Sunday, December 16, 2018

Steam in the winter sun

No.3, Camusterrach Pier, has been out and about - a cold day reveals a superb steam plume.





Sunday, November 18, 2018

A little bit of Steiermärkische Landesbahnen

A couple of new additions - the "Partnerschaft Markt Cadolzburg" coach and an StLB coach in LGB livery have arrived on the H&DLR. There's a further Club 760 coach, in the "Tamsweg Salzburger Land" livery, scheduled to arrive at Christmas... a nice little Steierm√§rkische Landesbahnen rake is forming up here.



Sunday, August 05, 2018

Friday, July 06, 2018

Station news

The station roof at Holzapfel has - finally - received a coat of paint.

Meanwhile at Dottendorf, a new lamp has been installed to provide a better spread of lighting.


Rollwagen roll onto the H&DLR

The H&DLR has taken delivery of the new LGB Saxon Rf4 Rollwagen. At the same time, the line's first Piko wagon has arrived. The low side wagon is a model of a standard gauge prototype, and has been regauged to 64mm gauge to act as a standard gauge load being conveyed on the narrow gauge Rollwagen.



Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Lighting at Birkenhof refreshed

The lamps originally fitted to Birkenhof and visible in the first picture above the station name boards gave out very small pools of light. Unfortunately, about a year ago they stopped working.

The new lamps have been fitted above two of the name boards in the gable ends. On the right hand end, the new lamp has been fitted to illuminate the corner of the station as it didn't fit well above the name board.

In addition, a new wooden pole mounted lamp has been fitted to replace a plastic Pola lamp which had become brittle and failed to survive a careless side swipe.

All successfully installed and working.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ballasting the relaid curve

The newly relaid curve has now been ballasted; all good to go!


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Rebuilding the curve into Birkenhof

Every year, there's something that needs doing. This incarnation of the H&DLR has been obliged to build up on sticks, and parts are rotting. Slightly oddly, there's no real rhyme or reason as to which sections are rotting and which not. Anyway, part of the reverse curve into Birkenhof station has disintegrated over the last year, so today was rebuild time. You can see that the decking boards have rotted, and the track is lifting away from the base.


The new base is recycled plastic board, cut and jointed to fill the old track bed.



Being a Sunday, any trains were restricted to engineering trains!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Winter snows

It may be cold out there, but trains operate year round on the H&DLR!










Sunday, April 09, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Winter services

Winter services, as usual, are in the hands of the battery fleet, including 296.56, seen here with a Christmas excursion train.



Saturday, June 25, 2016

A visit to Styvechale...

The H&DLR management enjoyed a trip to the Styvechale Gardens Light Railway today. Trains were run (chiefly between showers), coffee was consumed, and generally the world of garden railways was a better place.




Thursday, May 19, 2016

New arrivals

With the summer running season nearly upon us, the General Manager has recently taken delivery of some much needed new stock. OK, maybe we don't need a snow plough in time for the summer. An ex-Steyrtalbahn U Class, 298.25, has joined the OBB fleet. Meanwhile, an Saxon type 751 brake van has been added to the historic coaches rake. The prototype operates on the Zittau lines.



Sunday, March 13, 2016