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Steam freight through Serbia

Posted in Serbia by folkestonejack on October 16, 2011

The sight of a steam locomotive hauling freight trains through Serbia ought to be history, but for a few days this week that experience will be re-created for a FarRail tour using charters.

The last real working steam ended in Serbia a few years ago and there are barely any locomotives in the country now in working condition. As I never got to see real steam in Serbia this tour seemed like a wonderful (and unexpected) opportunity to experience the next best thing. At the same time, with just so few locomotives in relatively poor conditions there is always the risk that it could be a last splutter of steam rather than a splendid ride into the sunset!

If all goes to plan, our route will take us through some spectacular countryside and across some stunning viaducts using a Kriegslok (class 33) whilst en route from Požarevac to Niš. Along the way we will also get to see some of the last steam locomotives at Resavica and visit the famous narrow gauge railway at Mokra Gora.

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