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Old September 24th, 2014, 10:37 AM   #521
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Congratulations! Very nice trains!
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Old September 25th, 2014, 06:24 PM   #522
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Ево слика са пробне вожње, Макиш, пред полазак за Шид.







https://www.facebook.com/LjubiteljiZ...ezs?ref=stream

На повратку из Шида у Батајници.



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Old October 9th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #523
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Serbian Railways








http://ru-railway.livejournal.com/2475158.html
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Old October 10th, 2014, 12:32 AM   #524
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Some more photos from the Serbian Flirt at the Innotrans:













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Old October 11th, 2014, 08:45 AM   #525
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Good to see some brandnew trains finally. They look nice. Hopefully I'll hop in one of them soon when I turn up there in late December .
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Old October 12th, 2014, 02:55 PM   #526
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Old October 15th, 2014, 05:29 PM   #527
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Twenty-seven additional DMU's from Russia's Metrovagonmash will be ordered , bringing the number of them operating on Serbia's
railways to about forty

Frankly, I'd say we need about a hundred of these workhorses.
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Wednesday, 10/15/2014|13:54 | Source: Beta
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On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the Assembly Zeleznice Srbije (Serbian Railways) adopted two annexes to the contract with the company of the Russian state-owned railways, RZD International, on procurement of 27 diesel motor vehicles and overhaul of a part of the lane at the Corridor 10, totaling USD 150, the public company announced.

According to the President of the Assembly at Zeleznice Srbije, Zoran Andjelkovic, with the assembly decision, two annexes of the initial contract on the implementation of the Russian loan for Serbian railways modernization were signed.

He estimated that the through the implementation of the Russian loan, the effects of Serbian railways modernization will "visible and recognizable very quickly " and that rails and trains in Serbia "in the next five years will become modern and more efficient ".

As it was stated in the announcement of the Zeleznice Srbije, annex 2.1 of the initial contract comprises reconstruction of the Mala Krsna-Velika Plana section , Sopot Kosmajski-Kovacevac and Ruma-Golubinci, 65,7 km long.

Value the works on these sections of the north lane at the Corridor 10 totals EUR 48,7 m.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 06:31 AM   #528
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Does anyone know how reliable the Metrovagonmash DMUs have been so far? How have passengers reacted to them?
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Old October 28th, 2014, 09:45 PM   #529
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Anyway i was just watching the railway tracks close to Vranje in Serbia and i wonder how much the originall tracks are old.
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Old October 29th, 2014, 12:25 PM   #530
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Rails usually have the year of production on them:



Rail not from Vranje
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Old October 29th, 2014, 07:24 PM   #531
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/313ohp2th3...lways.pdf?dl=0
Few weeks ago, I discovered this interesting article about railways in Yugoslavia in the international railway magazine, so I scanned it for you in PDF format. This is an interview with the head of YU railways just before Yugoslavia fell apart.
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Old October 29th, 2014, 08:49 PM   #532
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That is soo old.
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Old October 30th, 2014, 09:10 AM   #533
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I don’t know what sorcery is used but those rails can still handle trains.

[IMG]http://i59.************/23jgvat.jpg[/IMG]
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Old October 30th, 2014, 09:18 AM   #534
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I didn't think flat bottomed rails were made one hundred years ago. Are you sure that's the year? The rail looks to be in too good a condition to be that old in my view.
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I’m pretty sure that number stands for the year of production.

http://www.vasutallomasok.hu/forumlist.php?azon=7

The traffic on the Bela Crkva rail line isn’t very frequent so that could explain the state of the rail.
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Old October 30th, 2014, 04:24 PM   #536
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I didn't think flat bottomed rails were made one hundred years ago. Are you sure that's the year? The rail looks to be in too good a condition to be that old in my view.
Although railways in the british isles did not widely adopt flat bottomed rail
before WW2, this type of rail was invented by Robert L. Stevens in the USA
as early as 1830... and then imported in Europe by Charles Vignole and
adopted by many railways way before the turn of the century. So this 1910
figure can indeed very well be a production date.

In the 1880s, Belgian railways used a special flat-bottomed rail profile named
"goliath". A piece of such a rail has been recovered during the modernization
of a belgian station about 20 years ago. The rail has been cut in small pieces,
golden plated, and distributed as souvenir to the belgian railways executives
of that time. Now a serious collector item...
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Old October 31st, 2014, 11:09 AM   #537
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Thanks.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 04:11 PM   #538
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Rails usually have the year of production on them:



Rail not from Vranje
The rails were made by the now defunct Diósgyőr Steel Plant, which is today located in Hungary: https://www.google.hu/maps/place/Di%...862419cb?hl=hu
In 1910, Diósgyőr was part of Austria-Hungary...so the rails are pre-WWI
They track really needs a complete reconstruction.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 04:37 PM   #539
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That's mad. How come the rails haven't worn out?
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Because there aren’t any trains to worn them out. When A-H Empire died a lot of rail lines simply died out with it. The iron curtain didn’t help much neither. But what really sealed the faith of this legacy railroads is the auto industry. Passengers switched to cars and freight switched to lorries. The government followed up by investing a lot of money into road construction and the old, expensive and inefficient railroads were shunned away. Even though the rails aren’t worn out the wooden ties rot away and the track bed deteriorates into mud and dirt. That makes a rail line unusable and a lot of them are sadly abandoned.
Luckily many lines where saved by using cheap and light rail buses to carry people around. A major revitalization program occurred in the 1980-ies but that ended when the war started. The newly bought train sets have improved service a lot but you can’t expect miracles with a century old rails.
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