Hello All, As some of you might be aware, there was a steam festival at the Deutsches Dampflok Museum at Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg in northern Bavaria last month. It was run over the Whitsun weekend as part of the celebrations to commemorate 175 years of German railways and included a regular series of steam hauled trains up the 'Schiefe Ebene' which translates as 'steep incline'. And steep it is, with 5 miles of 1 in 40! Most of the trains were double headed, and all had banking assistance at the rear. I was there on the Saturday and, needless to say, I took loads of pictures. A selection of these is now on my Fotopic site and this is the first of them : Clicking on the picture will enlarge it and take you to the others. Alternatively, click on this link : http://ronfisher.fotopic.net/c1099919.html As usual, this is the 'stop Press!' collection for new pictures. In due course, I shall transfer them to a new collection in the 2nd Gallery and they will then be here : http://ronfisher2.fotopic.net/c1856554.html Hope that they are of interest.