January 2022 I was able to participate in the transfer of a “Flying Train” of the “Köln” class from Munich to Delitzsch. This flying train is in the ownership of the “Förderverein Schnelltriebwagen e.V.” and will be brought back to operating conditions in Delitzsch.

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Special Train

A couple of days ago I worked as train guard on a special train for the Dampfbahn Fränkische Schweiz. As our passengers walked part of the line, I had the train completely for myself as a private photo train between Muggendorf and Behringersmühle. We could stop everywhere to take pictures :-)

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Last weekend the Coronoa situation allowed to visit the german steam train museum in Neuenmarkt. Neuenmarkt itself is located at the lower end of the “Schiefe Ebene”, a steep incline on the railway line to Hof and further on to Thuringia.

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In the north west of Kyoto you find the area of Arashiyama. We went there to visit two sightseeing highlights, one is the Tenryu-ji temple, which is world cultural heritage, the second the impressive bamboo grove which surrounds the temple.

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Market in Kyoto

Markets are always fascinating places, especially far from home. There is an amazing roofed market in Kyoto, which is not completely overrun with tourists and where you can see normal people and sample the excellent food.

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The second day in Kyoto I woke up a bit earlier and went for a little morning walk. Close to the hotel was a nice neighbourhood temple, where some elderly people where doing gymnastics, lead by a monk and the radio programme.

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Nils Pickert

Geboren 1975, Schule, Uni, Arbeit, … das Übliche halt.

Solution Engineer, Physiker, Hobbyfotograf, Nerd, Modellbahner…