European railways

Something different – German steam

You will not find much steam on this blog but I took a few days out to see the latest German Dampfspetakal held around Neustadt in late May and early June.

It featured a host of steam-hauled trains to various stations including Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Heidelberg and Kaiserslautern. And all or the price of an ordinary ticket!

This video shows an eastbound departure from Neustadt with 01 118 on June 1 2014. This express passenger locomotive was built in 1934 and is usually based in Frankfurt.

By Philip Haigh

Freelance railway writer, former deputy editor at RAIL magazine - news, views and analysis of today's railway.

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