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    Default Videos: 8 days trackside in the Harz

    As promised, here's the final videos from my vacation in the Harz mountains in Germany.
    They are quite long - about 2 hours total - but steam buffs like myself and @Moose2013 are going to love watching.

    Enjoy ...



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    I will enjoy these -- any steam in the mountains gets my

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    Just finished the first video. Love those BR 99s. And such a great variety. I've never seen one like that BR 99 5906-5. - four cylinders and the coal in front of the cab.

    I must congratulate you on the quality of your video. Fantastic camera work and editing. I also appreciated the titles.
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    @el Gato Gordo
    Thanks, Gordon. I'm still learning, but it's certainly getting there :-)

    The mallet was a stroke of luck, really, as they are not out and about every day. They're used for the so-called 'Traditionszug' or traditional/vintage trains on select days. Often, however, these trains are also hauled by the larger 2-10-2s - which was the case on two out of three occasions during my stay.

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    @SteamPower4ever

    Thank you for preparing and sharing these videos! Makes a moose very happy!

    Although, the occasional toots of whistles made the cats dive for cover....
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    @SteamPower4ever, question number 1 (there will be more, the more I watch your vids): I notice a lot of "P" signs trackside, entering and leaving Bahnhöfer and near grade crossings. Have you any idea what they mean and how they are placed?
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    @el Gato Gordo
    Yes, the P sign means that the train is approaching a level crossing and must sound the whistle ('pfeif') for 3 seconds.
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    That must be an older protocol? I've never seen or heard a modern German Lok whistle or toot at a guarded level crossing. Only at unguarded ones.
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    I think it means unguarded crossings, as you suggest.
    I never noticed warnings at guarded crossings while I was there ... but there is a lot of unguarded ones. The entire Harz area is crisscrossed with hiking trails and forest roads.
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