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Slezské Zemské Dráhy

AUSTRALIA RAILWAYS: CAIRNS KURANDA SCENIC RAILWAY - COUNTRY LINK CANBERRA HERITAGE RAILWAY - NORTH WILLIAMSTOWN RAILWAY MUSEUM PUFFING BILLY - QUEENSLAND RAILWAYS - SEYMOUR TO BENALLA RAILWAY SKYRAIL - VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY - ZIG ZAG RAILWAY - 707 GROUP - 3801
TRAVEL ARTICLES : BRISBANE - SYDNEY - MELBOURNE - WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

TASMANIA RAILWAYS: DON RIVER RAILWAY - DERWENT VALLEY RAILWAY - HOBART TRANSPORT MUSEUM - SHEFFIELD RAILWAY - WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY TASMANIA TRAVEL ARTICLES

NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS: ARTHURS PASS - AUCKLAND MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT (MOTAT) FERRYMEAD MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT - GLENBROOK RAILWAY - KINGSTON FLYER
MAINLINE STEAM AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON AND PICTON TO INVERCARGILL - PLAINS RAILWAY PLEASANT POINT RAILWAY - TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY - WEKA PASS RAILWAY
NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL ARTICLES - MILFORD SOUND - T.S.S. EARNSLAW - ROTORUA

PERU RAILWAYS - PERURAIL - F.C.C.A. - CENTRAL RAILWAY - SOUTHERN RAILWAY
CUSCO AND SANTA ANA RAILWAY - HUANCAYO AND HUANCAVELICA RAILWAY YAURICOCHA RAILWAY - CERRO DE PASCO - ENAFER

ECUADOR RAILWAYS - FERROCARRILL ECUATORIANA
E.F.E. - E.N.F.E. - GUAYAQUIL & QUITO - QUITO & SAN LORENZO
DURAN - YAGUACHI - BUCAY - HUIGRA - SIBAMBE - ALAUSI - RIOBAMBA - URBINA - EL BOLICHE - TAMBILLO - QUITO
IBARRA - PRIMER PASO - LITA - EL PROGRESO - SAN LORENZO

IRISH RAIL - NORTHERN IRELAND RAILWAYS - TRALEE AND BLENNERVILLE STEAM RAILWAY
ENGLAND - FFESTINIOG RAILWAY - GREAT ORME TRAMWAY - SCOTLAND

EUROPEAN RAILWAYS : HARZER-SCHMALSPUR-BAHNEN-RASENDER ROLAND - MOLLI GERMAN STEAM RAILWAYS - CZECH RAILWAYS - MAJORCAN RAILWAYS
MOROCCO RAILWAYS - NORWAY RAILWAYS - POLISH RAILWAYS
ROMANIAN RAILWAYS - SPANISH RAILWAYS - SLOVAK RAILWAYS

Slezské Zemské Dráhy

THE OSOBLAHA NARROW GAUGE - 2010

June 26, 2010 and July 10, 2010. The Osoblaha Ceske Drahy branch is a fantastic place to spend a day when steam is oporating. On the menu on the left are selected days with almost always fantastic photos. The 2010 calendar has steam on both every Saturday until August 31, 2010. The following photos were taken on June 26, 2010 and July 10, 2010.

June 26, 2010 was the big "track day" on the narrow gauge from Tremesna to Osoblaha when U 57.001, the resident steam locomotive operated the 1045 service train from Tremesna, returning from Osoblaha at 14.45. It was a glorious day, the train had eight coaches packed with standing room only and the engine performed faultlessly. U57.001 was the last narrow gauge engine built and also the largest and is on a 15 year lease from Club 760 in Austria.

This railway is one of the few using contemporary state railway stock but hauled by steam on scheduled service narrow gauge trains and is well worth a visit. It would be interesting if only for the five daily diesel trains hauled by Class 705 locos with miniature stock but the steam really makes it. The staff are extremely friendly and there are great photo opportunities. The railway web site is www.ozoblazsko.com.

The whole steam operation is due to, in the main, one man, Jaromir Foltyn of Olpas Moravia in Krnov and without him it would not exist. He is generally there himself every steam day and will welcome anybody from abroad and make sure they are looked after. Thank you Jaromir for your wonderful contribution to steam preservation.

Bands played at both ends, a small steam railway was erected at Osoblaha and refreshments and childrens entertainment were all provided.It was a real day out for the family. It is estimated over a thousand people attended.

The following photographs were taken on the big day and for completion some have been added from July 10, 2010 to give a complete picture. For photos of last year and other photos of SZD click on the menu on the left.

FIRST THE MACHINE

















THE TRAIN.











THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN























THE TRIP ITSELF.

TREMESNA V SLEZSKU.




LIPTAN.






DIVCI HRAD.














HORNI POVELICE.

AMALIN.




SLETZSKE RUDOLTICE.










KOBERNO.




BOHUSOV.





OSOBLAHA.
























THE LOCAL TRAIN WHICH GIVES PEOPLE THEIR EVERYDAY TRANSPORT



























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june 26, 2010

UPDATED 11 JULY 2010