Diesel Autumn in Pápa-Paradise (50 p. + 45 min. v.)

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Roni

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Hi,


This autumn I regularly visited the Hungarian line Györ - Pápa - Celldömölk, an old infrastructure jewel, additionally Györ is only a 1 1/4 hours trainride away from Vienna. Traffic on the line is significant: 2-hour-express-tact between Budapest and Szombathely, all hauled by class M41, the original Pielstick 21xx, as well as renewed 23xx, local trains inbetween, also mostly M41-pulled or Bzmot railbusses, and a few freights, MÁV M62 - I even caught one of the few original engines still running - , as well as Metrans Eurorunner. At Györszabadhegy station, junction of the Veszprem line - I have already explored it, but more at a later time - I spotted a Floyd ex-CFR class 60 Sulzer.



Here the 45 minute HD-video, in the description you will find a clickable index, as always:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EJ8Zp3Grt4&hd=1



A small selection of photos, in geographical order, without Györ:


Remot-M62 307 on a cold Saturday morning with a Györ-bound freight at Menföcsanak.
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Local 9217 Celldömölk - Györ departing Györszemere early morning, in the background the Bakony hills, which are crossed by the line to Veszprem.
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Bike in a local? No problem!
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Györszabadhegy, on the southern end of Györ town, with eastern block style garages and a very fitting vehicle! ;)
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Smokey departure from Ménföcsanak halt by M41 2140.
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Express 9200 Budapest - Szombathely passing with remot M41 2310, you can recognize most renewed units by the AC on the roof.
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9307 pulled by M41 2150.
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Local to Györ.
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Györszemere station, the last one behind Györ equipped with light signals.
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Szerecseny halt in a curve with manual level crossing.
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Gecse-Gyarmat and the mid-day express 9202. Apart from signalboxes, semaphores and manual level crossings as most stations it also features a significant grade towards Györ.
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Vaszar with local 9222 in All Saints fog.
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9307, northern exit of Vaszar.
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Same train, same place.
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9200 at the home signal.
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The signalboxes still are heated by coal, a remainder of steam atmosphere lingers.
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Local 9232.
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Metrans Eurorunner with its long container rake.
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The southern signalbox is a paradise for cat families.
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Express 9302.
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Southbound freight at the southern home signal.
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Express 9200 reaching Pápa on a straight past an airforce base.
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Modern Pápa platform, still the old infrastructure stays intact.
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Local 9227 Celldömölk - Györ at the lovely assembly of semaphores, a Bzmot on weekdays.
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The reliable Audi-freight to Györ, often between 9 und 10 a.m. at Pápa.
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Even better with the original M62 260! Plus, you know it will return in the afternoon! :o)
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The Pá... the Pa... the Panorama!
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Parallel departure of 9302 to Szombathely and Bzmot 30914 to Csorna at 11:30.
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Trabbi at the gate, while M62 260 is departing in the afternoon.
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Home signal from Celldömölk with local 9223.
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30924 towards Csorna.
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Local 9234 from Györ.
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Express 9204 with MÁV- und GySEV-coaches.
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Express 9201 back to Györ in the evening.
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Local 9215 crossing 9302 in autumn leaves at Vinár.
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Vinár original restroom...
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Eurorunner with leaves blowing!
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Local 9224.
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Express 9205.
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Local 9235 ...
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... missing its stopping spot, everyone had to follow!
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Final destination Mezölak, exit towards Pápa on a Saturday morning with express 9207.
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GySEV included!
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Local 9232 at the other end.
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M62 freight towards Györ, with another Trabbi at the gates!
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Local 9234 with two "top&tail" M41s.
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And finally 8-coach-express 9203 at sunset.
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