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Main task for today was train 'D14642' 14:34 Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf, a 'relief' working, only running on certain Fridays, running from Knoten Wagram to Knoten Rohr via the Güterzugumfahrung St. Pölten, the normally-goods only lines bypassing St. Pölten. With plenty of time in hand, a fairly late start was made on the 10:16 from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf. There are two departure routes from Wien Hbf towards Wien Simmering, from low and high numbered platforms, taking different ramps onto a line that dives under the main lines south of Wien Hbf. I had done the lower platform number departure route on a previous trip to Bratislava, so I selected a local train that departed from platform 12, the 12:51 Wien Hbf to Marchegg via Siebenbrunn-Leopoldsdorf. I took this as far as Wien Simmering, then returned straight back on a modern EMU. Time for a late lunch in the station before getting train D14642 to Salzburg Hbf, which duly covered the desired route. At Salzburg Hbf I changed onto a train to Klagenfurt Hbf; this train had actually followed D14642 all the way from Wien, but not via the goods lines! I took this to Villach to set up for the following day's run into Croatia. Overnight at the Hotel Central outside the station at Villach.