Winter Pictures from Markdorfer 2010
Winter 2010 was cold and we had also quite a lot of snow. In the
beginning of January we had bright days and cold temperatures but not
too much snow.
On January 3, 2010 I started to the tracks. The two
whales Murg and Klettgau were visiting Markdorf again (See also
report from Sommer 2009). At half past twelve at noon the pair is leaving Markdorf eastwards.
In front runs 641 015 "Murg", followed by
641 010 "Klettgau" .
The shot afterwards could make you believe the 6 miles away Friedrichshafen would be an alpine winter sports location.
the afternoon I am positioned westwards of Markdorf. At 2.54
pm 650 304 and another 650 roll by heading for their final
13 minutes later the train to Friedrichshafen appears. In the background is one of the neighbouring wine hills.
At the same location, close to the old bridge near Bermatingen I can shoot 611 505 at 3.17 pm.
Then at 3.29 pm both whales are gliding backwards. In the background is the Gehrenberg, the home hill of Markdorf.
The next train is scheduled about 20 minutes later. So I have some time
to climb the wine hill. At 3.54 a pair of 650 rail cars enters this
magnificent scene with the mountains in the background. All previous
photo locations of this afternoon can be seen from here.
A second shot shows the train just after passing the bridge.
the next train to come, I will have about 15 minutes for the next
location. This time I will wait under the apple trees close to the
bridge. In the last sun rays of the day and in front of the alpine
background the train moves by. Do you see the airplane just started in
On a crisp morning on January 5, 2010 a regional train has stopped in Mardorf at 7.26 am.
Just before sunrise a 650 motorcars thunders of the bridge in Lippbach.
Stop at 8.04 am in Markdorf. The eastern main track signal shows highball.
For the afternoon a freight train shall come. Despite freezing
temperatures and showfall these collegues from the Markdorf railway
club are awaiting me at 3 pm with their eqipment already positioned.
In a light snow shower 611 536 is my first test of the situation today at 3.10 pm.
The next test is this pair of 650 railcars heading to Friedrichshafen.
It seems to be all in gray and only the trains are a bright spot in
this cold days. So I set this little train in a cold gray
world... How long do we have to freeze for the freigth train?
At 3.36 pm the release is with us! ER 20-004 pulls a long string of auto cars westwards.