52 8055 hauls Passenger and Freight Trains on May 21 and 22

Monday, 05 June 2017 09:14
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Early on Sunday 21st  May 2017, 52 8055 worked light engine to Etzwilen, to haul an Orient-Express- and a Teakbar-carriage back to Schaffhausen. In the mean time, 01 519 of the Eisenbahnfreunde Zollernbahn EFZ e.V. hauled a special from Rottweil to Schaffhausen, where the trains were combined. Whilst 01 519 took a rest, 52 8055 pulled the train via Bülach to Winterthur. The passengers from Rottweil took the opportunity to visit the steam centre (Dampfzentrum Winterthur). 52 8055 steamed with new passengers to Romanshorn. After a break of two hours the train continued its journey along the scenic Lake of Constance back to Winterthur and Schaffhausen. 01 519 brought its train back to Rottweil, while 52 8055 returned the luxury carriages to Etzwilen.

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52 8055 passes the bridge over the river Rhine at  Schaffhausen. Photo: Richard Behrbohm

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52 8055 with the entire train near Gisenhard. Photo: Richard Behrbohm

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Leo, our youngest passagier, enjoys the steam trip as much as anyone else. Thanks to the clean combustion of the light oil firing of 52 8055 there is no need for goggles to protect his eyes from sparks and cinders omnipresent with coal-fired locomotives. Photo: Robert Mathis

Next day, on May 22, 52 8055 was again booked to haul a real freight train.

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52 8055 passes the attractive viaduct over the river Rhine near Eglisau. Photo: Erik Schneider

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 08:14