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    On one of the channels I subscribe to on YouTube, a video was posted from some MOW work on the main line between Neustadt and Kaiserslautern in Germany just recently in July 22. I don't know how it came to be, but someone has managed to sneak in a class 58 steamer to haul the ballast and track section transports.
    A three-cylinder steamer just sounds awesome ... even more so when it's hauling a load of 1000 metric tons

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    I'm surprised to see that. I never saw a steam locomotive running during the three years I was stationed in Germany. I was about half an hour northwest from Kaiserslautern in Baumholder. Though the majority of my experiences with the German rail system was them hauling tracked vehicles for us.
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    I like the ice cream break at the end!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Army-Gandydancer View Post
    ... I never saw a steam locomotive running during the three years I was stationed in Germany.
    Don't know when you were there of course, but during the 80's the "Plandampf" or revenue steam events were an almost yearly occurrence. By now the infrastructure for servicing the steamers is pretty much gone, line speed is higher and timetables are tighter, so apparently there's no longer room for the really big events. There are certainly steam excursions in many places, though, but you may have to look for them. Personally I am considering visits to steam locomotive meets at the museums in Dresden and Chemnitz which are within a day's drive from where I live. Werratal (the Werra river valley line) is still a popular branch line for steam trains I believe.

    Try a YouTube search for "Plandampf" and/or "Werratal" and you'll have more than enough to watch for quite some time
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    Don't know when you were there of course, but during the 80's the "Plandampf" or revenue steam events were an almost yearly occurrence. By now the infrastructure for servicing the steamers is pretty much gone, line speed is higher and timetables are tighter, so apparently there's no longer room for the really big events. There are certainly steam excursions in many places, though, but you may have to look for them. Personally I am considering visits to steam locomotive meets at the museums in Dresden and Chemnitz which are within a day's drive from where I live. Werratal (the Werra river valley line) is still a popular branch line for steam trains I believe.

    Try a YouTube search for "Plandampf" and/or "Werratal" and you'll have more than enough to watch for quite some time
    I was stationed in Baumholder from Jan 92 to Dec 94
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    The Sauschwanzle Bahn was a great trip. Class 86 locomotive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Army-Gandydancer View Post
    I was stationed in Baumholder from Jan 92 to Dec 94
    Well, there were revenue steam events those years, but probably just not near where you were.
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