Trip to Hungary - October 2002

via Austria

The main purpose of this trip was to travel over as much as possible of the Csömödér and Lenti systems of the ÁEV (Hungarian State Forestry Railways), on special trains organised by Gisbert Siede from Germany. These 760mm gauge lines see heavy use for timber traffic and (over some routes) seasonal passenger trains. More details of these railways, including maps, can be found in the English Language book "Forestry Railways in Hungary" by Paul Engelbert, ISBN 1-900340-09-7.

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Place Arrive Depart Train Traction details & notes

Wednesday 9th October 2002

Timperley   05:03 - taxi
Manchester Airport (MAN) 05:14 06:25 OS7070 Rheintalflug Embraer RJ145 OE-LSM (operated by Tyrolean Airways on behalf of Austrian Airlines)
Vienna Airport (VIE) 09:50      
Flughafen Wien-Schwechat   11:04 'S7' ÖBB EMU 4020 053 set
via east side of Zvbf yard to Simmering Ostbahn station
Wien Südbf (Ost) 11:31 11:42 ER7685 ÖBB EL 1116 003-3
Győr 13:20 13:53 9214 MÁV DL M41 2205
Celldömölk 15:32 15:42 39213 MÁV DL M41 2204
Boba 15:55 15:56 - shunt onto rear of train 904
Zalaegerszeg 17:16 17:21 39023 MÁV DR Bzmot 296 + 2T
Lenti 18:48      
New passenger track today: Celldömölk passenger line at north side of yard
Overnight at Hotel Zéta, Kossuth U. 111/B, Lenti (5 minutes walk from station) (3 nights)

Thursday 10th October 2002

Lenti km0.0   08:50 special ÁEV DL C50-409 + 1C, running round as required
- to loco shed doors (rev) - triangle west km6.8 to north km7.0 (10:08) - Sárdipuszta km14.5 (11:20/11:53, cross freight train) - Szilvágy km21.7 (12:55/13:30) - junction km24.3=0.0 (13:46) - km0.7 (end of line, rev) (13:56/14:06) - junction km0.0=24.3 (shunt short distance up branch) - Sárdipuszta km14.5 (15:31) - triangle north km7.0=0.0 (16:38) - triangle east km0.2=0.2 (16:39, rev) - triangle west km0.0 (16:40/16:42, rev) - triangle east km0.2 - shunt into siding km2.7 (16:58) - cross MÁV line km6.6 (17:27) - Csömödér km6.8=0.5 (17:30) -
Páka km2.1 17:38 17:51 special bus CCL-725
Hotel Zéta 18:11      
New passenger track today: Lenti - Csömödér - Páka ÁEV
Overnight at Hotel Zéta

Friday 11th October 2002

Lenti   08:09 39012 MÁV DR Bzmot 274 + 2T
Csömödér-Páka 08:23      
Csömödér km0.3   08:54 special ÁEV DL C50-409 + 1C, running round as required
 - Páka - Dömefölde km4.0 (09:10) - Kányavár km6.4 (09:20) - Törösnek km 8.0 (09:29) - Kámaháza km10.1 (09:45) - Bánokszentgyörgyi elágazás km11.9 (09:53/10:00) -Várfölde km15.2 (10:17) - Bánokszentgyörgy km16.8 (10:28/10:34) - Haraszti elágazás km20.4=0.0 (10:57/11:02) - Bucsuta kitérö km3.0 (11:16) - Bánkürtös km7.5 (11:45) - Bánkürtös vége km8.9 (end of line, rev) (11:55/12:05) - Bánkürtös km7.5 (12:19) - Bucsuta kitérö km3.0 (12:48) - Haraszti elágazás km0.0=20.4 (rev) (13:10/13:15) - Oltárc km22.8 (13:30) - junction km25.3 (13:48) - Marki erdö km26.9 (14:02) - end of line km27.6 (rev) (14:10/14:20) (photo available) - Marki erdö km26.9 (14:34) - Oltárc km22.8 (15:00/15:10) - Haraszti elágazás km20.4 (15:25) - Bánokszentgyörgy km16.8 (15:43) - Várfölde km15.2=0.0 (rev) (15:50/15:55) - Kövecsesi kitérö km3.3 (16:14) - Pusztamagyaród  km6.8 (16:35) - loco only to end of line km7.1 (rev) (17:08) - Pusztamagyaród - Várfölde km0.0=15.2 (17:52) - Bánokszentgyörgyi elágazás km11.9 (18:08) -
Csömödér km0.3 19:00 19:55 - car
Hotel Zéta 20:15      
New passenger track today: Csömödér ÁEV station, Páka - Bánokszentgyörgyi elágazás ÁEV
Overnight at Hotel Zéta

Saturday 12th October 2002

Lenti   08:09 39012 MÁV DR Bzmot 350 + 2T
Csömödér-Páka 08:23      
Csömödér km0.3   08:50 special ÁEV DL C50-409 + 1C, running round as required
- Páka - (09:07) - Kányavár km6.4 (09:27) - Törösnek km 8.0=0.0 (09:36) - Pördefölde km1.8=0.0 (09:50) - Hosszúrét km2.4 (10:08) - end of line km3.9 (rev) (10:22/10:29) - Hosszúrét km2.4 (10:52) - Pördefölde km0.0=1.8 (rev) (11:05/11:10) - lakeside siding km5.5 (11:42) - Budnyai erdésziak km6.0 (11:45) - Szentpéterfölde junction km7.7 (12:01) - junction km8.0 (12:05) - Feketebereki km9.6 (12:20) - loco only to end of line km10.0 (rev) (12:51) - junction km7.7=0.0 (rev) (13:05) - loco only on branch to end of line km0.8 (rev) (13:12) -  junction km0.0=7.7 (13:31) - Pördefölde km1.8 (14:17) - Törösnek km 0.0=8.0 (rev) (14:33/14:38) - Kámaháza km10.1 (14:46) - Bánokszentgyörgyi elágazás km11.9=0.0 (14:53) - Bázakerettye alsó km2.8 (15:06) - Bázakerettye felsö km4.0 (15:10) - Kistolmács km6.0 (rev) (15:30 - 15:58) - Bázakerettye alsó km2.8 (16:12/16:18) - Bánokszentgyörgyi elágazás km0.0=11.9 (16:26) -
Csömödér km0.3 17:05      
Csömödér-Páka   17:56 IP39006 MÁV DR Bzmot 408 (InterPici)
Zalaegerszeg 18:38      
New passenger track today: Bánokszentgyörgyi elágazás - Kistolmács ÁEV
Overnight at Hotel Aranybárány, Széchenyi tér 1, Zalaegerszeg (15 minutes walk from station, or local bus)

Sunday 13th October 2002

Széchenyi tér   09:02 '11' Zala Volán bus HEV-488
Vasútállomás 09:06      
Zalaegerszeg   09:53 39242 MÁV DR Bzmot 350 + 1T
Ukk 11:15 11:29 9525 MÁV DR Bzmot 350 + 1T
Tapolca 12:13 12:30 975 MÁV DL M41 2114
Székesfehérvár 14:31 15:11 34916 MÁV DR Bzmot 339 + 1T
Komárom 17:03 17:23 946 MÁV EL V43 1274 dep 6 late
Győr 17:48     arr 5 late
New passenger track today: Tapolca - Szabadbattyan, Moha - Kisbér - Komárom
Overnight at Hotel Rába, Arpad ut. 34, Győr (5 minutes walk from station)

Monday 14th October 2002

Győr   08:30 9362 MÁV EL V43 1312 dep 7 late
Hegyeshalom 09:14 10:18 39812 MÁV DR Bzmot 287 + 2T
Szombathely 12:40     arr 10 late due to pathing problems at Porpác
    14:30 39713 MÁV DMU MDmot 3005 + 3C + Btx 010
Sopron 15:49 16:42 2824 ÖBB EL 1014 017-6
* Ebenfurth (reverse)
Wien Südbf (Süd) 17:57      
Wien Südbf (Ost)   18:15 'S7' ÖBB EMU 4030 240 + 243 sets
Flughafen Wien-Schwechat 18:37      
Vienna Airport (VIE)   20:05 OS7069 Rheintalflug Embraer RJ145 OE-LSR (operated by Tyrolean Airways on behalf of Austrian Airlines)
Manchester Airport (MAN) 21:35     arr 40 late due to strong head winds
    22:22   taxi
Timperley 22:35      
New passenger track today: Hegyeshalom - Csorna - Porpác, Szombathely - Bük

Tickets used: Single journey tickets as required.

Copyright © 2002, 2007 Paul Steane.

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