Trip to Yugoslavia - August & September 2001

including travelling via Hungary and Croatia

General Notes

The main part of this trip (25 August to 1 September) was organised by GIL Incentive- und Bildungsreisen, Margarete-Massias-Str. 14, D-69124 Heidelberg, Germany, and comprised a group of 20 enthusiasts from England, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The last view days were spent independently by a smaller group, in the company of Kai Hellwig, who had organised the main trip, to whom I offer my grateful thanks for a really fantastic holiday.

For other general notes, and the meanings of the abbreviations, go to the Reports index page.

Operating Company Abbreviations:

Place Arrive Depart Train Traction details & notes

Friday 24th August 2001

Timperley   06:05 Taxi
Manchester Airport (MAN) 06:23 07:30 MA631 Malev Fokker 70 HA-LME dep 72 late
Budapest Ferihegy 2A (BUD) 12:17 13:15 'Repter-busz' (airport bus) BPO-541
Kőbánya-Kispest 13:34 13:46 'line 3' BKV metro
Újpest-Központ 14:17 14:24 'line 3' BKV metro
Nyugati pu. 14:36 15:08 '4' BKV tram 1425+1424
Margit híd, budai hidfö 15:13
Margit híd 15:17 HÉV EMU 979+690+980+988+694+987
Szépvölgyi út 15:21 15:28 HÉV EMU 983+692+?+?+?+?
Batthyány tér 15:34 15:38 'line 2' BKV metro
Örs vezér tere 15:52 16:24 'line 2' BKV metro
Deák Ferenc tér 16:36 16:39 'line 1' BKV metro
Vörösmarty tér 16:40 16:44 'line 1' BKV metro
Mexikói út 16:55
Kacsóh Pongrác út 17:05 '1A' BKV tram 4255+4253+4256
Thököly út 17:09
Keleti pu. 21:05 '7' BKV bus BPI-171
Amerikai út 21:10

New passenger track today: Batthyány tér - Szépvölgyi út (HÉV line)

Overnight at Hotel Pátria, Mexikói út 49 (phone +36 (1) 251 5555) (adjacent to Budapest-Zugló station).

Saturday 25th August 2001

Budapest-Zugló 09:11 7207 MÁV EL V43 2238 retimed 09:24, ran 7 late
Budapest-Nyugati pu. 09:40 10:05 712 MÁV EL V43 1227
Szeged 12:48 arr 7 late
13:10 special MÁV Bzmot 384
Special Train organised privately by Gisbert Siede, a German rail enthusiast, through MÁV Nosztalgia Kft.
Szeged Rendezo 16:33 16:34 7463 JŽ DR 812-051 + T818-051
Subotica 18:14 arr 13 late due to problem with railcar
19:00 841 JŽ EL 461-102 dep 6 late
Novi Sad 20:43 arr 12 late

Reception hosted by Jugoslav Railways in station restaurant, then by taxis to hotel

New passenger track today: Kőbánya-Kispest - Cegléd - Szeged, Szeged - Subotica, Subotica - Novi Sad

Overnight at Hotel Trvdjava Varadin (former castle overlooking river)

Sunday 26th August 2001

Hotel Trvdjava Varadin 06:53 bus
Novi Sad 07:06 07:10 special JŽ DR 812-066
via rebuilt road+rail bridge - Petrovaradin - Beočin (rev 08:34/08:40) - Petrovaradin - Novi Sad - Rimski Šančevi (rev 09:59/10:03) - Novi Sad (rev) - Gajdobra (rev) - Bačka Palanka (rev 11:25/11:28) - Gajdobra - Karavukovo (rev) - Bač - double shunt - sugar factory line (rev) - double shunt - Bač (13:20) - Karavukovo - Bogojevo - to damaged bridge over Danube (rev 14:02/14:08) - Bogojevo
Sombor 15:00 15:10 special draisine 911-240 + T816-020 + draisine 25-002
via Bački Breg line (rev at ~6km 15:36) - Sombor (rev) - Riđica line (rev at ~9km 16:40)
Sombor 17:00 17:10 special JŽ DR 812-066
via Apatin Fabrika (rev 17:55/18:05) - Sombor - Odžaci line (rev at ~km 3.5 19:20)
Sombor 19:35 19:45 bus
Hotel Sloboda 19:50

New passenger track today: Novi Sad - Petrovaradin, Novi Sad - Gajdobra - Karavukovo - Bogojevo - Sombor, Sombor - Apatin Fabrika

Overnight at Hotel Sloboda, Trg Republike 1 (phone +381 (25) 38886)

Monday 27th August 2001

Hotel Sloboda 07:00 bus
Sombor 07:05 07:15 special JŽ DR 812-066
via Subotica (rev) - Subotica Fabrika (rev 08:57/09:15) - Subotica - Horgoš (rev) - Kanzija (rev 10:21/10:34) - Horgoš (rev) - Subotica (rev) - "hospital" branch (former line to Kula) (rev) - Subotica (rev 12:40) - Senta (arr 13:23) - shunt around triangle - Senta
Ada 14:21 14:25 special draisine
to Mol on Bečej line (rev 14:40/14:45)
Ada 15:00 15:05 special JŽ DR 812-066 dep 55 late
Čoka 16:04 16:14 special draisine 911-240 + T816-020 + draisine 25-002
via Novi Kneževac (rev 17:03/17:11)
Čoka 17:34 18:05 special JŽ DR 812-066 arr 79 late / dep 100 late
via Banatsko Miloševo (rev) - Kikinda - Mokrin (rev 19:42/19:47)
Kikinda 20:05 20:10 arr 105 late - then bus
Hotel Narvik 20:15

New passenger track today: Sombor - Subotica, Horgoš - Kanzija, Subotica - Senta - Čoka - Banatsko Miloševo- Kikinda

Overnight at Hotel Narvik (phone +381 (230) 23910, fax +381 (230) 23306)

Tuesday 28th August 2001

Hotel Narvik 07:10 bus
Bečej 07:40 07:45 special JŽ DR 812-066
via line northwards to level crossing (rev) - Bečej - Rimski Šančevi (rev) - Orlovat - Orlovat Stajaliste (rev 10:32/10:32) - Zrenjanin (arr 11:07, 38 early) - shunt into works - Zrenjanin (dep 11:57) - Zrenjanin Fabrika (shunt to Vršac line) - Sečanj - shunt onto Jaša Tomić branch (13:04) - Sečanj - Vršac (dep 14:27) - Bela Crkva (rev at end of line) (dep 15:29) - Vršac - Vršac Vašarište Urea sidings (rev 16:22/16:26) - Vršac
Pančevo Gl.st. 18:28 arr 28 late - then for refuelling
Pančevo Gl.st. 19:05 JŽ DR 812-066 dep 60 late
via Jabuka (rev 19:14/19:16) - Pančevo varoš (rev) - Pančevo Gl.st. - Ovča - Beograd Dunav - Donji Grad - Spoljna - Topčider (rev 20:48/20:57)
Beograd 21:05 21:15 arr 45 late - then bus
Hotel Park 21:25

New passenger track today: Orlovat Stajaliste - Zrenjanin, Zrenjanin - Vršac - Bela Crkva, Vršac - Ovča - Beograd Dunav - Topčider, Topčider - Beograd

Overnight at Hotel Park, Njegoševa 4 (phone +381 (11) 3234-722, fax +381 (11) 3233-029)

Wednesday 29th August 2001

Hotel Park 07:45 bus
Beograd 07:55 08:10 special JŽ DR 812-066
via Rakovica - Jajince - Vodanj - Mala Krsna (rev 08:35/08:41) - Radinac - shunt into "SARTID" steelworks - loop around west side of works - Radinac (dep 10:04) - Smederevo (rev 10:22/10:27) - Mala Krsna
Požarevac 11:10 to depot for attention to cooling system
11:16 special JŽ DL 641-310 + C
Kostolac 11:43 11:50 bus
Prim (Kostolac power station) 11:55 12:00 special SL 13 (900mm gauge)
via Kop Klenovnik (old mine workings) (rev 12:14/17)
Prim 12:24 12:29 special EL 2  (1200V dc) (900mm gauge)
Ćirikovac coal loading (5.5km) 12:40 13:15 special EL 5
Prim 13:25 13:40 bus
Drmno power station 14:00 14:10 special JŽ DL 641-310 + C (propel to Stig)
via Stig (rev 14:38/14:43)
Požarevac 15:04 15:15 special JŽ DR 812-066 dep 20 late
via Mala Krsna - Markovac - shunt to east side
Resavica 17:59 18:10 special DL 600mm gauge industrial mine railway
Resavica 18:30 19:00 bus dep 25 early
Hotel Jagodina 20:14 arr 14 late

New passenger track today: Beograd - Mala Krsna, Mala Krsna - Smederevo, Mala Krsna - Stig, Mala Krsna - Markovac - Resavica

Overnight at Hotel Jagodina (5 minutes walk from Jagodina station)

Thursday 30th August 2001

Jagodina 08:00 special JŽ DR 812-066
Jagodina Cable Factory platform 08:19 08:30 special ex-JŽ SL 62-377 + 2C
shunt via factory exit line to sidings and back
Jagodina Cable Factory 08:50 09:18 special JŽ DR 812-066
via Jagodina (rev) - shunt to new cable factory siding (rev 09:47/09:50) - then shunt main station - Paraćin (shunt, rev 10:36/10:10:53) - Stari Popovac end of line (rev 11:32) - Stari Popovac 11:55 - Paraćin (shunt, dep 12:34) - Stalać (13:00) - Kraljevo (14:35/15:00) - Dragačevo - shunt into Jelen Do quarry sidings (rev 16:02/16:14) - Dragačevo - Lučani (rev 16:36/16:39) -  Dragačevo - Požega (17:10/18:10, visit to narrow gauge museum)
Užice 18:39 arr 49 late

New passenger track today: Jagodina - Stalać - Kraljevo - Požega, Požega - Užice

Overnight at Hotel Zlatibor  (5 minutes walk from Užice station)

Friday 31st August 2001

Hotel Zlatibor 07:05 bus
Šargan 07:40 07:50 special ex-JŽ SL 83-173 [760mm] photo available
Jatare 08:45 09:00 bus
Mokra Gora 09:23 09:31 special SL "Elza" + C + SL 25-27 [760mm]
run to end of line and back (~1km each way)
Mokra Gora 09:40 10:15 bus
Mokra Gora forestry railway 10:25 10:28 special SL [600mm] very short ~200m!
Mokra Gora forestry railway 10:28 10:55 bus
Užice 12:30 13:00 special JŽ DR 812-066
via Požega - Valjevo - Vreoci - shunt onto power station railway system (14:40) - Stubline (Termoelectrane 'Nikola Tesla') - Vreoci (16:10) - shunt to mine railway system
Vreoci mine unloading area 16:25 16:40 special draisine [900mm gauge]
to Vreoci mine loading area (17:10) and back
Vreoci mine unloading area 17:40 18:14 special JŽ DR 812-066
via Resnik - Rasputnice 'K' - Rasputnice 'B' - Beograd Ranžirna 'A' (east side) - Beograd Ranžirna 'B' (east side) - Rakovica - Topčider
Beograd 19:54 20:00 bus
Hotel Park 20:10

New passenger track today: Požega - Valjevo - Resnik - Beograd Ranžirna - Rakovica

Overnight at Hotel Park, Njegoševa 4 (phone +381 (11) 3234-722, fax +381 (11) 3233-029)

Saturday 1st September 2001

Hotel Park 07:25 bus
Beograd 07:35 07:50 special JŽ DR 812-066
via Topčider - Rakovica - Jajince (rev 08:12/08:34) - Rasputnice 'K' - Rasputnice 'B' - Beograd Ranžirna 'A' (east side) - Beograd Ranžirna 'B' (east side) - via north loop - Ostružnica - to limit at damaged Sava bridge (rev 09:30/09:36) - Ostružnica - Beograd Ranžirna 'A' (middle) - Beograd Ranžirna 'B' (west side) - Resnik - Rakovica - Beograd Centar - Batajnica (rev 11:17/11:22) - Surčin (rev 11:41/11:55) - Batajnica (rev 12:10/12:13)
Beograd 12:35 15:25 971 JŽ EL 441-319
* Požarevac 18:20 JŽ DL 666-004 photo available
Zaječar 21:36 arr 48 late

New passenger track today: Beograd - Batajnica, Stig - Majdanpek, Majdanpek - Zaječar (dark)

Overnight at Garni Hotel 'Grinka', ul. Prote Mateje 15, 19000 Zaječar (phone +381 (19) 423330) (15 minutes walk from station)

Sunday 2nd September 2001

Zaječar 06:30 2780 JŽ DL 641-301 + 3C
Prahovo Pristaniste 08:16 08:56 2781 JŽ DL 641-301 + 3C
* Zaječar 10:40 shunted by JŽ DL 641-310
* Zaječar 11:07 JŽ DL 661-138 + 3C + 25 empty coal wagons! photo available dep 23 late
Niš 14:40 arr 44 late
15:36 2904 JŽ EL 441-043
Beograd 21:25 21:50 813 JŽ EL 461-101
* ? JŽ EL 461-030
Podgorica 05:18 arr 58 late

New passenger track today: Zaječar - Prahovo Pristaniste, Zaječar - Niš, Niš - Stalać, Jagodina - Markovac, Velika Plana - Resnik (dark), Užice - Podgorica (dark)

Monday 3rd September 2001

Podgorica 08:38 special draisine 915-031
via Nikšić (rev 10:12/10:21) photo available - steelworks siding ~2.8km (rev 10:33) - Nikšić (rev 10:44/10:50)
Podgorica 12:17 12:25 taxi
Bar 13:58 14:00 510 JŽ EL 461-029
* Podgorica 15:00 JŽ EL 461-041 towing 461-029 [over Mala Rijeka viaduct - highest in world - photo available]
* Bijelo Polje 17:10 JŽ EL 461-111
Beograd 22:24 arr 8 early

New passenger track today: Podgorica - Nikšić, Bar - Užice

Overnight at Hotel Beograd, Balkanska 5 (phone +381 (11) 645199) (5 minutes walk from Beograd station)

Tuesday 4th September 2001

Beograd 06:10 290 JŽ EL 441-009
* Šid 08:25 08:50 HŽ EL 1142-014
Vinkovci 10:00 10:06 2805 HŽ DR 7 221 022
Gunja 11:09 11:10 taxi
Županja 11:41 13:03 2704 HŽ DR 7 221 009
Vinkovci 13:45 15:51 2904 HŽ DR 7 221 022
Erdut 16:53 17:38 bus
Osijek bus station 18:31 18:51 Osijek tram 7212
Osijek town square 18:55

New passenger track today: Batajnica - Vinkovci, Vinkovci - Gunja, Županja - Vinkovci, Vinkovci - Erdut

Overnight at Hotel Central, Trg A. Starčevića 6, 31000 Osijek (phone +385 (31) 126188, fax +385 (31) 126770)  (in town square)

Wednesday 5th September 2001

Osijek town square 07:41 Osijek tram 7215
Osijek (station) 07:45 08:05 8117 HŽ DMU 7 121 103+104
Pécs 10:05 10:15 IC817 MÁV EL V43 1351
Budapest-Déli pu. 12:53 13:04 '61' BKV tram 4046+4047
Moskva tér 13:06 13:52 '4' BKV tram 1418+1419
Boráros tér 14:19 14:30 HÉV EMU 985+693+986+957+679+958
Csepel 14:44 14:50 same set
Boráros tér 15:04 15:33 '6' BKV tram 1433+1432
Üllőr út 15:36
Ferenc körut 15:39 'line 3' BKV metro
Kőbánya-Kispest 15:51 16:00 'Repter-busz' (airport bus) BPO-545
Budapest Ferihegy 2A (BUD) 16:24 18:20 MA630 Malev Fokker 70 HA-LMD
Manchester Airport (MAN) 20:10 20:25 Taxi
Timperley 20:35

New passenger track today: Osijek - Pécs - Budapest, Boráros tér - Csepel

Tickets used: single journey tickets throughout, where required.

Copyright Š 2001 - 2007, 2011 Paul Steane.

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