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  • Steam heat returns (briefly) to main line in Spain

    Steam heat returns (briefly) to main line in Spain

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    STEAM-heated mainline trains are now almost extinct across Europe but for a few days in late-January a charter train in Spain re-created the old atmosphere.  UK rail holiday operator PTG Tours celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first rail tour by running the train in Spain.  It was operated by open access operator ALSA Rail,…

  • Old German locos substitute for modern EMUs

    Old German locos substitute for modern EMUs

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    VETERAN electric locos have made a comeback on several routes in Germany. They are replacing modern EMUs, which are out of service because of accident damage or maintenance. In December, three routes in western Germany had these temporary stand-ins operating, two of them using Class 110 electric locos originally built for West German Railways (Deutsche…

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