Friday, May 6, 2022

Kapfenberg-Fachhochschule, Micheldorf-Hirt

Today I'm leaving Hungary and heading to Austria
Taking the train from Keleti station

I'm taking Railjet express to Vienna
Railjet is a high-speed train in Austria that entered the service in 2009, and since 2014 it operates also neighboring countries, including Budapest in Hungary

The railway near the Donau/Danube river
Arriving in Vienna

My next train is also a Railjet
This one has arrived from Prague and it is heading to Graz

At Kapfenberg I'm changing trains

Burg Oberkapfenberg
I'm at the Southern railway, Südbahn in Austria
Class 1144, one of the most common locomotives together with Taurus here in Austria

Arriving at the nearby station of Kapfenberg-Fachhochschule

1144 and 1293

Südbahn is an important freight route to Slovenia and Italy

383 061, EP Cargo

This was a surprise, Orient Express train hauled by two Class 1144

Traveling with style and money
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) is a private luxury train service from London to Venice and other European cities. The VSOE continental leg contains 18 carriages – 12 sleeping cars, three dining cars, a bar car, and two former Ytb class sleepers, which provide accommodation for the staff and storage rooms for luggage and supplies as well. (Wikipedia)

During my short stay here at this station, I could see a large number of freight trains. Don't know if it's normal or if it was a coincidence

At Bruck an der Mur I'm changing trains again
Bruck an der Mur is a junction station between Southern railway and the railway to Leoben where it is connecting with Rudolf railway

My next train is an Intercity train which turned out to be completely full

Older Intercity cars 
At Friesach I'm changing trains again

Arriving at Micheldorf-Hirt
The Rudolf Railway is forming the third north-south Alpine crossing in Austria along with the Southern Railway (Semmering railway) to the east and the Brenner Railway to the west. The railway is connecting Amstetten and the Italian border near Tarvisio, along with a branch from Kastenreith to St. Valentine. Its name is derived from the k.k. priv. Kronprinz Rudolf-Bahn Gesellschaft (Imperial–royal, "privileged"—by the grant of a concession—Crown Prince Rudolf Railway Company, KRB). The main line, was opened from 1868 to 1873 (Wikipedia)

LTE train 
193 697

Arriving at Villach, just as I promised that I will be back here, when I was stuck here in the winter

It's not easy to find supermarkets in Austria, and when you find one, it is closing in 5 min

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