Jonathan Lee

Worldly Images

Hungary May 2014

This is an extract from a multi-country report to read the full report use the following link:

Multi Trip Germany – Croatia – Hungary – Switzerland – Germany May 2014

This trip was a week roaming Europe: Germany – Croatia – Hungary – Switzerland – Germany

Originally this trip was to include Slovenia but due to the ice storms they had over Winter that resulted in massive OHL damage and stopped the Citadella running from Ljubljana we had to rethink our plans and opted for Croatia instead and not a bad substitute it was.

A lot of hard work went into getting this trip right, especially in Croatia, so much so that a complete list of what worked what on the Zargeb – Varazdin line was compile for the two weeks prior to us going, from the HZ Mapper, just so we knew what was hauled regularly and what wasn’t.

Not only was HZ Mapper scrutinized, the very same was done with MAV Mapper to make sure certain trains were what they should be.

I almost came a cropper during the planning as my planned overnight EN499 from Munich to Zagreb was retimed almost 4 hours earlier due to engineering work in Austria; thankfully I had plenty of time from my flight to its rescheduled 1938 departure so it wasn’t a problem.

With the tools available nowadays for planning trips I’ve found that if you put the hard work in prior to the trip then you reap the rewards during; and are a lot more prepared should things start to go wrong.


Booked direct through the respective airline (Lufthansa or British Airways)

LH2473 1105 Heathrow – Munich (£115.54)

BA921 1920 Stuttgart – Heathrow (€35.04)


Celldomolk (Hungary) – Déjà vu Panzio (£66 for a twin room for two nights) – 10 minute walk from Celldomolk station, above a pizza restaurant that was bustling with people. One member of staff spoke a little English. As we were out early we managed to negotiate some sandwiches to take with us for breakfast, which were presented to us after we’d finished our pizzas. The food was cheap, the area quiet, the room clean and spacious and the staff helpful and accommodating and the place was a steal at £66 for two nights.

Train Tickets

Inter Rail

15 Day Global Pass – £314 (including a 15% discount being offered at the time)

Deutsche Bahn

Reservations for overnight trains all done by phone through DB’s London office

EN1199 1938 Munich HB – Zagreb (£27.50 for a berth in a twin cabin – reservation only)

EN466 1910 Budapest Keleti – Zurich HB (£41.58 for a berth in a twin cabin – reservation only)

Saturday 3rd May 2014 (Croatia to Hungary)

The weather hadn’t improved at all as we entered Hungary and rain persisted at Gyekenyes during the 90 minutes we had to wait for our first MAV train of the day. To add insult to the crappy weather the inbound of our train arrived with MAV 630029 piloting 433308, both with pan’s up. Of course 630029 was shunted off and went into the yard to work a freight and 433308 was later run round the 3 coach set to work back to Dombovar with 8215 at 1327. At least on board the stock it was dry and warm even if there was no freight engine on the front!

Shortly before departure M62 628311 arrived with a freight and MAV 418230 departed with 8907 1015 Pecs – Szombathely. As we were deposited in the middle of nowhere by 433308 my first impressions of Hungary were that it was a country with plenty of space, the small stations seemingly serving small communities situated in the middle of fields. This impression didn’t change much until we arrived into Szombathely that evening.

Having watched 433308 disappear off into the distance, as it left us at the single platform that formed Bolhas station, we were glad to see 433205 arriving from the opposite direction almost to time with 8234 1208 Dombovar – Nagykanizsa. We almost dropped a bullock when we chose to carry on from Gyekenyes to Murakeresztur, for our plus 8 at 4 late. The single line into Murakeresztur opens up into two leads way outside the station which can result in trains missing. While we had a good few minutes 433209 was already sat in with 8235 1427 Nagykanizsa – Dombovar and between us and it when we arrived into the platform was 630029 with a freight. We were glad we opted to run round the front of 630029 and board straight away, without getting a photo of 630029/433209 side by side, as no sooner had we boarded did the red cap give the crew the tip to depart; 2 minutes early!

As with most people’s trips to Hungary these days our plan was to incorporate the GySev 651’s and what better way to get towards civilization than on the Pecs 651 turn? So from Gyekenyes we headed out to yet another deserted station, this time Belavar, on 8904 1308 Szombathely – Pecs with MAV 418108; my first ever rattling Ganz and nothing to write home about at all, in fact quite rubbish really. Of course what was to pick us up at Belavar would be far better; or so I thought…….

GySev 651003 arrived promptly with 8905 1415 Pecs – Sopron and the front coach was empty and red hot. As the wind had got up the noise from the engine would be blown to one side of the train and I was poised with the window open as we departed Belavar; never before have I been so disappointed with thrash from an engine. I’d heard lots of people give the 651s a good report and yet 651003 was virtually noiseless, there was no meat to it at all and the only noise I could hear was from whining fans, which isn’t thrash at all. The complete lack of thrash continued all the way to Szombathely, where we were that disappointed with the lack of noise we flagged 651008 on IC911 1900 Szombathely – Budapest Keleti in favour of a walk into town to find something to eat and a move on electrics later.

Our food move turned into nothing more than a 15 minute walk towards town for a 15 minute walk back, during which we found nothing open at all. We were thinking that it may have been due to it having been a Bank Holiday on the Thursday and people taking an extended weekend? As luck didn’t have it the only bakery type place on the station concourse had closed by the time we returned so the only thing we could do was have a beer in the station bar; where I realised that the stories of beer being cheaper than water in these parts of the world were actually true! At least we were given a bit of entertainment by some drunk who didn’t want to leave the station while we sat drinking our beer. Thankfully we eventually managed to find a small shop tucked away in a corner of the station, which had sandwiches for sale, so we didn’t starve that evening.

Fester over we departed Szombathely on a very empty 9021 2005 Szombathely – Veszprem with GySev 430321 in GySev’s distinct yellow/green livery. We only did it to Porpac as a fill-in move for GySev 430327 back into Szombathely on 9206 1638 Budapest Keleti – Szombathely; the main event for the evening, and the sole reason for staying out a bit late, was 9041 2117 Szombathely – Celldomolk. On a Saturday it was booked a freight MAV 630 and we weren’t to be disappointed when we found 630027 already sat on the train waiting to depart when we arrived back into Szombathely.

Covering the MAV 630 turn had ultimately resulted in us deciding to stay in Celldomolk rather than Szombathely for two nights and upon arrival in Celldomolk, map in hand, it took about 10 minutes to walk to the Déjà vu Panzio. The wind had got up during the day and it wasn’t the nicest of walks but at least it hadn’t started to rain!

Everything we walked past in Celldomolk was closed, other than bars, as you might expect at 2200 on a Saturday night maybe? We were so glad to find that our lodging for the night was actually above a pizza restaurant that was bustling with people. One member of staff spoke a little English and we were soon checked in and shown to our room. As we were out early we managed to negotiate some sandwiches to take with us for breakfast, which were presented to us after we’d finished our pizzas. The food was cheap, the area quiet, the room clean and spacious and the staff helpful and accommodating and the place was a steal at £66 for two nights.

Sleep wasn’t hard to come by that night…….

The Moves (Hungary)

433308 Gyekenyes Bolhas 1327 Gyekenyes – Dombovar 8215
433305 Bolhas Murakeresztur 1208 Dombovar – Nagykanizsa 8234
433209 Murakeresztur Gyekenyes 1427 Nagykanizsa – Dombovar 8235
418108 Gyekenyes Belavar 1308 Szombathely – Pecs 8904
651003 Belavar Szombathely 1415 Pecs – Sopron 8905
430321 Szombathely Porpac 2005 Szombathely – Veszprem 9021
430327 Porpac Szombathely 1638 Budapest Keleti – Szombathely 9206
630027 Szombathely Celldomolk 2117 Szombathely – Celldomolk 9041


Gen for Saturday 3rd May 2014

(Other than in the moves above)


418320 8907 1015 Pecs – Szombathely, 8906 1708 Szombathely – Pecs

433187 844 1330 Budapest Deli – Nagykanizsa

433210 8244 1408 Dombovar – Nagykanizsa

480021 IC201 1002 Zagreb GK – Budapest Deli (from Gyekenyes with 433187 on rear), IC205 1434 Zagreb GK – Budapest (seen at Gyekenyes)

630029/433308 8212 1008 Dombovar – Gyekenyes (630029 leading both pans up on arrival)


651008 IC911 1900 Szombathely – Budapest Keleti (ex Szombathely)

The Photographs (Hungary)


Sunday 4th May 2014 (Hungary)

We were up for the 0608 from Celldomolk to Gyor, the walk to the station not being dissimilar to the one in the opposite direction the previous night; the wind not having died down at all. Even though we’d completely dissed 651008 the previous night we’d planned to do a move on the GySev turns on the IC’s ex Gyor. Having replaced GySev 430327 on 9209 0522 Szombathely – Budapest Keleti MAV 418318 set us off in the right direction; rattling its way to Gyor.

We didn’t have long at Gyor but were treated to a passing Floyd Class 56 while we waited, 659002 (56115). The problem was that the 56 shouldn’t have been passing at all! I’d noticed it approaching in the distance and also noticed the red signal at the end of the platform that it had so figured I’d got plenty of time to get outside of the station canopy and into the sunlight for a photo while it was slowing down. Wrong! While I was faffing to get my camera out Aidy commented on the fact that it was moving a bit, not having actually realised it had a red at the platform end himself, I turned round to find it almost on top of me, snapped the shot and moments later 659002 was sailing past the red at the platform end, brakes screeching away, hard on!

It wasn’t just a run of the mill SPAD (signal passed at danger) it was a good one, the loco and the first half of the train were past it, a good 200m I’d say. During the braking we noticed a window open in the offices above the station, from which a woman appeared and looked on in disbelief and just stood there shaking her head until the train stopped then disappeared back inside again; I was guessing there was a driver on 659002 that wasn’t in the best of places at that time and was bracing himself for a good dressing down. From where we were stood it looked like his train was only about 100m from the crossover points outside the station; from where GySev 1116059 appeared shortly after he’d stopped with our train to Repcelak so we didn’t get to see the aftermath unfortunately.

IC trains in Hungary require a compulsory reservation and ours from Gyor to Repcelak cost HUF450 each. We bought our return ones at the same time, costing the same. We were hoping that the disappointing 651003, from the previous evening, wouldn’t produce at Csorna to work IC910 0610 Budapest Keleti – Szombathely forward and we weren’t disappointed in those stakes as 651008 was sat waiting to drop on the moment 1116059 was removed. However bellowing out of the toilet window when 651008 depart soon brought back memories of the previous evening as 651008 was just as shocking. No thrash, plenty of clag, plenty of fan noise; a big, big disappointment, especially after hearing so many good things about them. Not my cup of tea at all and something that I certainly won’t be going out of my way to get in again.

We had an hour fester at Repcelak which we spent working out a bash for when we got back to Gyor as we weren’t satisfied with the one we’d already planned. At least there was a drinks machine in the waiting room to provide refreshments; there was nothing else around outside the station at all.

Move sorted we waited patiently on the platform, in the wind, which was becoming bearable as the sun had now come out too. As we expected MAV 418204 came bowling in with IC917 0811 Szentgotthard – Budapest Keleti; the diagram it was working recently having transferred back to being a Szombathely 418 vice GySev 651 due to GySev having freight commitments for one of the 651s and needing 100% availability to cover all the turns!

418204 gave way to MAV Traxx loco 480003 at Csorna for the run to Budapest Keleti; we got off at Gyor where we were treated to another Floyd train passing through, this time it turned out to be a pair of 86’s, 450001 with 450004 dead in train, these clearly having the road straight through the station! There was no sign of 659002 and its train so the SPAD issue had obviously been cleared up and the train sent on its way.

Our replanned bash for the afternoon wouldn’t have us going far really and started with a return trip on OBB Railjet trains to a mouthful of a place, by the name of Mosonmagyarovar; easy to say once you know how. It wasn’t a massive plus there as it was and we were late going out from Gyor but it made.

Railjet trains don’t seem to be on time at all in the Gyor area and evidence of why became clear as we waited for people to walk down the platforms at Mosonmagyarovar to get into their booked coach. We were then further delayed as some guy dropped one of his bags between the train and platform edge; he didn’t even hesitate to get down onto the tracks and pick it back up and then return further up the platform to collect more bags. Bizarrely though the guard and security guard on the station seemed to think it had been either Me or Aidy that had gone down onto the tracks, or it certainly seemed that way when they boarded the train at our door and demanded our tickets. The language barrier didn’t help but once we’d departed the guard did actually apologise to us, we assumed having realised he’d picked on the wrong people? That Railjet escapade soon put pay to our plans that involved a second round trip to Mosonmagyarovar before we headed back towards Celldomolk that afternoon.

Our next fag packet plan move then became dud GySev 1116059 out to Acs for GySev 1116065 back to Gyor Gyarvaros on 9202 1038 Budapest Keleti – Szombathely where we spotted our third Floyd train of the day, another pair of 86’s this time 450005/004 in multi. From this point on our move went downhill and ultimately resulted in us returning towards Celldomolk a lot earlier than we’d planned.

Having done 418316 into Gyor on 9215 1124 Celddomolk – Gyor we soon realised that we should have waited at Gyor Gyarvaros for 418156 on 39515 1100 Veszprem – Gyor, which arrived shortly after we did; by which time we’d discovered the 1328 Gyor – Budapest to be a nice shiny new pair of Flirt EMUs! We’d seen 418156 at Gyor that morning and hadn’t been able to figure out what it had been on at the time, we then worked out it had been 39512 0724 Gyor – Veszprem; whether booked hauled or not I don’t know as it’s not listed in any diagram I could find?

The Flirt’s put pay to us doing any further moves ex Gyor and we spent the hour we had to fester working a rather nice bash out around Boba that would redeem the afternoon/evening. Meanwhile 418316 shunted its stock out and then brought it back in, still on the Gyor end of the train. MAV Traxx 480015, which we’d assume would work the 1328 to Budapest, was confirmed by the driver as being booked to work 9303 1428 Gyor – Budapest Deli instead. We did this to Gyor Gyarvaros and then boarded 9234 1456 Gyor – Celldomolk there, not actually realizing until halfway through the trip to Celldomolk that 418316 was on the rear of the train, which 418308 led, both powering all the way. Had we checked the diagrams more thoroughly we’d have figured out that the train was booked T&T; hence the reason we should have flagged 418316 going into Gyor in favour of 418156 coming in from Veszprem.

Our relaxing afternoon jaunt back to Celldomolk was going swimmingly until we got to Vinar and waited for 15 minutes for a late running 9203 1507 Szombathely – Budapest Keleti to run through. This put our third reworked plan into disarray for the afternoon, us being on a plus 8 at Celldomolk for 903 1607 Szombathely – Budapest Deli to Boba, yet as we rounded the curve into Celldomolk we spotted MAV 431180 sat in, seemingly waiting to depart with a train towards Boba. As we were crossing its path it couldn’t do so until we got to the platform end. The destination boards in the stock confirmed it was a train bound for Budapest Deli and thankfully it was a cross platform leap and we made it with ease.

From that point on our evening went smoothly enough, involving no less than 9 MAV 431’s and a MAV 418, with us arriving back into Celldomolk off 908 1830 Budapest Deli – Szombathely at 2113. Spending even 15 minutes at Boba, nothing more than a junction station in the middle of nowhere, is fascinating enough just to watch the stock shunts that occur every hour.

One set comes in on a Zalaegerszeg – Boba and is then shunted to the rear of the Budapest Deli bound train. A train then arrives from Budapest Deli and detaches a couple of coaches from the rear these then form the next Boba – Zalaegerszeg train with the same loco that came in from Zalaegerszeg; all done very efficiently even if the trains weren’t on time at all, all seemed to be about 5-10 late departing Boba.

The only issues we had that evening we when we were festering at Nemeskocs for 9523 1646 Zalaegerszeg – Celldomolk, which turned up a good 25 late with 431284 and 431145 dead in train. While we did have alternatives at that point we still opted to do 431284 to Celldomolk where we were pleasantly surprised to have not passed either 9526 1806 Celldomolk – Zalaegerszeg or 9023 1812 Celldomolk – Veszprem. 9023 was sat in the adjacent platform as we arrived with 431351 and the stock we arrived on actually formed 9526 with 431107 backing straight down from the head-shunt as we came to a stand. We couldn’t get from the guard of 9023 which train was going to depart first so we stood on the platform and the moment the road came off for 9023 first we clambered aboard and got off at Nemeskocs to wait for 431107 behind on 9526; much to the confusion of the guard! 431107 with 9526 wasn’t far behind so we didn’t have to wait long.

Before we departed Boba on 956 1909 Boba – Zalaegerszeg with 431179, 431284 turned up light from Celldomolk which gave us an extra bonus after we went to Janoshaza and back into Celldomolk with 431335 on 9511 1846 Zalaegerszeg – Celldomolk, in that 431145 that was dead in train last time we’d gone into Celldomolk then dropped onto the set to work 9518 2006 Celldomolk – Zalaegerszeg; as per diagram.

Our wait at Nemeskeresztur was a bleak one, it was still windy, there was nobody else about at all and not a building in sight! Thankfully MAV 418310 turned 10 late, having been announced so. Luckily 908 1830 Budapest Deli – Szombathely was also a little late and we made it at Boba. 431362 delivering us back to Celldomolk, topping off a very enjoyable evening in the Boba area.

While the Déjà vu Panzio wasn’t as full as it had been on the Saturday night it was still open for food and a pizza & beer were a very welcome sight! As we were checking out early the following morning the bill was paid while we waited for our food and sandwiches were again produced in lieu of us missing breakfast again the following morning.

The Moves

418318 Celldomolk Gyor 0522 Szombathely – Budapest Keleti 9209
1116059 Gyor Csorna 0610 Budapest Keleti – Szombathely IC910
651008 Csorna Repcelak
418204 Repcelak Csorna 0811 Szentgottard – Budapest Keleti IC917
480003 Csorna Gyor
1116214 Gyor Mosonmagyarovar 0910 Budapest Keleti – Munich HB RJ62
1116217 Mosonmagyarovar Gyor 0948 Wein Westbahnhof – Budapest Keleti RJ49
1116059 Gyor Acs 0907 Szombathely – Budapest Keleti 9207
1116065 Acs Gyor Gyarvaros 1038 Budapest Keleti – Szombathely 9202
418316 Gyor Gyarvaros Gyor 1124 Celldomolk – Gyor 9215
480015 Gyor Gyor Gyarvaros 1428 Gyor – Budapest Deli 9303
418308 Gyor Gyarvaros Celldomolk 1456 Gyor – Celldomolk 9234
431180 Celldomolk Boba 1607 Szombathely – Budapest Deli 903
431379 Boba Nemeskocs 1615 Veszprem – Celddomolk 9016
431284 Nemeskocs Celldomolk 1646 Zalaegerszeg – Celldomolk 9523
431351 Celldomolk Nemeskocs 1812 Celldomolk – Veszprem 9023
431107 Nemeskocs Boba 1806 Celldomolk – Zalaegerszeg 9526
431179 Boba Janoshaza 1909 Boba – Zalaegerszeg 956
431335 Janoshaza Celldomolk 1846 Zalaegerszeg – Celldomolk 9511
431145 Celldomolk Nemeskeresztur 2006 Celldomolk – Zalaegerszeg 9518
418310 Nemeskeresztur Boba 1659 Kaposvar – Celldomolk 8806
431362 Boba Celldomolk 1830 Budapest Deli – Szombathely 908


Gen for Sunday 4th May 2014

(Other than in the moves above)


418156 39512 0724 Gyor – Veszprem, 39515 1100 Veszprem – Gyor

418305 9212 0634 Gyor – Celldomolk

418311 39514 1056 Gyor – Veszprem

418312 9292 0833 Budapest Keleti – Szombathely (from Celldomolk)

431107 9510 0606 Celldomolk – Zalaegerszeg

431179 9519 0440 Zalaegerszeg – Celldomolk

431284 9508 2109 Boba – Zalaegerszeg

470006 IC912 0810 Budapest Keleti – Csorna, IC942 1002 Csorna – Sopron

EMU xxxx 1328 Gyor – Budapest Deli


1116063 9934 1440 Gyor – Sopron

430321 9020 0422 Veszprem – Szombathely

430327 9209 0522 Szombathely – Budapest Keleti (to Celldomolk)

430335 9021 2005 Szombathely – Veszprem

470505 9915 1137 Sopron – Gyor (1116063 dead on rear)

The Photographs (Gyor Area)


The Photographs (Boba/Celldomolk Area)


Monday 5th May 2014 (Hungary)

Having done our Boba bash the previous evening we’d worked out that the locos on our planned early start would in theory all be ones we’d had the previous night so we had a lay-in for a later than planned start at 0645 from Celldomolk!

Thankfully the wind had died down and even more thankfully shops, namely bakeries, were open as we walked to the station, which allowed us a more savory breakfast than sandwiches. All the shops at the station were also open for hot drinks so the morning was good.

GySev 430326 was at the helm of 909 0605 Szombathely – Budapest Deli and we got seats at the front of the train for our run to Szekesfehervar where we got off to do a couple of step-back moves towards Kelenfold; or not as the case turned out……

We planned to do 4527 0846 Szekesfehervar – Budapest Deli but it was immediately evident that we’d been bowled for that when we found a pair of shiny new Flirt EMUs in the platform waiting to depart with said train; bowled again, and it wouldn’t be the last time during the day’s bash either! All we could do was wait for 9067 0830 Veszprem – Budapest Deli behind and hope it wasn’t an EMU. Thankfully it wasn’t and we did 431143 to Kelenfold for an EMU round to Kobanya Kispest. There was engineering works hindering train movements in/out of Budapest Keleti so we decided not to even get involved in any form of Kelenfold leaps and headed straight for moves ex Budapest Nyugati.

We got off to a great start at Kobanya Kispest and with a hand written simplifier of the loco-hauled trains between Kobanya Kispest & Budapest Nyugati we had more of a problem trying to keep on top of the move writing than actually finding trains to do.

Unfortunately some of the locals on the Nyugati – Cegled/Monor services produced Flirt EMU’s. There was actually a notice on the hauled stock about Flirt EMUs, we were guessing it was announcing that they would be entering service, which they obviously had. Unfortunately what went out to both Cegled & Monor didn’t always come back on what you’d expect it to and this caught us out a couple of times. Still there were enough trains to go at and there was always something else along shortly afterwards.

Budapest Nyugati train shed platforms are something else; it was like stepping back into the 1970’s when we first got off there. 4 locos on the blocks, all in a similar colour to BR blue, the sun shining through the windows above and the whole ambiance of the place just giving a feel that it was in a different decade. I was suitably impressed. The hustle and bustle right outside the station doors gave a completely different perspective mind.

During the afternoon we spotted a ballast train at Kobanya Kispest with M61.020 a freight with DB 478001 and also MAV 431009 with 796 1605 Kobanya Kispest – Kelebia (usually starts Keleti but diverted due to engineering works at Keleti). 431009 was the oldest one we saw and at 1967 vintage and 47 years old it was a pleasure to see such locos still running around.

By 1600 in the afternoon the novelty had worn off and locos had started to come back out of Nyugati that we’d had in. Coupled with the fact that we couldn’t predict what would do what on the locals with the EMU’s being dotted about we decided to call it a day upon arrival into Nyugati with 431062 on IC615 1332 Nyireghhaza – Budapest Nyugati and headed across to Keleti to make sure the engineering works didn’t hinder our overnights that night.

We opted for the metro from Nyugati to Keleti, which isn’t signposted out of the station but it immediately out of the doors and turn right, and then down the stairs. A single ticket costs HUF350 per person to get to Keleti and the journey involves a change at Deak Ferenc ter en-route; the whole journey only taking 12 minutes, including the change.

We managed to confirm that our overnights, to Zurich for me & Munich for Aidy, weren’t affected by the engineering works. It then didn’t take us long to figure out from the arrival/departure screen what was running. Having no gen for the locals ex Keleti we soon realised that the Keleti – Sulsap/Hatvan trains were MAV 432s and thanks to a late runner inbound we managed to do two quick returns to Kobanya Felso before making time for food, which ended up being at McDonalds over the road from Keleti.

Food over Aidy and I parted company, he was off to do a few more spins before his Munich overnight, I headed over to platform 1 for my 1910 Euro Night to Zurich. When I got  there I found the 1910 Euro Night to Bucharest! Had I paid more attention to the screens before rushing off I’d have saved myself a lot of walking round Budapest Keleti station! My train was actually in platform 9, both EN trains departing for Bucharest & Zurich at the same time. Platform 9 had been about 20 yards to my right at the time I should have paid more attention!

MAV470009 was at the head of the train and I was in the back coach in a two berth sleeper compartment. I was joined at Kelenfold by the compartment’s other occupant who wanted the upper berth as opposed to his lower berth; I wasn’t going to complain and spent the evening relaxing and recharging both my electrical goods and myself as we headed to Vienna.

Upon arrival at Wein Westbahnhof 1116170 was attached to EN466 and the MAV day coaches detached nearest the blocks. We were then shunted onto the OBB day coaches in another platform to make up the set going forward to Zurich as EN466. Unfortunately there was no gronk action for me, unlike some of the other trains in the station which were being shunted about by an OBB diesel shunter. Engine spotted I didn’t need to remain awake for any other reason and was in bed before we departed Wein.

The Moves

430326 Celldomolk Szekesfehervar 0605 Szombathely – Budapest Deli 909
431143 Szekesfehervar Kelenfold 0830 Veszprem – Budapest Deli 9067
5341039 Kelenfold Kobanya Kispest 0916 Szekesfehervar – Kobanya Kispest 4437
432317 Kobanya Kispest Kobanya Also 1007 Monor – Budapest Nyugati 2747
432262 Kobanya Also Zuglo 0948 Cegled – Budapest Nyugati 2537
431229 Zuglo Kobanya Kispest 1053 Budapest Nyugati – Szeged IC762
431125 Kobanya Kispest Zuglo 0603 Zahony – Budapest Nyugati 6107
431068 Zuglo Budapest Nyugati 0731 Miskolc – Budapest Nyugati IC659
431225 Budapest Nyugati Zuglo 1153 Budapest Nyugati – Szeged IC704
431218 Zuglo Budapest Nyugati 0945 Szeged – Budapest Nyugati IC757
431151 Budapest Nyugati Zuglo 1223 Budapest Nyugati – Budapest Keleti IC565
431142 Zuglo Kobanya Kispest 1228 Budapest Nyugati – Zahony 6204
432309 Kobanya Kispest Zuglo 1148 Cegled – Budapest Nyugati 2515
431221 Zuglo Kobanya Kispest 1253 Budapest Nyugati – Szeged IC714
431120 Kobanya Kispest Zuglo 0730 Budapest Keleti – Budapest Nyugati IC657
431100 Zuglo Budapest Nyugati 0803 Zahony – Budapest Nyugati 6205
432241 Budapest Nyugati Zuglo 1408 Budapest Nyugati – Monor 2744
431044 Zuglo Kobanya Kispest 1428 Budapest Nyugati – Zahony 6104
431188 Kobanya Kispest Zuglo 1245 Szeged – Budapest Nyugati IC715
432300 Zuglo Kobanya Kispest 1503 Budapest Nyugati – Cegled 2516
432291 Kobanya Kispest Zuglo 1448 Cegled – Budapest Nyugati 2545
431058 Zuglo Kobanya Kispest 1553 Budapest Nyugati – Szeged IC706
431062 Kobanya Kispest Budapest Nyugati 1332 Nyireghhaza – Budapest Nyugati IC615
432254 Budapest Keleti Kobanya Felso 1720 Budapest Keleti – Sulysap 3536
432345 Kobanya Felso Budapest Keleti 1624 Sulysap – Budapest Keleti 3413
432235 Budapest Keleti Kobanya Felso 1750 Budapest Keleti – Sulysap 3446
432293 Kobanya Felso Budapest Keleti 1724 Sulysap – Budapest Keleti 3423
470009 Budapest Keleti Heygeshalom 1910 Budapest Keleti – Zurich HB EN466
Heygeshalom Wein Westbahnhof
1116170 Wein Westbahnhof Buchs


Gen for Monday 5th May 2014

(Other than in the moves above)


418159 9217 0650 Celldomolk – Gyor

418308 9220 0509 Gyor – Celldomolk

431009 796 1605 Kobanya Kispest – Kelebia (Start Kobanya Kispest vice Keleti due engineering work)

431107 9022 0645 Celldomolk – Szombathely

431296 18502 0805 Budapest Deli – Nagykanizsa

431351 9010 0527 Veszprem – Szombathely

480023 6103 1003 Zahony – Budapest Nyugati

EMU 4527 0846 Szekesfehervar – Budapest Deli (Vice 2xMAV431)

The Photographs (Budapest Nyugati Area)


The Photographs (Budapest Keleti Area)

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Switzerland May 2014

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Multi Trip Germany – Croatia – Hungary – Switzerland – Germany May 2014

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