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Harz Mountains Railway

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Now, some of you will know that Peter Hammond, station volunteer and famous Chelford resident, also has a sideline in accompanying groups on rail tours in Britain and Europe.

Peter is a fund of knowledge on railways generally (as is that other famous volunteer, Tony Icke) and recently we received some links to YouTube videos taken by one of Peter's colleagues whilst on tour in the Harz Mountains.

The videos are so good that we thought they would be of general interest so the links to the videos are below, with kind permission of Peter's friend and colleague, Eric Seddon.

Film 1 link

Film 2 link

In summary, it's a 132km integrated gauge railway network and the largest in Europe. It is served by 25 steam trains and 10 diesel locomotives which tackle gradients of 40% and curves as tight as 60 meters in radius. Most locomotives date back to 1950. They connect the principal cities of Wernigerode, Nordhausen and Quedlinburg and several smaller towns in the area. The first train ran from Wernigerode to Schierke on 20th June 1898.

The scenery is stunning.

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