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[Photoplug] Steam on the Bohinj (Wocheiner) Railway, Slovenia

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by wcmlbls1846, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. wcmlbls1846

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    Here are 72 photos of a trip in June behind a Kriegslok on this line in western Slovenia, from Jesenice, near Austria, to Nova Gorica, on the Italian border.

    It was opened in 1906 to provide an additional route from Salzburg and Vienna to the Adriatic port of Trieste, vital for land-locked Austria. Known as the Bohinj (Slovene) or Wocheiner (German) Rly, the single track, standard gauge line is now only lightly used and is not electrified.

    When built the line was in the Austro-Hungarian empire. After the empire collapsed in 1918, the line was divided between Yugoslavia and Italy until 1947, when the southern part transferred to Yugoslavia. The 96km line is now entirely in Slovenia.

    The southern part of the line runs through the Isonzo (now Soca) river valley, scene of ferocious fighting in the First world War.

    http://andrewstransport.smugmug.com/Yugoslav-trains/Slovenia-Bohinj-Railway-2014/43198377_jThGRc#!i=3416211802&k=5QVKnHW

    Slovenian Rlys run regular steam trips over the line; 16 are scheduled in 2014:

    http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/passengers/slovenia/on-an-excursion/heritage-train/take-the-heritage-train-along-the-bohinj-line

    Cheers

    Andrew N
     
  2. nanstallon

    nanstallon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that useful info. I 'did' this line back in 1973; must now find a space in my diary to go again.

    John
     

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