Tuesday, 10th August 1982
Today's journeys cross the page in the atlas and Blogger won't let me align them correctly. The journey starts on the right hand map.
Although the pain in my gums was still there I decided it could be tolerated enough to enjoy another day's travels and so was down at the Hauptbahnhof in Graz for 08.20 to catch the "Robert Stoltz", another of the ÖBB's named expresses, (I looked him up: he was a composer, songwriter and conductor, born in Graz in 1880), which would take me back north to Bruck an der Mur, although this time on the rails rather than the road. We left on time, but somehow contrived to lose ten minutes on the way to Bruck. Fortunately, I still managed to make the connection onto the 09.08 to Unzmarkt, the highlight of that part of the journey being the 5,460m Galgelberg tunnel.
Unzmarkt was - and still is - the junction for the Murtalbahn and another new operator for me - the Steiermärkische Landesbahn, or Styrian Government Railway. The Murtalbahn was another 760mm line and my train was formed of an almost brand-new diesel railcar.
|The Steiermärkische Landesbahn train for Tamsweg at Unzmarket|
|After arrival at Tamsweg|
|The steam special for Tamsweg leaving Murau.|
|Inside the depot at Murau|
|The railcar for Ubelbach at Peggau Deutschfeistritz|
|Modern two-car bogie tram on line 1|
|Four-wheeler car operating an "Extra" (E)|
|And one with a trailer on line 4|