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Old February 22nd, 2009, 09:15 PM   #161
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The next part of the travelogue is online:
http://vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com...ized-zone.html

The highlights:
- Panmunjom at the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
- Koryo-museum at Keasong
- metro museum
- Kim Il Sung's birthplace at Mangyongdae (near Pyongyang)
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 11:36 AM   #162
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thank you for keep updating this thread
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Old April 5th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #163
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I've now created a kmz-file for GoogleEarth. It contains the path of our trip and placemarks at places to which I refer in my travelogue.
Also most of the photos taken on the train trip inside NK are now positioned on GoogleEarth.

See http://vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com/
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Old May 26th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #164
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The latest installment has arrived: the last day in Pyongyang and the train to Beijing.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 03:35 AM   #165
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Woah, amazing, I've spent hours reading each post and looking carefully at the pictures... I admire so much these two guys! hope some day I have the guts, the money and the time to do this same trip
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 09:59 PM   #166
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Taurus driving us to the Czech Republic. on the route Prague-Brno-Vienna and other major routes, linking Austria and the Czech Republic with only 1216 (Taurus) and other units or Hercule etc.

my webside : www.opava-vychod.blog.cz
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Old August 4th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #167
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Damn, i gotta say, the new railjet has to be one of the most beautiful trains that has ever existed.

Austrian trains are damn good looking
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Old August 5th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #168
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Wow, the blue Talent looks much more better than the red ones. The red talent trains look like coke cans.
I can't agree at all. I strongly prefer the red ones. This blue-grey scheme looks rather bland to me.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #169
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Does anyone know btw, how the Taurus is reviewed among experts? Whats its predicted life span and reliablity and will it really manage to survive as long as predicted in service?

So far I heard only positive things about it, so maybe the new main locomotive of the ÖBB is a good investment. I mean just keep in mind, only 10 years ago, the ÖBB had one of the oldest locomotive stocks in Western Europe at least. German train enthusiast came to Austria because what had not even survived in museums still did regular service in Austria
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Old August 7th, 2009, 06:57 AM   #170
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taurus will survive for 50 years or more ...


And by the way ... a sunny picture I took last month in Insbruch.

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/7309/image1al.jpg

Warning ... it's a very large/big picture.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #171
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AUSTRIA | Railways

Austrian Federal Railways

Österreichische Bundesbahnen

The Austrian Federal Railways (German: Österreichische Bundesbahnen) or ÖBB is the national railway system of Austria. It is the successor to the Bundesbahn Österreich (BBÖ) (Federal Railway of Austria) which was incorporated into the Deutsche Reichsbahn between 1938 and 1945.



History

* 1882 – Gradual nationalisation of the railway network of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy into the Imperial Royal Austrian State Railways (Kaiserlich-königliche österreichische Staatsbahnen).
* 1923 – Foundation of the independent, commercial enterprise, the Austrian Federal Railways (Österreichische Bundesbahnen) which used the abbreviation BBÖ, because ÖBB was already taken by the Swiss Oensingen-Balsthal-Bahn.
* 1938 – The Anschluss of Austria into the German Empire. The BBÖ was taken over by the Deutsche Reichsbahn. During the Second World War about 41 % of the Austrian railway network was destroyed.
* 1947 – The ÖBB (by that time the Swiss private railway used the abbreviation SP for its goods wagons in international traffic, so its the abbreviation ÖBB could now be appropriated) was reformed as a state-owned company. Its infrastructure was rebuilt and electrification was accelerated.
* 1969 – A new federal railway law was enacted. The ÖBB became a non-independent, economic entity, that was run as a branch of the government's industrial programme and remained entirely within the Federal budget.
* 1992 – The ÖBB was broken out of the Federal budget and turned into company with its own legal status (a cross between a GmbH and an AG in Austrian commercial terms). The company is 100 % owned by the Republic of Austria. This change had two primary aims: 1. It had to conform to EU rules on the admission of Austria into the European Union. 2. The financial demand on the public purse was to be reduced as a result of improvements in efficiency and the pressure of competition.
* 2004 – The ÖBB was reorganised into ÖBB Holding AG and a number of operating subsidiaries. The holding company was to oversee the operations of the companies assigned to it, coordinate a coherent strategic approach and allocate tasks for the whole enterprise.[1]
* 1 January 2005 – The subsidiaries of ÖBB-Holding AG became autonomous and independent operationally. See below.

The Austrian rail system is largely electrified. Electrification of the system began in 1912 but did not reach an advanced state until the 1950s. The last steam locomotive in regular service on the standard gauge network was retired in 1978.

The post-war laws related to the Austrian railways were the:

* Eisenbahngesetz (EisbG 1957),
* Schieneninfrastrukturfinanzierungsgesetz (SCHIG 1999),
* Eisenbahnhochleistungsstreckengesetz (HIG 1999) and
* Bundesbahngesetz (1992).



Current structure

On 1 January 2005 a new organisation structure was put in place, which is consolidated by a single shareholder, namely the Republic of Austria.[2]

ÖBB-Holding AG (a holding company which gives a strategic overview of the railway)

* ÖBB-Dienstleistungs GmbH
* ÖBB-Infrastruktur Bau AG (Infrastructure planning, management, and construction)
o Brenner Eisenbahn GmbH
o ÖBB-Immobilienmanagement GmbH
* ÖBB-Infrastruktur Betrieb AG (Maintenance of railway lines, stations, and infrastructure)
* ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG (Passenger transport)
* Rail Cargo Austria AG (Freight transport)

Subsidiary companies of ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG and Rail Cargo Austria AG are:

* ÖBB-Traktion GmbH (provision of locomotives)
* ÖBB-Technische Services GmbH (technical services)

The business units are based on the separation of sales and infrastructure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_Federal_Railways
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Still the censured server! °_°
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