It was not a hardship to be up early to see (and hear!) things like this from the bedroom window of the Fremdenzimmer in which I was staying in the village of Laufen. The morning sun is still low in the sky as Class 50 2-10-0 No. 050 383-9 slogs up the 1 in 48 gradient from Laufen station with a freight train for Sigmaringen from Tübingen on another gorgeous morning, Friday 8th May 1970. Despite the spectacle, various locals go about their business oblivious to the audio visual display! Slide No. 5026.