I spent a short hour hanging around on the platform at Aachen Hbf after work today. Basically just on the odd chance of a freight or two coming west. And indeed that was some fortunate timing, even if the light wasn't cooperating at all.
This is a train that I have been wanting to catch for a good while. I have no idea about the schedule or number, just that it is a good-sized unit train booked by "LKW Walter", a freight forwarder. It is loaded with trailers and swap bodies. Today it had a rather uncommon doubleheader of Crossrail's attractive class 185 electrics for power.
Beacon Rail 185 601 + 185 600 (on lease to Crossrail) approach Aachen Hbf with a unit train of "LKW Walter" swap bodies and trailers.
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