The 100th Birthday of the magnificent Austrian locomotive 310.23, was celebrated in June 2011 all over Austria.
The video is in German, but the language is universal (not to mention the “happy birthday’ song in English).
The video is by TrainTV.
Karl Gölsdorf (1861-1916) of Austria, was one of the world’s most foremost designers of the steam locomotive in the early 20th century. What was considered his masterpiece is the most famous locomotive: Class 310 which he built in 1911. It was known for its tremendous speed and power, along with ELEGANCE in aesthetics at its time. Today, it is still one of the most popular steam locomotives for fans of European steam and history.
Older Video of 310 glory:
Part 1 and 2 of a segment of the April 2011 Run after rebuild:
This is one of my favorite YouTube videos edited and mixed by 4101950 on Youtube.
US Jazz music artist Pat Metheny’s piece: “Last Train Home” is put to a great montage of some of the world’s most beautiful steam locomotives, most of them still in operation today.