In August 2007 I spent a day in Jenbach, station to two well known steam railways: the Achensee rack railway and the Zillertalbahn
One original Zillertalbahn locomotive on display in the village of Jenbach. It is an engine of the famous "Reihe U", the most numerously built narrow gauge locomotive type in Europe.
From the rear. Note the frame: the inside frame between the drivers swings to the outside on the rear.
Achenseebahn locomotive. It has a very peculiar motion in the gear. The cylinder motion runs in reverse when the locomotive is running forward.
Visual play: the doors of one of the cars.
Zillertalbahn, arriving train
Reoiling and regreasing
Detail of the peculiar Walschaerts valve gear. I suppose this engine does not have the ordinary piston valves but uses camshafts and poppet valves.
After recoaling the engine was moved to the hydrant
Ash was scooped out of the firebox into a wheelbarrow and extinguished.
The smokebox was cleared
and the locomotive left alone until the next run.
Just that atmosphere
Coming on stage for the next performance