In October 2003 I spent a week in the Czech Republic, touring the Czech rail network, and sampling the odd local beer or four.
Railbus 810 055-4 was part of the stock of the 12.36 from Marianske Lazne to Karlovy Vary dolni, where it is seen shortly after arriving at around 14.14 on 2003-10-05.
The 120th anniversary of the Krupa – Kolesovice line was celebrated on 4th and 5th October 2003. Steam loco 434.2186 hauled a Praha Masarykovo – Kladno – Luzna train, which connected with a Luzna – Krupa – Kolesovice special pulled by 434.1100, seen above running round the train at Kolesovice. Preserved railcar M131.1130 was also in operation.
Details from Rinbad.
A train for Tabor leaves Bechyne, over the impressive concrete viaduct which is shared with road traffic.
A Bechyne-bound train passing our train for Tabor. There are some more photos of this rather nice line on a 100th anniversary website.
Diesel loco leaving at Jindrichuv Hradec on the 760 mm gauge JHMD line to Obratan.
- The official Czech Railways website includes a useful journey planner in English.
- Some excellent on-line maps of the rail network in various countries, including the Czech Republic.
- A national atlas, handy for tracking down exactly where your hotel is meant to be.
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