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Besides the tracks addition, take one: another sunlit spot races across a grove in the valley below Neulengbach.

Take two: looking at Eichgraben in the valley of the Nagelbach. The church at the bottom is called the Wienerwald Cathedral but was built just 61 years ago, right next to an older neo-gothic chapel – but I suspect nowadays the chapel is enough on normal Sundays again...

(Who can spot the signs of the near and far sides of the railway's horseshoe curve?)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Jul 15th, 2012 at 07:47:44 AM EST
How come the rails are all grey and unrusted?  Are they galvanized?
by njh on Sun Jul 15th, 2012 at 02:07:37 PM EST
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I'll ask a track specialist next time I meet one; but surely not galvanized. Speculating:
  • higher-quality steel probably rusts slower,
  • high traffic load means rails are dried in rain faster and flying iron and rust dust is removed faster,
  • maybe ÖBB also uses track vacuum cleaner trains,
  • higgher traffic also means more machine oil gets sprayed on the rails, which can act as protective layer.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jul 16th, 2012 at 02:20:09 AM EST
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