Our diesel shunter in Tripolis can be seen here:
Our tourist railway line is closed from October to June because of the winterly conditions (snow, danger of avalanches). We were asked by the Switzerland based rail maintenance company 'SPENO' to lend out our diesel shunter 'Tm 92' (formerly owned by 'Rhaetian Railways' / 'Rhätische Bahn') during our winter closure. It should be used out of Tripoli with a fire fighting train when rails are being grinded.
The 'Tm 92' was sent to Greece by road transport in early February and it will return to us after some months by the same way.
As an attachment, you can see two pictures of 'Tm 92' at our tourist railway 'Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke'.
Thanks for the info and keep up the good work in Furka bahn!!!
I have been to Gletch, seen the little station and gone up the Furka pass with motorbike - superb. I saw a works train on the track.
Welcome to Amnizia and keep posting mate
Me too, I have visited by bike your railway three times and my desktop at work is covered of little things that I bought from your tourist shop at Gletch! I am a great admirer of your railway but mostly of your successful effort that keeps it alive and working!
Our metre gauge lines are in deep trouble here. Any advise, suggestions or ideas from you guys are more than welcome!
Let me know when the traktor is going back to go and hide in it...
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Some members of the 'dieselcrew' are interested in the Greek (narrow gauge) railways and they started in the year 2000 a tradition by visiting the Peloponnese railway network. You will find a travelogue with pictures here (unfortunately only in German language - you may use any online translator like Google language tools): http://www.dieselcrew.ch/gr/gr.html
Next month (April 2010) we want to return to Greece for this year's edition of our "dieselcrew-tour". See also my other posting with some questions.
I believe it is very difficult to give you good advice about the metre gauge lines from distant Switzerland. Maybe we can gain some impressions on our trip.
At our railway, the 'Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke' it took about 29 years to reach the status that we have today. At the beginning, the founders were often called crackpots or fools. Later, the public opinion changed slowly with every small success we achieved: now our railway is a respected and recognized tourist attraction.
Perseverance is our main key factor for our success. Otherwise it wouldn't be possible to run a tourist railway only with volunteers and without public funding.
I have enclosed a picture of the road transport to Greece to give you an impression of the travel convenience as you want to travel to Switzerland inside our shunter 'Tm 92'
nice to see also some Swiss guys here! Two weeks ago I was in Goeschenen and I took some pictures of the rolling stock of the DFB covered with snow! I would like to do the trip over the Furka pass maybe this summer as I am not living so far away!
Please keep us informed about your undertakings.
Uf wyter lueke!
Grüezi us'em Rhytal!
The 'dieselcrew' invites everybody to send us pictures of our diesel shunter 'Tm 92' that is right now based at Tripoli. We need pictures to document its service in Greece. As we learned from 'SPENO', the 'Tm 92' is right now not in use - so pictures with the shunter parked at Tripoli station are also very welcome. If you catch it while driving around, your pictures are even more valuable for us.
Of course, the pictures will only be published with the name of the photographer! As an incentive, we will award the best pictures with a special gift from our railway. If you have any pictures, send me a pm and I will give you my e-mail address to send the pictures without data size restrictions.
I also created a gallery on fotopic.net, see http://cyborg.fotopic.net/c1834165.html.
The 'Tm 92' left Tripoli on its own wheels on April 13 in the morning. After a 3 hours ride, it arrived at Zevgolatio where it is based now. Last night, it left Zevgolatio at 19:00 in direction of Kalamata. It turned at a certain point between the stations of Valyra and Platy and arrived this morning at 04:00 again in Zevgolatio.
These informations are based on signals of a GPS tracking unit that is installed on the 'Tm 92'.
That would be like 'high-energy particle physics' for OSE!
"Το κάθε πέρυσι και καλύτερα δεν ισχύει.
Απλά τώρα είναι το ίδιο χειρότερα...."
It is not economy I fear of, it is the so-called economists.
According to recent information by the renter, it is planned to bring back 'Tm 92' to Switzerland soon. As far as we know, the return transport starts on May 24.
Was anyone able to take pictures of 'Tm 92' being en route on duty?
I want to share with you a small series of photos titled go go go
More pictures coming soon from Yoli.
Greetings all :)
These photos show the real intensity of the fellow photographers.
Like photoreporter-commandos running for their next position...
"go, GO, GO!, GO!"
Next time I hope to be in this running group as well
(my dSLR is still confiscated, though :roll: )
Up hill slow, down hill fast, tonnage first, safety last.
The optimist sees the light at the tunnel. Pessimist sees the darkness. Realist sees the train. Train driver sees three idiots on the track
See you next time, wishing for better light...for landscape frames...
One more time, you have an amazing video, with magnificent scenes. You are very big artists
We lived, unbelievable moments with your beautiful steam loco and congratulation to those people which rebuild it.
We are looking forward, for the next trip in your beautiful country with your beautiful trains
A lot of pictures, you can find here and here
Best regards to all guys
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