Carl Hilpert toy store near Stephansdom. Check out the trains! The entire top floor is trains, mostly European models but I did see a SOO engine and a few American ones. It was pretty spendy and I didn't buy anything, but it was fun to tour it.
Bright and early on September 29, we headed to the Wien Hauptbahnhof to catch our Railjet to Prague.
There were a lot of trains departing!
We had quite a wait so I had a long time to wander around and photograph trains... I was OK with that.
|A two unit diesel powered train|
|A Bombardier Talent trainset|
|CityShuttle 8073 011-3... pushed by an electric locomotive on the other end|
|An ÖBB 1063 pushing some passenger cars.|
|Nose to nose - two Talent sets coupled together|
I used an offline English-Czech dictionary app to translate a few words here and there while we were in the Czech Republic. This chip bag says "lightly salted".
We soon left Austria and entered the Czech Republic. Since we were in the Schengen Area, there was no passport check or any notice at all that we were passing into the Czech Republic.
The train looks much like an airplane.
There were lots of trains to see on the way. Here's a sampling of some that I saw from the train.
|Česká Třebová station|
|An LTE Group locomotive - no idea what kind but it's pretty cool!|
|This was our top speed - 160 km/hr or 100 MPH|
Even some grain cars on a siding... complete with graffiti. I felt like I was home again!
|Transcereales grain cars|
|České dráhy series 163 locomotive #061-5, made by Škoda and capable of 120 km/hr operation|
|The Škoda CityElefant class 471 electric multiple unit train|
|The Brno passenger station|
Next up - Trams of Prague!
Also, have a look at this slideshow of Czech locomotives.