Every day I get on a train pulled by one of these locomotives to get me to college and back. I won’t claim they are 100% punctual but I’m usually where I need to be on time. The coaches you can’t see in the picture have two decks and the train is a push-pull set. I would have taken more pictures but it was a couple of degrees below freezing and my commitment to blogging only goes so far when it is a choice between taking pictures and being warm.
Every week a couple of trains run from a steel wholesaler near my college to a large exchange yard in Plochingen. It’s easy to forget that operations like this with short trains and a small locomotive may be normal in Germany but are pretty rare in some parts of the world. The passenger train on the platform is from a small company that runs services on branch lines locally.
There are lots of interesting railway related things happening on the daily commute to and from college, and at some point when it isn’t cloudy and cold enough to freeze my fingers to the camera, I’ll take more pictures.