At 10:00 AM on Sept 11th we boarded a train
for a 7 hour trip to Prague. We could have flown but by the time we got to the airport, flew and then into Prague it would
have taken us about the same time. We hoped to be able to see some of the countryside on out trip.
Railroad ties are concrete vs wood in the US.
The engines are all electric so the tracks were
covered by a spider web of live electrical wires.
We traveled First Class. The accommodations consisted
of 6 person compartments and an isle ruining down the right side of the car.
There were four of us so we ended up sharing the
compartment with two strangers. They were nice enough and we had an interesting conversation in spite of the language
The train compartments were set up to accommodate
one small bag per person in the overhead. Of course we had one small bag and a Pullman size bag per person. They ended
up sitting in front of us with our legs wrapped around them. Nope, no baggage checking.
We paralleled the Danube for part of trip and saw
on of the Viking River Boats as we passed by. These photos were taken out of the train window along the route. They
are in no particular order. Unfortunately it rained most of the way so there are some water spots on the window.