• Steam Restarts in Europe

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by Fenway1912
In late May, main line steam action and public excursion trains restarted in Central Europe, following the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

Here are two short films showing some very impressive and archaic 0-10-0 tank engines, 0-8-0 tender locomotives and 4-6-2 tanks with double steam dome on the Czech main line, for a virtual flavor of all the steam action:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPDq6d ... XKMGmwvmw/

In Germany, regular steam trains on many of the famed narrow gauge railways in the East of the country also restarted operations in May, while in Poland, the daily "commuter" steam train from Wolsztyn ran the whole time during the lockdown, as it's publically contracted service and in place instead of diesel railcars. Now for June, much steam will also restart in other countries, with Switzerland leading the way on paddle steamers and steam-hauled mountain railways.
The well-known Brienz-Rothorn-Bahn has been running daily steam trains on the cog since today June 11th.
  by johnthefireman
And in UK, still geographically part of Europe albeit not of the EU!

Steam locomotive spotted running on North Yorkshire Moors Railway
As Coronavirus restrictions begin to be slowly eased, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has today taken a step towards reopening the line.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is just one of the railways around the UK that need to test its steam locomotives before they can haul passengers once again.

Recently, the Great Central Railway has been running in BR Standard 2 78018...