Graz, Austria. October 2013

Alan Oct 29, 2013

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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    First two pics are at Pragersko, Slovenia where we boarded the train
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    Then at Spielfeld Strass, the border station just inside Austria

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    On board the Austrian electric railcar
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    Graz station before our return journey
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    The locomotive yard included a German (DB) locomotive
     
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    A "Railjet" departs for Vienna
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    Locomotive yard
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    "City Shuttle" commuter train
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    A train arrives from Spielfeld. This will form our return there
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    A German train arrives
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    Arriving back in Spielfeld, passing a locomotive in the spur
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    A diesel railcar for the non-electrified branch to Bad Radkersburg
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    A container train arrives from Slovenia behind a 363 "Brigitte". The locomotive is uncoupled and runs back to the Slovenian end of the station. The catenary here can now be switched to either the Austrian 15kV AC or Slovenian 3000V DC systems
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    Very nice documentary of your day's (days') journey. I've always enjoyed electric systems, and your photos add to that. Thanks.
     
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    I am supprised you were allowed to take fotos .. the shot of the Rail Jet was pretty cool. Thanks for sharing !
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    No problems taking photographs in Slovenia or Austria.

    Plenty of Railjet pictures in my previous thread "Semmering, Austria" ;)

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    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Your one day trips are great. I wish we could have similar experiences here, within a reasonable travel distance.
     
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    Our primary reason for visiting Graz was to view the buildings, as the city center is a Unesco World Heritage Site, also for the fall foliage colours.

    Pictures on my wife's Flickr site:
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    Superb views over the city from the Schlossbergsteig. 260 steps to the top of the hill, but we took the funicular and came down via the steps ;)
     
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    Yes, we are surrounded by countries which are all within a one-day visit. Although overnight stays give much more time for exploring. Croatia is half an hour away, Hungary 1 hour, Italy 1 hour+, Austria 30 min. A variety of terrain, food, language and customs. Fascinating area.
     
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    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    There is virtually no chance I will ever get to see these sights in person. So my travels must be done through the lens of other cameras.
     
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    Alan, thanks for posting those. You are having too much fun. Irene's site is a wonderful travelog of your visit, just looks like a fascinating place. I was happy to see the beer glass in one of the shots. Can you tell us more about the "boat/pedestrian bridge?" in the last two on page 1 of Irene's?
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jim, Irene did some research on the thing in the river. It is a restaurant and not very popular with the locals, poor service, claustrophobic, unfriendly staff. Mostly used as a footbridge across the river! Wonder they stay in business! Looks very out of place to us, as does the monstrosity which is the modern art gallery - looks like a knobbly bladder! Surprised it was allowed in a World Heritage City amongst beautiful buildings.

    Plenty more travelogs on Irene's Flicker site ;)

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