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Picture of the week: Eisfelelde Talmuhle East Germany 99-7231
Picture of the week: Eisfelelde Talmuhle East Germany 99-7231

Yet another trip to East Germany to see the last of steam on the standard gauge around Halberstadt where I had to lay low and dodge the police by the marshalling yards, not a good place to be on your own in East Germany. They had the luxury of a car to find me but made the mistake of having their siren on. Still got some pictures though. Then on to see the narrow gauge at Wernigeroda. Here is a grandstand view of Eisfelde Tahlmule station on the Hartz Railway.
99-7231 2-10-2T is waiting to depart with the 15.32 from Hasselfelde to Nordhausen after the station staff have loaded the break van. Strangely no one bothered with you on the narrow gauge. It was then off to the nice warm station buffet next for an afternoon hot bowl of Borsch with bread and a beer with the locals to keep out the damp.

Tuesday 16th April 1985.

Regards
Ledg.

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