This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Lüneburg, Harburg, Altona, Hamburg
Today I'm spending a day in Hamburg and the nearby area.
Hamburg Hauptbahnhof - the busiest station in Germany
First I'm taking a train to Lüneburg - which is 50km southeast of Hamburg. The line is operated by the largest non-state-owned railway company in Germany - Metronom.
Rolling stock is from Bombardier, push pull composition of double deck coaches and locomotives.
S-Bahn DB Class 474
Intercity train with DB Class 101 locomotive from ADtranz
DB Class 189 Eurosprinter
DB Class 140 from EVB logistik
Two Eurosprinter locomotives, DB Class 152 and DB Class 189, basically the same locomotive, with the difference that the first one (ES 64 F) is equipped with one electric system (15kV 16.7Hz) while the other one (ES 64 F4) is equipped with all four systems used in Europe (15kV 16.7Hz, 25kV 50Hz, 1.5kV DC, and 3kV DC).
Maschen Marshalling Yard, the largest one in Europe. The total track length here is 300km!
Not allowed to drink alcohol. Is it only in 1st class? I have seen passengers drinking...
Train continues to Uelzen
DB Class 243, the east German locomotive from 1984
Seems to be a retro train with old coaches as well
Does not have to wait long here to see the next train. The line between Hamburg and Hannover is one of the important freight routes, and part of the TEN-T corridor Scandinavian-Mediteranean.
ES 64 U2 from MRCE
Very colourful train
Lüneburg is one of the Hanseatic towns
The river Ilmenau
Back to train station
Bombardier Traxx F140 AC1 185 511-3 for Urlaubs-Express
People are travelling to Hamburg Schlagermove
Eurosprinter EG to Denmark
Bombardier Traxx F140 AC3 is the newest generation Traxx 3 (DB Class 187)
Traxx F140 AC2 for Raildox
Traxx F140 AC2 for HSL Logistik
I'm getting off at Hamburg-Harburg station, which is one of Hamburg's 4 main stations
Long distance trains stops here
Traxx F140 MS or DB Class 186
Eurosprinter DB Class 152
Traxx P160 AC1
HKX Hamburg-Köln-Express is one of the open-access operating company. The other one - Locomore, has now been recently acquired by Czech company Leo Express.
The coaches are of type UIC-Z
The station opened in 1897
Traxx F160 AC3 LM (Last Mile) for Railpool
DB Class 140
Vectron MS for TXL Logistic
Here with a charter train to the festival
ICE-T train to Munich
ADtranz F140 AC, DB Class 145
"Love it or leave it"
S-Bahn from Harburg
ICE1 train passing at Wilhelmsburg
Traxx P160 DE, diesel locomotive to Cuxhaven
Siemens Eurosprinter ES 64 F
DB Class 215 for Railsystems RP
My next stop is Altona station, which is a terminus for long distance and regional trains. Here is a Flirt train for Nordbahn to Wrist.
Hamburg main station
Hochbahn at Hafencity Univerciät station. The station opened in 2012
DT4 metro EMU
My next and last destination is Elbphilarmonie
Elbphilharmonie is the new concert hall and new landmark in Hamburg
It is possible to visit the building at the observation deck, the Plaza