On my way across Belgrade one evening, I went past the rather dilapidated railway engine sheds and spotted two steam engines. I decided to go back at the weekend and photograph them, but one of them had gone! Brain snapped into overdrive and came to the following conclusion: these wonderful machines are still in use! I went back the following day, and sure enough, loco number two was home.
Apparently built in Karlsruhe in 1922, 01-088 is a magnificent specimen. Having snuck through the fencing (OK, it wasn’t much of a feat – the local residents do not regard the mainline into Belgrade Central Station as an impediment to their movements) I was able to snap away happily for an hour or so before some goon appeared and questioned my right to be there. At least, I assume that’s what his shouting and gesticulating was trying to ascertain.
Featured, The Compact Group, Jan 09
1st, Quality Art & Photography challenge, Anything to do with trains, Jul 10
1st, Shapes & Patterns challenge, Wheel & hub cap shapes, May 11
2nd, The Compact Group challenge, Transport!, Jan 09
2nd, Mood & Ambience challenge, Mechanisms, Apr 09
3rd, Trains Group challenge, Steam Trains, Apr 09
4th, Trains Group challenge, Moving parts of trains, May 09
4th, Alphabet Soup, Technique – fill the frame, Dec 11
5th, The Compact Group challenge, Top 10 winners in 2009, Jan 10
6th, Quality Art & Photography challenge, First place winners for 2010, Feb 11
7th, The Best Of Anything And Everything challenge, Wheels, Feb 11
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