Paul Steane's Photography Pages


These photos were taken on the following trips:-

March/April 2002 - see report.
August/September 2003 - see report.
April 2004 - see report.
May 2010 - see report.

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HŽ (Hrvatske Željeznice - Croatian Railways) 25kV 50Hz electric locomotive 1141 214 stands at Strizivojna-Vrpolje on the 15:36 Vinkovci - Zagreb stopping service on 30 March 2002.
Photograph taken on 30/03/2002 at 16:10
Many Croatian station buildings proudly display their country's flag - Pleternica is no exception in this view on 31 March 2002. HŽ diesel multiple unit 7121 019 + 4121 019 pauses for reversal here whilst working the 11:15 service from Našice to Velika.
Photograph taken on 31/03/2002 at 11:26
ŽFBH (Željeznice Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine) diesel locomotive 661-267 temporarily in foreign territory at Drenovci on 27 August 2003. Having arrived earlier from Tuzla, it will soon return home: this pair of trains is the only passenger service across the Bosnia-Hercegovina - Croatia border at the Brčko - Gunja crossing.
Photograph taken on 27/08/2003 at 09:08
Seen here at Zagreb Glavni Kolodvor on 3 September 2003, 1141 385 is in the newer Hrvatske Željeznice livery.
Photograph taken on 03/09/2003 at 13:47
There are two Croatian railway routes on the Istrian peninsula that are completely separate from the remainder of the HŽ system. They are only accessible by rail through Slovenia, crossing the border at Rakitovec/Buzet. At Lupoglav the line splits into two: a little-used freight line to Raša and the passenger route to Pula (see next photo). Particularly at the northern end, the scenery on both routes is rugged and spectacular, the lines running high above the valley floors. After emerging from a tunnel just south of Učka on the line to Raša, Slovenian Railways diesel multiple unit 711-001/002 pauses for photographs in limestone scenery on a GIL railtour (see report) on 3 April 2004.
Photograph taken on 03/04/2004 at 08:59
Most Pula trains run to and from Pula "obala", a roadside stopping-place a few minutes beyond Pula station, and this is advertised in local posters but not in the timetable Vozni Red. Ex-Swedish Railways Fiat-built railcar 7 122 001 has just arrived at Pula "obala" on the 13:11 arrival from Buzet on 8 April 2004.
Photograph taken on 08/04/2004 at 12:08
Belišće is the terminus of a short branch line from Bizovac, to the west of Osijek. HŽ DMU 7121 119/120 is working one of two daily return trains. The line closed at the 2010/2011 timetable change, having been under threat for some time.
Photograph taken on 08/05/2010 at 14:52
The short branch to Vukovar was not open to passengers when I last visited this area. Even now it only has two trains per day, the one pictured arriving in the mid evening from Zagreb. Advertised departure is next morning, but the train returns to Vinkovci for servicing. HŽ diesel locomotive 2044 019 is doing the honours today.
Photograph taken on 08/05/2010 at 19:26
2044 019 running round its train at Vukovar.
Photograph taken on 08/05/2010 at 19:26

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