Our electric locomotive E 77 10 attended the Sommerfest in DB Museum Halle (Saale). The local organisers arranged footplate rides on their grounds so that anybody interested could vividly experience the electro-mechanical technique of the early 1920ies in full operation. After returning to the shed for the night, E 77 10 was lined up among further historical electric locomotives. It is noteworthy to point out that among these engines in the picture, E 77 10 is the only one in service. However, in Halle, a very active group of railroad enthusiasts and engineers are trying to reinvigorate E 95 02. Let us wish them all the best for their project! We have been very happy to participate in this festival :-)
Friday, September 1st, 2017, saw E 77 10 in service on the route of "The Classical 8" at Dresden. A private charter train was to operate outbound from Hauptbahnhof via Friedrichstadt and the "Neubauspange" (connecting the Berlin- and Leipzig-bound lines) to Weißig close to Nünchritz - and inbound via Niederau and Neustadt. As the single carriage, we could use a Bghw of SEM in Chemnitz-Hilbersdorf. We cordially thank our travellers for their initiative to organise and operate this train for them!
In early October 2017, our E 77 10 will take part in the train gala in Leipzig-Platzwitz. The local association of EMBB as well as we are looking forward to numerous interested guests! Maybe you want to be one of them... For details, please check EMBB's webpage (sorry, in German only, so far): http://dampfbahnmuseum.de/aktuelles/startseite
Author: Dr. Christof Schröfl, IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V.
- Published: 26 September 2017