Paul Steane's Photography Pages

Bulgaria 2009

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87022-0 stands between duties at Pirdop station.
Photograph taken on 03/10/2009 at 11:06
87003-0 and 87010-5 arrive at Pirdop on a freight from Ruse.
Photograph taken on 03/10/2009 at 11:18
87003-0 has joined 87022-0 in the siding at Pirdop to await their next working.
Photograph taken on 03/10/2009 at 11:51
Romania-built BDZ 760mm gauge loco 77 002-4 stands at Dobrinishte on the 09:50 service train to Septemvri. The PTG party had a reserved coach on the rear of this train.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 09:19
Derelict/preserved steam locos at Bansko.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 10:06
77 002-4 passes a Mosque north of Jakoruda.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 11:36
Arriving at Avramova - at 1267m above Sea Level, the highest station in Bulgaria.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 11:58
Velingrad.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 13:03
Photo stop: crossing a train at Dolene.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 13:48
The opposite working arriving at Dolene.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 13:59
Varvara.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 14:38
The coach wheel lathe at Septemvri.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 14:55
81 008-5 shunts the train into the depot at Septemvri for a visit.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 15:09
BDZ 06 056-6 at Septemvri main station waiting to work the PTG charter forward.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 15:48
06 056-6 at Stamboliski, after running round its train, ready to work the branch line to Peshtera.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 16:34
06 056-6 on arrival at the branch terminus at Peshtera.
Photograph taken on 05/10/2009 at 17:14
06 056-6 is dwarfed by the trees at Panagiurishte station.
Photograph taken on 06/10/2009 at 09:37
A reflection at Panagiurishte.
Photograph taken on 06/10/2009 at 09:40
Former Romanian State Railways electric loco 40 0173-1 in the sun at Karlovo. This loco is now leased by a company called "Rolling Stock" to BZK.
Photograph taken on 06/10/2009 at 13:04
06 056-6 waits at Karlovo.
Photograph taken on 06/10/2009 at 13:06
BDZ electric loco 43 518-0 on a local service at Karlovo.
Photograph taken on 06/10/2009 at 13:32
87007-1 and 87003-0 arrive at Karlovo at the head of a freight train. 87019-6 was providing assistance at the rear.
Photograph taken on 06/10/2009 at 14:18
87019-6 brings up the rear on arriving at Karlovo.
Photograph taken on 06/10/2009 at 14:19
87007-1 was detached at Karlovo leaving 87003-0 to continue alone towards Pirdop.
Photograph taken on 06/10/2009 at 14:25
07 066-4 arrives at Dabovo to take over the railtour.
Photograph taken on 06/10/2009 at 15:48
07 066-4 at Veliko Tarnovo.
Photograph taken on 06/10/2009 at 18:29
07 069-8 at Yantra.
Photograph taken on 07/10/2009 at 08:41
55 195-2 takes over the train at Levski for the run to Svishtov. Class 07s are not allowed over this weight-restricted route.
Photograph taken on 07/10/2009 at 09:54
55 195-2 at Svishtov.
Photograph taken on 07/10/2009 at 10:57
55 195-2 running round at Svishtov.
Photograph taken on 07/10/2009 at 10:59
A view from the station area at Svishtov across the Danube towards Romania.
Photograph taken on 07/10/2009 at 11:04
07069-8 at Lovech.
Photograph taken on 07/10/2009 at 15:24
07 069-8 on arrival at Trojan.
Photograph taken on 07/10/2009 at 16:30
07 069-8 runs round its train at Trojan.
Photograph taken on 07/10/2009 at 16:50
07 069-8 ready for departure from Trojan.
Photograph taken on 07/10/2009 at 17:03
07 049-0 after running round the train in the sidings at Jasen, junction for the branch northwards to Cherkvica.
Photograph taken on 08/10/2009 at 09:05
07 049-0 alongside the Danube at Cherkvica.
Photograph taken on 08/10/2009 at 10:01
Some Cherkvica schoolchildren greeted the train.
Photograph taken on 08/10/2009 at 10:07
At Cherven Brjag 06 048-3 backed onto the train to work it down the branch to Zlatna Panega.
Photograph taken on 08/10/2009 at 11:44
06 048-3 runs round the train at Zlatna Panega. This branch, built to serve the cement works here, only opened in 1966 but closed to passengers in 2002. Freight traffic has ceased and ours may well have been the "last train".
Photograph taken on 08/10/2009 at 12:50
06 048-3 at Zlatna Panega.
Photograph taken on 08/10/2009 at 12:56
06 048-3 waits for a crossing move at Drenovetz.
Photograph taken on 08/10/2009 at 17:52
87019-6 and 87007-1 (presumably, not confirmed) at Koncar works.
Photograph taken on 10/10/2009 at 08:35
Recent arrival from the UK, 87033-7 receives its finishing touches in Koncar works.
Photograph taken on 10/10/2009 at 08:42
87020-4 is nearly ready to leave the Koncar works.
Photograph taken on 10/10/2009 at 08:49
87020-4 (and 87033-7) have been modified with these new panels for easier access to the rear of the main transformer.
Photograph taken on 10/10/2009 at 08:53

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