News from July 2005

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Royal visit on Wednesday 13th July – 1 July 2005

Summer Outdoor Week photos – 2 July 2005

"Russell" Nameplate Sold! – 5 July 2005

Silver Jubilee Gala 2005 – 7 July 2005

Porthmadog's Steam Double Bill – 7 July 2005

Pinzgaubahn Collision

On Saturday July 2nd, there was a head on collision on the Pinzgaubahn (Zell am See – Krimml in Austria.) Two diesel hauled passenger trains met head on between Wenns and Mühlbach im Pinzgau at about midday. According to the timetable they should have passed each other at Wenns. The local newspaper headline said there was no technical fault.

One of the engine drivers, and an Austrian tourist were killed, and 35 injured including the other driver who was reported to be in intensive care.

The 2 engines, 3 bogie carriages and a bogie van (for bicycles) were extensively damaged, and were removed from the scene by road. They were dumped in the car park behind a disused sawmill at Högmoos with a security guard to ward off unauthorised visitors.

The railway line was buckled and the train service from Mühlbach to Krimml was replaced by buses from 3rd to 16th July.

On a happier note the railway is running a steam hauled return trip on Thursdays and Sundays using 0-8-0T 699.103 (from the Steyrtalbahn). 0-8-0 tender loco 399.01 is also available after recent service/repair.

Kip Bennett

Posted by Kip Bennett on 13 July 2005

Royal Opening of the Talyllyn Railway's New Wharf Station Building – 14 July 2005

Royal Opening of New Wharf Station Building - Photographs – 15 July 2005

Tidy Wharf – 20 July 2005

Railway Experience Day – 20 July 2005

Royal visit - more photos – 20 July 2005

Inside the new Museum – 20 July 2005

Silver Jubilee Gala This Weekend! – 31 July 2005

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