This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Friday, March 11, 2022
Litoměřice, Libochovany, Dobkovice
Today I'm exploring the railways on the right side of the Elbe/Labe railway until Usti nad Labem and the left side railway between Usti nad Labem and Decin.
Some shorts stops along the left side railway, here is Citov station
This railway has many fast passenger trains to/from Prague
ČD Class 471 CityElefant
Litoměřice on the right side of the Elbe/Labe
383 417, Metrans
Class 363 is a multi-system locomotive made for 3kV and 25kV overhead lines
Brown coal train
Next stop - Libochovany
Oil train and the multi system (3kV and 25kV) Class 363
There are two main electrification systems in the Czech Republic, 3 kV DC in the northern part, and 25 kV 50 Hz AC in the south (in addition, one historical 24 km long line uses 1.5 kV DC; and since 2009 one short local line to Austria uses 15 kV 16.7 Hz AC). Locomotives had to be changed on boundaries in the past, two-system locomotives have been introduced in 1974. (Wikipedia)
Highway E55 from Helsingborg, Sweden to Kalamata, Greece is passing by here
Class 162 from RegioJet.
In May 2010, RegioJet purchased 9 Škoda 99E type locomotives from 1991 from the Italian railway company Ferrovie Nord Milano. In addition to modifications for operation on the SŽDC network, the maximum speed of the locomotives was increased to 140 km/h and the locomotives were renumbered as series 162.
From December 2021, RegioJet won the tender to operate the line R23 Kolín - Ústí nad Labem. Tomorrow I will be taking this train.
Regional train that do stop here in Libochovany
193 724, CD Cargo
On the other side of the Labem river there is also a frequent train activity
Not only CD Cargo, here is 189 058 from DB Cargo
Schreckenstein Castle or, less commonly, Strekov Castle (Czech: Hrad Střekov, German: Burg Schreckenstein), is a well preserved ruined castle perched atop a cliff above the River Elbe near the town of Ústí nad Labem (formerly Aussig a. d. Elbe) in the Central Bohemian Highlands in Czechia. It was built in the 14th century to protect the waterway and collect duties on transported goods, the castle is renowned for its impressive views. It has enchanted a variety of visiting artists, most notably Goethe, Richard Wagner, and Karel Hynek Mácha. (Wikipedia)
On the other side of the Labem river, there are more passenger trains
Class 122, Škoda 57E
On the way to Hamburg harbour
186 299, HSL Logistik
753 715, Unipetrol
Former DB Class 628, now Class 845 in Czhechia, operated here by ARRIVA vlaky s.r.o.
Back at Libochovany, now on the other side of the tracks due to changed side of the sunlight
Class 372, the locomotive that are supported for operations in both Czhechia and Germany