Welcome to Mainline South, a gallery compiled by Richard Stiles. The main aim of this gallery is to record the railway scene across Europe. Most of the scenes that interest me are disappearing, with modernisation sweeping away the old (but interesting) infrastructure. My focus is primarily hauled workings, either freight or passenger. I hope you enjoy browsing through my photographs.
Deutsche Bahn: Gäubahn, Stuttgart, Friedrichshafen, Frankfurt, Kirch Gons, Fronhausen; May/Jun 2012
110 and 115 chasing in Stuttgart (Backnang~Marbach, Stuttgart~Tubingen peak only and the Gaubahn on Swiss ICs). Then up to Frankfurt to track down the few remaining 110 workings around Giessen, Treysa, Dillenburg and Frankfurt. As usual, the diagrams from European Rail Gen (Yahoo Group) were absolutely invaluable so ongoing thanks to the people that post the gen. The rarity and biggest surprise was an advert liveried 111 hauling an OBB IC between Ulm and Stuttgart, then returning to Ulm later on a DB IC. The minor disappointment was the non appearance of a 103 on the Fridays only Ulm~Stuttgart, presumably since the regular loco has gone for overhaul standard stock are powering the train.Read More