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Picture of the Week: Prabichl, Austria
Picture of the Week: Prabichl, Austria

Here we are at Prabichl station, Austria, mentioned with last weeks picture and high up in the mountains above Vordernberg. As you can see the snow is deep here and all the points in use are well cleared. Skiers cars are parked in the station car park, the ski run heading off into the trees is right behind the left hand engine out of sight. This engine is rack tank 97-211 and is running round its 2 coach train, one of three during the day for the return run to Vordernberg and is about to couple up. On the right is another 97 rack tank waiting to leave for Donauwitz steel works with a loaded train of iron ore, another engine is at the rear of this train. There was no rack here between the tracks as the engines were able to work by normal adhesion.
Monday 21st February 1971.


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