Germany: Ulm - Ravensburg

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    The Route
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    This route stretches through the farms of central Germany for 84 kilometers of newly electrified track (about 52 miles), with speeds of 140 km/h most of the way through the route. Our journey starts at Ulm Hauptbahnhof. Shortly after departure, we turn southwest alongside the Danube river.[​IMG]
    Ulm Hbf and the adjacent sidings
    After our travel along the Danube, we enter our first station: Ulm-Donautal. The stop has an adjacent industrial park which can be used for switching duties. Our next halt is Erbach (Württ). After departure we cross the Danube.
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    Rail bridge crossing the Danube
    Our next station is Laupheim West, where a 3km branch to Laupheim Stad spurs off. This creates a "wedge" style of platform. The branch also has a newly constructed south bend which enables trains to head south.
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    The branch line platform
    Next we service Schemmerberg, followed by Warthausen (which has a staggered platform). Our next station is Biberach (Riß). This is the main station in Biberach, a town of about 33 thousand. We proceed to Biberach (Riß) Süd. We then call at Bad Schussenried. At our next station, Aulendorf, one can transfer to east-west services.
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    Station building at Aulendorf
    We go through Mochenwangen, Niederniegen, and Weingarten Berg, before coming to Ravensburg.[​IMG]
    The platforms at Ravensburg
    Rolling Stock
    Despite the recent electrification, diesel stock is still used.
    DB 612
    Used on regional express services
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    DB 218
    Used on regional services[​IMG]
    DB 245
    Used on regional services[​IMG]
    Doppelstockwagen
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    Services
    Three types of services use this route. The most limited is the InterRegioExpress services. The middle class is the RegioExpress. The slowest is RegioBahn.
     
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