Trip to Germany - late May 2001

The main aim of this trip was to cover the threatened route between Bayreuth and Weidenberg, which has only a Mondays to Fridays service.

Operating Company Abbreviations:

Place Arrive Depart Train Traction details & notes

Friday 25th May 2001

Timperley   16:57 SM tram 1022
Piccadilly 17:24 17:32 FNW DMU 142 043
Manchester Airport 18:01
Manchester Airport (MAN) T3 19:00 BA1714 British Airways Boeing 737 G-GFFI
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) T2 21:32 arr 25 early!
Terminal 2/DE 21:44 Peoplemover PTS0001+0008
Terminal 1/BC 21:46
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbahnhof 22:03 'S8' DB EMU 420 301+331 sets
Frankfurt am Main Hbf 22:16
New passenger track today: none.
Overnight at Hotel Tourist (3 minutes walk from Frankfurt am Main Hbf).

Saturday 26th May 2001

Frankfurt am Main Hbf 08:19 EC25 DB EL 101 038-8P
Nürnberg Hbf 10:22 10:50 RB20418 DB EL 111 166-5P
Forchheim (Oberfr) 11:18 11:35 RB20865 DB DL 218 413-3P
Ebermannstadt 11:57 12:02 RB20866 DB DL 218 413-3
Forchheim (Oberfr) 12:23 12:33 RB20748 DB EL 143 165-9
Bamberg 12:54 14:47 RB20992 DB DMU 614 037/038 set
Ebern 15:24 15:39 RB20993 DB DMU 614 037/038 set
Bamberg 16:17 16:41 RE20460 DB EL 111 183-0
Coburg 17:19 17:25 RB70626 DB EMU 628 430 set
Bad Rodach 17:52 17:58 RB70627 DB EMU 628 430 set
Coburg 18:26 18:32 RE20439 DB EL 111 183-0P
delayed by steam special Saalfeld - Nürnberg
Nürnberg Hbf 20:10 arr 10 late
New passenger track today: Forchheim (Oberfr) - Ebermannstadt; Breitengüssbach - Ebern, Lichtenfels - Coburg - Bad Rodach
Overnight at Hotel Marienbad, Eilgutstraße 5, 90443 Nürnberg (3  minutes walk from Nürnberg Hbf).

Sunday 27th May 2001

Nürnberg Hbf 07:40 RE3507 DB DL 218 151-9
Schwandorf 08:48 08:53 RE30003 DB DMU 628 427 set
Cham (Oberfr) 09:28 09:45 RB70583 OPB DR VT36
Kötzting 10:16 10:20 shunt via Lam line - needed to get VT36 to depot at Lam
Kötzting 10:25 10:22 99753 OPB DR VT36 dep 5 late
Lam 10:52 11:10 99756 OPB DR VT39
Kötzting 11:40 11:45 RB70586 OPB DR VT32
Cham (Oberfr) 12:18 13:18 RB70274 OPB DR VT35
Waldmünchen 13:50 15:07 RB70293 OPB DR VT35 photo available
Cham (Oberfr) 15:40 15:50 RB30888 DB DMU 628 413 set
Schwandorf 16:32 17:10 RE3528 DB DL 218 151-9
Nürnberg Hbf 18:21 18:47 RE31245 DB EL 111 166-5P
Roth 19:06 19:11 RB70493 DB DL 218 007-3
Hilpoltstein 19:26 19:31 RB70494 DB DL 218 007-3
Roth 19:46 19:51 RE21120 DB EL 110 224-3
Nürnberg Hbf 20:10
New passenger track today: Cham (Oberfr) - Kötzting - Lam, Cham (Oberfr) - Waldmünchen, Roth - Hilpoltstein
Overnight at Hotel Marienbad

Monday 28th May 2001

Hauptbahnhof 09:10 'U2' VGN U-Bahn
Plärrer 09:12 09:25 'U1' VGN U-Bahn
Hauptbahnhof 09:28
Nürnberg Hbf 09:44 RE3009 DB DL 218 309-3
Bayreuth Hbf 10:52 11:00 RB70393 DB DL 218 304-4
Weidenberg 11:28 12:10 RB70392 DB DL 218 304-4 photo available
Bayreuth Hbf 12:38 13:05 RE3016 DB DL 218 405-9
Nürnberg Hbf 14:13 14:30 ICE724 DB ICE 401 021 set direct, not via diveunder, at Nürnberg
Frankfurt am Main Hbf 16:41 17:26 DB DMU 612 053+041+039 sets dep 11 late
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbahnhof 17:36 arr 17 late
Terminal 1/BC 18:18 Peoplemover PTS0004+0009
Terminal 2/DE 18:20
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) T2 19:40 BA1713 British Airways Boeing 737 G-GFFF
Manchester Airport (MAN) T3 20:32 20:39 taxi
Timperley 20:50
New passenger track today: Schnabelwaid - Bayreuth, Bayreuth - Weidenberg

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

Copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011 Paul Steane.