U57.002 approaching Divci Hrad.

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 Zemske Drahy Christmas Steam Special.
First Trip of 2017 -  June 3, 2017

SZD Slezske Zemske Drahy had the first trip of the season on June 3, 2017. Loco U57.002 operated the trip tender first outbound  AND ON THE RETURN CHIMNEY FIRST.  It was a fabulous day. 

SZD Slezske Zemske Drahy is the only Czech narrow gauge operated by Ceske Drahy and offering both vintage diesel and steam. The Ceske Drahy service trains are operated by fifty year old class 705 diesels and the steam scheduled services operate from June to August 27 on both Saturdays and Sundays and from September 2 to 16 on Saturday only.  There is an extra special trip on both November 11 and December 2.   There are two steam locos U46.002 (Resita) or U 57.001 (Skoda) on July 8 and 15 and August 12 and 19. 

The trains leaves Tremesna v Slezsku at 1040arriving Osoblaha at 1203 The return trip leaves Osoblaha at 1510 arriving Tremesna at 1641 to connect with the Ceske Drahy 1643 to Krnov, Ostrava and Olomouc..

To get to Tremesna you go by train from Praha to Olomouc, then connecting train to Krnov and finally a local train to Tremesna. Ceske Drahy regular Trains connect with the steam trains. We recommend staying in the Clarion Hotel in Olomouc overnight before the steam day.

Following photos were taken June 3, 2017:

Approaching Divci Hrad



At Divci Hrad




Ready to Depart Osoblaha



At Slezske Rudoltice



Train Crew Group



Some beautiful girls who turned out to be bandits. Never trust appearances!


A horrible bandit tried to hold up Pavel the engine driver!!



We had a visiting family from Ostrava, Jiri is Pendolino Conductor and a good friend of Slezske Zemske Drahy.



705.913 on the opposite service train. Another Bandit on the loose! What a Day!


 

Slezske Zemske Drahy Christmas Steam Special.
Saturday December 3, 2016

SZD Slezske Zemske Drahy had a special steam day on Saturday December 3, 2016 to celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas. Loco U57.002 will operated the trip.It was a wonderful day.

 

SZD Slezske Zemske Drahy is the only Czech narrow gauge operated by Ceske Drahy and offering both vintage diesel and steam. The Ceske Drahy service trains are operated by fifty year old class 705 diesels and the steam scheduled services operate from May to September with one of two steam locos either U46.002 or U 57.001.


Following are some photos on the Sazava Valley line for photos. A full set will follow but following are some we took. We had fantastic runbys and the trip was part of the plandampf.de programme.

 

 

 

 

This website is parallel with the www.kellstransportmuseum.com website and the www.corkairport.info website and www.irishrail.info, all of which make for highly entertaining reading.