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How it all began

 

1950

 

Hornby-Dublo, BR(WR) and railtours

France

 

18.08.91

 

Narrow gauge, TGVs and toothache

Germany

 

16.08.92

 

Narrow gauge steam

Belgium, Luxembourg

 

29.04.93

 

Threatened lines and a BLS railtour

Germany, Poland

 

15.09.93

 

Narrow gauge steam, and standard gauge in Poland

Belgium, France

 

01.09.94

 

Serious trackbashing, and a bit of steam

Netherlands

 

26.05.95

 

Dockland tours, steam and trams

Belgium, France

 

04.08.95

 

Cross border lines, trams, canals, and a railtour

France, Belgium, Netherlands

 

12.10.95

 

Eurostar, triangle bashing and a railtour

Belgium

 

10.11.95

 

A (short) walk in the Ardennes and a Saturday that wasn't

Germany (via Belgium)

 

31.01.98

 

Some Ruhr branches and the end of the line for Pronsfeld

Belgium

 

20.02.98

 

Trams, beer shops and Antwerpen Dam at last

Belgium, Germany

 

17.04.98

 

Realigned and tilted, but no dangling

Netherlands, Belgium, Germany

 

27.04.98

 

Sachsen closures and Eisenberg uncertainty

Germany

 

29.08.98

 

The Semi-Centenarian 1 - from Penkridge to Poland

Germany

 

26.12.98

 

Querfurt - or Desperate Dave's Christmas Closure Dash

Germany

 

15.01.99

 

Communist icons, closures and the Rubelandbahn

Belgium

 

04.02.99

 

Eurostar, a comprehensive docks tour and the odd beer!

Germany, Czech Republic

 

03.04.99

 

Markets, bustitutions and "deportation"

Germany via Belgium

 

25.06.99

 

The last of the Vennbahn, more ex-DR branches and a very steep hill

Germany

 

09.07.99

 

The Love Parade, failed trains, cancelled tours and fires!

Germany

 

17.12.99

 

Slade at Chemnitz - and the start of the Niederwiesa saga

Germany

 

19.02.00

 

North east branches and the Little Puce Coupe

Germany

 

10.03.00

 

More ex-DR lines and Niederwiesa episode 2

France

 

14.04.00

 

The CFBS gala - or how to get a (legal) free ride on Eurostar

Germany

 

22.04.00

 

Steam, funiculars and what day does (6) mean…

Germany

 

20.05.00

 

Niederwiesa finale, and a gridlocked Berlin

Germany, Czech Republic

 

23.08.00

 

Halle S-Bahn and Czech spas

Belgium

 

08.09.00

 

ADL to Genk, my last passenger line, and a beer festival

Belgium, Germany

 

29.09.00

 

TTB Day and Plandampf

Germany

 

12.01.01

 

To Niedersachsen in the fog

Northern Ireland

 

09.02.01

 

Antrim to Lisburn - not to mention most of the rest!

Germany

 

02.03.01

 

Kölsch, coal and Bavaria

Germany

 

13.04.01

 

More Kölsch, preserved narrow gauge and a snowy Saarland

Germany, Denmark, Sweden

 

18.05.01

 

The great train ferry bash

Netherlands, Germany

 

31.05.01

 

Subway screaming, sausage-banging and flammable electrics

Germany, Czech Republic

 

25.10.01

 

Rain, steam and Grossheringen again

Germany

 

01.12.01

 

Missed the tour (again) but did Stuttgart in detail

Germany

 

15.02.02

 

Flat, flat, flat - Schleswig-Holstein

Germany

 

08.03.02

 

Flatter still and flatter - Ostfriesland and Schleswig-Holstein

Germany

 

30.03.02

 

Filling in the gaps, and Enzweihingen at last

Czech Republic

 

30.08.02

 

Plums, narrow gauge and Renaissance squares

Netherlands, Germany

 

27.09.02

 

Trams, two 1501s, a Swedish kettle and Hook Norton

Germany

 

03.10.02

 

The Westerwald Plandampf

Germany

 

15.11.02

 

Delays, alarms and the Trossinger Eisenbahn

Germany

 

29.11.02

 

Winter in Westfalen and a cow-free Brandoberndorf

Germany

 

23.01.03

 

Berlin and around

France

 

25.04.03

 

The Rain in France stays mainly on the (Baie de) Somme

Germany

 

22.05.03

 

Baden-Württemberg branch bashing (and trams)

Czech Republic, Slovakia

 

07.06.03

 

Heat, lions, brewery taps and more heat

Czech Republic

 

03.10.03

 

Louny Tunes - Steam and bustitutions in Bohemia

Germany

 

12.12.03

 

Tourist traps, Christmas markets and Franconian branches

Germany

 

26.03.04

 

Schleswig-Holstein and Berlin revisited

France, Belgium, Germany

 

08.04.04

 

Multinational loose ends

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary

 

21.05.04

 

The Semi-Centenarian 2 - narrow gauge in three countries

Germany, Switzerland, Austria

 

25.08.04

 

How to grice a country in an hour

Germany

 

06.10.04

 

Baden-Württemberg finale

Germany, Czech Republic

 

27.04.05

 

Bavarian Blondes and Bohemian branches

Portugal

 

16.06.05

 

Metre gauge in the Douro valley

Belgium, Germany

 

05.08.05

 

Another non-railtour, and some German niggles dealt with

Germany, Czech Republic

 

29.09.05

 

Plandampf, Cannstatter Volksfest and the Chodov avoider

Germany

 

25.01.06

 

Snowy Bavarian branches

Germany

 

02.03.06

 

Max the Mole's Berlin Kurvefest

Ireland

 

12.05.06

 

Another country finished, and the UK's other cross border line

Germany

 

15.07.06

 

The beginning of the end (and the Love Parade is back)

Germany

 

20.08.06

 

The last hurrah - for the moment!

Czech Republic, Slovakia

 

02.09.06

 

Moravian moleworks and Slovakian steam

Czech Republic, Poland

 

22.02.07

 

Wot? No snow?

Czech Republic, Poland

 

22.05.07

 

Nearly all the way to Osoblaha

Germany, Switzerland

 

29.06.07

 

Beer, steam and steam beer

Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia

 

04.10.07

 

Tidying the edges

Czech Republic, Austria

 

31.10.07

 

The Molecatcher's Revenge

Czech Republic, Austria

   

All Czeched Out

Germany

 

18.04.08

 

Return to Gummersbach - again!

Czech Republic, Poland

 

10.07.08

 

As soon as you think you've finished...

Austria, Slovenia

 

07.08.08

 

The Terminator - or The Starter?

Austria

 

22.08.08

 

The Wild(ish) West

Czech Republic

 

12.12.08

 

Žalhostice or bust

Austria

 

27.12.08

 

Struggling bulls and narrow gauge bears

Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland

 

02.07.09

 

They think it's all over ...

Austria

 

26.08.09

 

Upper Austria - filling the gaps

Slovakia

 

12.09.09

 

No steam in the streets - but a pub at the end of the universe

Austria

 

13.11.09

 

The closures that never were

Germany

 

01.04.10

 

Dampfspektakel and traffic jams

Germany

 

03.07.10

 

Tidying up in Pomerania

Austria

 

14.07.10

 

Kienberg-Gaming at last

Austria

 

14.04.11

 

Clearing up in Carinthia

Germany, Czech, Austria and others

 

03.06.11

 

The last hurrah (maybe)

Germany

 

30.09.11

 

Freight lines, re-openings, and a little steam

Belgium and Germany

 

27.04.12

 

More re-openings and a beer festival

Germany

 

26.05.12

 

Two for the price of one

Germany

 

27.07.12

 

Round and round Berlin

Germany

 

04.10.12

 

Curves, copper and steam

Czech Republic

 

28.02.13

 

Fine detail in Bohemia

Germany

 

30.04.13

 

Steam on two gauges

Belgium and Germany

 

01.08.13

 

Openings and reopenings

Germany

 

27.05.14

 

Dampfspektakel 2014

Germany

 

09.07.14

 

Preserved lines and another semicentenary

Germany

 

17.04.15

 

Sachsen Steam - two gauges again

Slovakia & Czech Republic

 

11.06.15

 

Rendez 2015 and steam on a Moravian freight branch

Slovakia (via Austria)

 

05.03.16

 

A little clearing up

Slovakia

 

14.04.16

 

The final frontier - well, everything but

Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic and Poland  

21.06.16

 

Rounding up some stragglers

Germany and Poland

 

14.11.16

 

More stragglers and some sightseeing

 

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