On a hot day, the steam special has arrived its destination, the station of Behringersmühle at the Franconian Switzerland.
The branch line from Forchheim to Behringersmühle is in regular passenger service from Forchheim to Ebermannstadt. The last part, about 10 miles, is operated by a museum railway for 41 years now.
The steam special from Swabian capital Stuttgart to Franconian Switzerland was pulled by the DFS 4, an 0-8-0 ELNA, from Ebermannstadt on.
The Dampfbahn Fränkische Schweiz e. V. (Franconian Switzerland Steam Railway Co. Ltd.) or DFS is a German museum railway based in Ebermannstadt in Franconian Switzerland, part of northern Bavaria, Germany.
At the station of Behringersmühle, the loco heads to the other end of the train, while the young train staff is taking a short rest in the lovely landscape next to the train.
Franconian Switzerland (German: Fränkische Schweiz) is an upland in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany and a popular tourist retreat.
www.dfs.ebermannstadt.de - operator of the DFS 6 and the museums railway
http://schnellzuglok.de - operator of the steam special from Stuttgart