Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Garmisch - Waiblingen

The RegionalBahn to Munich is ready for boarding on track 1 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen station. Goodbye snow-capped mountains, it was nice to meet you.

Arrival in Muenchen-Pasing.

... and now we wait for ICE 596, which didn't show up at it's scheduled departure time. Instead the RegionalExpress that would normally run behind the ICE stopped at the platform. While the platform information showed a 5-minute delay for the ICE, the DB Navigator app showed it 10 minutes late, which was indeed accurate.

There it is. Apparently there was a door problem that prevented on-time departure in Munich.

By the time we got to Ulm, our ICE had made up the delay and we were on-time for the remainder of the journey.

There are no high-speed tracks between Munich and Stuttgart yet, so we got to enjoy the fall scenery, as well as the steep grade and tight curves of the Geislinger Steige, Wuerttemberg's steepest section of main line track. Pusher service was the norm here for many years. Even today some very heavy trains get a helper locomotive between Geislingen and Amstetten.

On-time arrival in Stuttgart.

The last segment of this trip was taking the S-Bahn to Waiblingen, with friendly pick-up service by my mother.

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