČD EL 163 098-7 arr 17 late / dep 7 late
Ústí nad Labem hl.n. 18:35 arr 7 late
New passenger track today: Česká Lípa avoiding line, Česká Kamenice - Kamenicky Šenov
Overnight at Hotel Bohemia, Mírové náměstí 6 (5 minutes walk from Ústí nad Labem hl.n.)

Sunday 29th July 2001

Ústí nad Labem hl.n. 08:24 R690 ČD EL 163 098-7
Ústí nad Labem západ 08:26 08:43 16504 ČD DR 810 334-3
via Úpořiny (wait 10 mins for connection from Lovosice), then at Bílina via the diveunder then crossovers into east side loop platform
Bílina 09:33 10:17 16507 ČD DR 810 334-3 via direct curve
Úpořiny 10:37 10:42 16506 ČD DR 810 335-0 via diveunder and crossovers
Bílina 11:02 11:10 6907 ČD DR 810 202-2
via crossovers at west end of Oldřichov u Duchcova, Telnice, reversal at former Děčín západni n., into main platform area
Děčín hl.n. 12:51 13:31 6634 ČD EL 372 011-7 ran 7 late
Bad Schandau 13:48
Bahnhof 14:00 OVPS ferry "MS Lilienstein"
Bad Schandau Bornsteg 14:09
Stadtpark 14:30 OVPS (Kirnitzschtalbahn) tram 1 + 24 + 23
Lichtenhainer Wasserfall 15:02 15:10 OVPS (Kirnitzschtalbahn) tram 1 + 23 + 24
Stadtpark 15:44
Bad Schandau Bornsteg 16:24 OVPS ferry "MS Lilienstein"
Bahnhof 16:30
Bad Schandau 16:32

'S1'

DB EL 143 327-5P
Dresden-Neustadt 17:37 17:46

'S2'

DB DMU 642 034 set
Dresden Flughafen 18:00
Dresden Flughafen (DRS) 19:15 LH205 Lufthansa D-AILE Airbus A319-100
Frankfurt Flughafen (FRA) T1A 20:10 20:22 Peoplemover
Frankfurt Flughafen (FRA) T1BC 20:23 22:20 LH4544 Lufthansa D-ABIA Boeing 737-500 dep 20 late
Manchester Airport (MAN) 23:14 23:25 Taxi
Timperley 23:40
New passenger track today: Bílina departure route towards Úpořiny, Kirnitzschtalbahn

Tickets used: single journey tickets throughout.

Copyright © 2001, 2011 Paul Steane.

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