[EU] After the Rastatt incident; Diesel locomotives helping out on Stuttgart – Tübingen - Horb
You must have read about it, about the current situation at Rastatt. During the construction of a tunnel under the very, very busy the Karlsruhe – Basel line, part of a project to double the capacity of this route, monitoring instruments detected a subsidence under the two existing rail tracks on 12.08.2017. The ground depressed around 50 cm and caused the rails to buckle. All rail traffic, passenger and freight, had to be halted.
Until 07.10.2017, passenger have to take the bus. Many freight shuttles can not run, and operators have to transport their goods via road or by boat. However, with some creativity, good cooperation and extra patience, some trains were able to reach the Alps by rail. A unique solution was found by redirecting trains via the curvy, single-track, non-electrified Stuttgart – Tübingen - Horb route. We went there and documented the unique rolling stock combinations on 28, 29 and 30.08.2017.
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