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Old 2nd September 2013, 16:58
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Greetings from Germany

Greetings from Germany

Hello Forum,

I am an expat (from Cornwall) living since the late 80īs in Germany.
I have been working for the German Railways for the last 22 years.
I also work at the Bochum-Dahlhausen Railway Museum.

My interest in UK railways is highlighted by my vintage Hornby layout
and the history of the Southern Railway region 1948-1963, with a special
interest in the Bodmin-Wadebridge-Padstow branchline.
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Hello Bill and welcome to the Railway Forum.
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Old 2nd September 2013, 22:23
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Hello Bill and welcome to the forum, enjoy and all the best.
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Old 3rd September 2013, 03:09
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Thanks for the warm welcome,
I am sure there is a lot of useful information on the threads,
so I have my work cut out reading "back issues".

Cheers, Bill.
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You have your work cut out reading "back issues" Bill. There are 76,678 posts and 28,245 photos as of 15:36 this afternoon. Might take you a day or three to catch up. there is a lot of useful information as well as general chat in the threads. Some stories from the Deutsche Bahn would be very interesting.
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Welcome to the Forum Bill. Look forward to your posts.

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A very warm welcome from me too Bill. I was stationed over in Bielefeld, and Hameln for four years back in 1970 to 74 in the army. Did a bit of rail travel during those years and found it very nice and comfortable.
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Hello Bill and welcome to the Railway Forum. Last time I was in Germany (Senelager) was 1958 at the end of my 2 years National Service.

Here's a photo of a German steam loco.
http://tinyurl.com/qffng5k

This is what John (Swisstrains) told me a year or two back.
This is a strange beast Alan. I have been looking through my books and apparently it is the fastest serviceable steam loco in the World. It is passed for 100 mph running. It was built as a test loco using parts from a damaged 4-6-4T and a 2-10-2.
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Hi Bill,welcome to the forum.
I often stay in Bochum at the Achat Hotel (Starlight Express) on the Ruhrpark next door to the night club not far from the coal mining museum.
I must look up the Bochum-Dahlhausen Railway Museum next time I'm over there.
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