Category Archives: Austria

Austria’s Railjet

Modern Austrian icons 1 Austria’s Railjet By Ernest H. Robl Railjet is Austria’s premier 21st Century long-distance passenger rail service, operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). The official logo is all


Falkenstein A real castle for your layout By Ernest H. Robl Do you recognize the structure in the image below?  If you’ve browsed a Kibri catalog in the last 30 years, you

Austria’s ÖBB class 1822

Austria’s ÖBB class 1822 An orphan series that may just give you the perfect train to model By Ernest H. Robl As happens elsewhere in life, the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) class

The Trisanna Bridge

The Trisanna Bridge An Austrian icon   By Ernest H. Robl   In the Alpine country west of Innsbruck, Austria, one of the most iconic locations, pictures of which symbolize far western


Transitions By Ernest H. Robl   The end of the year is a time for reflection on what has changed and what hasn’t. So, I thought I would share another of my

An Austrian Railroad Christmas

An Austrian Railroad Christmas Revised repost with pictures  A version of this story appeared in the magazine German Life in 2006.  The story is based on a trip to Austria made in

Early beginnings

Early beginnings  By Ernest H. Robl   People ask me how I first became interested in railroads—and, of course, model railroads. On reflection in recent years, I’ve come to the conclusion that