Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Train formation

Been working out what coaches we should use for the rack train. Given that we don't have the funds to buy any more rolling stock (spending it all on locomotives instead!), we need to build the train up from coaches already in use on the H&DLR. We've proved that the bogie DR coach will get up the incline, very much to my surprise but also pleasure, so that extends the suitable rolling stock. However, we think that the "normal" service train will be formed of the green ÖBB 4 wheeler (seen here), together with the Zillertal beer car seen in earlier posts. Work has started on detailing these coaches; both will receive passengers and interior lighting. We intend the railway to operate year round, and certainly into the evening, so lighting will add to the ambience.