Friday, August 5, 2022

Dorfgastein, Kumpfmühl, Wernstein, Vilshofen(Niederbay), Radldorf(Niederbay)

Day 27: From Villach to Regensburg
Soon, my Interrail summer holiday 2023 is over, I've been traveling for almost a month (basically every day), and this year I took advantage of the 50th anniversary of the Interrail and the 50% sale on 3 months pass. I have been using the pass as well for some weekends in May and June and there will also be a weekend in August.
Today I will be traveling straight north until Regensburg, Germany

Villach Hauptbahnhof
Taking the railway north from Villach to Salzburg

Arriving at Dorfgastein
The Tauern Railway (German: Tauernbahn) is an Austrian railway line between Schwarzach-Sankt Veit in the state of Salzburg and Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia. It is part of one of the most important north-south trunk routes (Magistrale) in Europe and also carries tourist traffic for the Gastein Valley. The standard gauge railway line is 79 km long and climbs the High Tauern range of the Central Eastern Alps with a maximum incline of 2.5%, crossing the Alpine crest through the 8,371 m long Tauern Tunnel. It is one of the highest standard gauge railways in Europe and the third highest in Austria. (Wikipedia)
I have been taking many railways in the Alps but never this one

A freight train is coming

1293 188 and 1016 010

Austrian private company LTE is operating this route among others. LTE is now active in 14 European countries
193 694 with an impressive country package: D, A, I, H, CZ, PL, SK, HR, SLO, BG, RO

193 644

Meanwhile, I can spot somebody in the air

IC 898 from Salzburg to Klagenfurt

1293 020, 1293 185, 1116 193

193 217 and 193 745, ecco-rail

Freight trains from Germany to the port of Trieste is taking this road instead of Brenner 

1116 052

More ecco-rail, which is also an Austrian company
193 211
193 650

Two hours passed quickly, and now time to continue. The line here is operated only by long distance Intercity trains, including this one operated by German railways
This is EC 114  Wörthersee, from Klagenfurt to Dortmund
From Salzburg I'm taking a westBahn train to Wels
westBahn is operating Intercity trains in Austria
There is no restaurant but on board there is a vending machine


Western railway from Vienna to Salzburg

Now taking the railway called Passau railway, visiting Kumpfmühl station

2016 069

193 221, FRACHTbahn Traktion GmbH

A regional train with push-pull composition

193 270, LTE

1116 100

185 593, RTB Cargo

185 040

1142 632
1116 019

1293 194

ICE-T to Vienna

1293 177

1142 683
Class 1142 is from the 60's, some of them can be also found in Sweden used by Hector Rail

193 926, RTB Cargo

185 356

185 234
185 393

A lot of trains here on this line but I have to move on

Nice with trains where you can open the window

Inn river

Wernstein, still in Austria

1116 158

193 754, WLC - Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo GmbH

193 485, RTB Cargo - Rurtalbahn Cargo GmbH

471 500, GySEV - Győr-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasút Zrt.

Arriving at Passau, the Austrian wagon has many countries to serve

From Passau I will continue with a German regional train

482 047, IRSI - International Rolling Stock Investment AG
This is a former SBB Cargo locomotive

A lot of heavy clouds today, typical for the summer

A lonely Vectron

193 871, boxXpress


TX Logistik

Changing trains again at Plattling
Here, something has clearly happened on the tracks ahead
There are two freight trains one after another, which is a bit unusual

After receiving green light, the first train can move on 
193 761, SETG - Salzburger Eisenbahn TransportLogistik GmbH

Seems to be french wagons

Will be colder tomorrow, finally...

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