Monday, July 24, 2017

Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, Linz

So far the weather has been more or less acceptable, but today will one of most rainy and cold day during my trip. This is something I would not expect this time of the year and at this location, so unfortunately I could not take as many photos as I wished. 
 Today I will travel through southern part of Czechia east to west and then continue to Austria. First I'm taking a train to Ceske Budejovice, along the line nr 240 Brno–Jihlava. The day before my trip I got a message from Cesky Drahy, notifying me that part of my trip will be done by replacement bus. It is something I did not get information about when I was booking the seat reservation, so it was a surprise (if I would know, I would probably take another route).
 The line 240 Brno-Jihlava is non-electrified, so our train is hauled by this diesel locomotive ČD Class 750 from 1974
 The coach is of type AB349, it is combined 1st and 2nd class coach
 1st class compartment
 Leaving Brno
 Škoda 7Ev

 ČD Class 242
 ČD Class 560 EMU
 ČD Class 842 DMU

 Rosice u Brna
 ČD Class 854 DMU
 Feels like autumn

 Náměšť nad Oslavou


 Okříšky station and ČD Class 814
 Due to single track, the train has to wait for other trains at the passing loop. I think we were waiting about 15 min here...

 ČD Class 240 at Jihlava
 At Jihlava the non-electrified railway 240 from Brno is connected with electrified railway 225 Havlíčkův Brod - Veselí nad Lužnicí.

 And it the part Jihlava to Veselí nad Lužnicí that was closed due to railway works, so the passengers were asked to switch to the replacement bus
 Everything was well organised, and there were two buses. The trip were delayed with 20 min due to bus replacement.
 At Veselí nad Lužnicí it was time to change again to another train
 The train had same set of coaches like the previous one.
 Now taking railway nr 220 Prague - České Budějovice which is part of 4th transit railway corridor between Berlin and Linz. The stretch from Prague to Benesov is electrified by a traction system with a voltage of 3kV DC, while the stretch from Benešov is electrified with alternating system of 25kV, 50Hz.
 Hluboká nad Vltavou-Zámostí

 Škoda 15TrM trolleybus
 Arriving to Ceske Budejovice
 Škoda 7Ev, ČD Class 650 2-car EMU "RegioPanter"
 Since my trip was 20 min delayed, I had to hurry to my next train.
 But the next train was not there yet...
 Here it comes. The train is a Os 8107 service České Budějovice – Nové Údolí
 Inside Bdmteeo294 double deck coach from 1974 manufactured by Waggonbau Görlitz

 ČD Class 754 as the railway line 194 České Budějovice - Černý Kříž is non-electrified
 The trip was rather short to my next destination - Cesky Krumlov
 Cesky Krumlov is supposed to be one of most picturesque towns in Czechia, but I was not in a mood to enjoy it due to heavy rain.

 After 2h walking in the rain, I'm back to the station
 Back to Ceske Budejovice with ČD Class 842 DMU
 Zlatá Koruna
 Černý Dub

 Inside ČD Class 842 DMU, only 2nd class here

 Railway station in Ceske Budejovice
The station was built in the Neo-Renaissance style, with a significant influence of Art Nouveau design by Gustav Kulhavý.

The station opened 1908, when the 60th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Emperor Franz Joseph I was celebrated in the city.

 My last train is Ex (ČD) / REX (ÖBB) 1545 "Matthias Schönerer" to Linz in Austria.

 ČD Class 380 (Škoda 109E)
The locomotive is designed for operation in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia and Czech Republic.

 1st class coach is of type Aee140 manufactured by ŽOS Trnava
 Railway line 196 České Budějovice - Summerau

 Horní Dvořiště - last stop in Czechia
The line was electrified during 2000 and 2001 with a line voltage of 25kV 50 Hz. The system connects to the Austrian grid with 15kV 16.7 Hz located at the national border.
 Border between Czechia and Austria
 We are now using railway line 221 Summerauer Bahn. Here is ÖBB 1142 locomotive

 ÖBB Class 4744 (Siemens Desiro ML) is a new EMU from 2015


 ÖBB Class 4024 (Bombardier Talent)
 ÖBB Cityshuttle push pull train

 Bridge over Donau river

 Connecting to mainline 101 Westbahn between Vienna West and Salzburg.
 ICE train from Vienna to Germany
 Czech train Ex is REX in Austria (Regional Express)
 ET 22 rail car for Linzer Lokalbahn ( LILO ) to the left
 Linz Hauptbahnhof rebuilt in 2002-2004
 Bombardier Cityrunner 1st generation tram constructed 2002-2008

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