Warm late afternoon light bathes 99 7243-1 as it snakes its way through a series of S-curves leading to Schierke, the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen's last stop before the summit of the Brocken.
This picture was made with a grey gradient filter.
After a rather mediocre day on the highest summit of the Harz mountains, I was rewarded with a nice light situation with last train to the Brocken.
99 7243 leaves with a passenger train from Eisfelder Talmühle to Quedlinburg the station of the village of Stiege in the evening.
The steam engine 99 7243-1, known as "Neubaulokomotive", built in 1955 by LKM (Lokomotivbau Karl Marx) Babelsberg, is pulling the first train of the day to the "Brocken", the h... (more)
HSB narrow gauge monster #7243 is storming out of the Drei Annen Hohne station with the train #8927 to the Brocken summit.
Train heading to the Brocken Mountain passes through the only tunnel on the Harz mountain narrow guage.
The 99 7243 just returned to the Wernigerode shed after a new day out on the HSB network. It is now getting prepared for the next day duty. The normal procedure is the following: Coaling, cleaning... (more)