gauge railways of Yugoslavia
pruge bivse Jugoslavije
by Ron Fisher taken in May 1966
Ready to leave Sarajevo are a pair of 83 Class 0-8-2s double
heading a freight train; the leading engine is 83 014.
through the Bosnian countryside behind 83 Class 0-8-2 83 062
and 85 Class 2-8-2 85 029.
taken at Raštelica (38km from Sarajevo) as
we climb towards Bradina. The original route
between Raštelica and Bradina over the Ivan Pass was
rack-equipped but the route was re-aligned in the 1930s with a
series of loops and a 3km long tunnel ending at Bradina
97 Class 0-6-4 97 024 at Bradina. From Bradina there is a 13
kilometer rack section down to Konjic and the 97s were fitted
with rack equipment to work this section. They were four
cylinder locomotives with the centre cylinders between the
frames working the cogwheel rack equipment. 26th May 1966.
0-6-4 97 020 at Bradina on the 760mm gauge line between
Sarajevo and Mostar.
83 161 at
Jablanica, about halfway between Sarajevo and Mostar.The
gentleman in the long grey coat on the left is the renowned
railway author and photographer Dr. P. Ransome Wallis who was
also on this tour.
85-020 is ready to
leave Dubrovnik on an express to Sarajevo, 26th May
1966. This was the last year of through trains beyond
writes: Having arrived at Dubrovnik, we had a free day so,
first thing after breakfast, we made a bee-line to the
car hire office. Lucky we did as they only had one car
available and, as we drove off in it, we saw some other member
of the party heading up the hill towards the car hire
office! We then spent the day photographing trains in
the mountains behind Dubrovnik.
a passenger train
83 Class 0-8-2 83 055 engaged in a spot of
shunting at Hum.
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