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Old October 19th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #21
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is railway transportation the dominant transportation way in Slovenia?
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Old October 19th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #22
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Lol, of course not.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #23
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230 km/h
Yes, that's maximum speed on common rails (of course where they can go so fast), not on special testing rails. Beside our first Taurus 541-101 had in Germany reached 265 km/h, so they can go much faster (but not on our tracks ).

The main of SŽ cargo is from Port of Koper (nearly 90% of all). They even got their own private locomotives, the first private railway company in Slovenia is called Adria Transport. If they are not in use (daily rout between Koper and Jesenice) SŽ can freally operate with them.

Their loco is Taurus :




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Old October 20th, 2008, 09:57 AM   #24
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Lol, of course not.
so, what is dominant transportation way in slovenia?
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Old October 20th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #25
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so, what is dominant transportation way in slovenia?
Road transport...
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Old October 20th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #26
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Don't you eliminate road level crossings when modernizing the lines? Here in Portugal we hope to have no level crossings after the modernizing process of the current lines is accomplished - and some are being surpressed even before modernizing the lines.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #27
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Don't you eliminate road level crossings when modernizing the lines? Here in Portugal we hope to have no level crossings after the modernizing process of the current lines is accomplished - and some are being surpressed even before modernizing the lines.
Yes, we are trying, but Sovenia (all railways are in state possession) doesn't have enough money to change all road and macadam crossings, because there are just too many of them, especially on county side. All level road crossings on X. and V. corridor in Slovenia have barriers, so it isn't that nessesary. There are some absurds like one from Prekmurje, where one farm received it's own underpass, while some roads eaven don't have barriers. That's a bad use of money.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #28
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Kraški rob









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Old October 20th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #29
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Wow, very nice thread. Really enjoyed the pictures. And the railway station in Ljubljana
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Old October 26th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #30
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Transalpina

Transalpina was inaugurated on July 19th 1906 in order to complete the railway that linked Vienna and Central Europe with the Adriatic regions of Austro-Hungarian Empire, especially with the port at Trieste.

The construction of the railway was for those times very complicated and demanded numerous exceptional architectural achievements (tunnels, bridges, viaducts etc.), which made the railway famous. Especially remarkable are the bridge of Solkan with its 85 metres long arcade, which is still world largest, and the tunnel of Podbrdo, the genuine passing under the Julian Alps with the length of 6327 metres.

World conflicts of the previous century have caused Transalpina loose its role of a great commercial railway and made it a secondary line, which is nowadays reviving as a touristic railway connecting Austria, Slovenia and Italy.

Other facts:

- 14.897 workers were building the line between 1900 - 1906
- Longest Bohinj tunnel is 6327 m long
- Between Jesenice and Trieste are 27 other tunnels, 5 galleries and 26 bridges
- Solkan bridge is the longest brige on the world with stone arch

Part of Transalpina form Jesenice to Nova Gorica is now proposed for UNESCO world heritage.



From Jesenice to Štanijel:

Near Jesenicah (Karavanke in the background):



Common passenger trains on this railway, SŽ 814:



Vintgar



Looking down:



This railway has many memories on I and II WW:



Bled





Main freight on Transalpina is wood:



Lake Bled:







Bohinjska Bela:





Between Bohinjska Bela and Nomelj:



Nomelj:



Bohinjska Bistrica:



Lake Bohinj:



Northern entrance of Bohinj tunnel. The old portal was destroyed in 1945 by retreating German soldiers (because of this is now tunnel few meters shorter), but on south side in Podbrdo is still original. Tunnel had once 2 tracks, but because of huge water problems now only one is in use. Second track had become a station for ski train form Ljubljana to Bohinjska Bistrica (Kobla ski slope):



Podbrdo:

In background is car train from Bohinjska bistrica and the old portal of Bohinj tunnel:



Bridge across Idrijca, it was damaged in WW II (iron part) and Austrian fortress from WW I:





Most na soči:









Wood again:



Car train (between Most na Soči and Bohinjska Bistrica):





Near HE Ajba (Built in 1940):







Kanal:



Solkan bridge

With 85 m stone arch largest on the world, destroyed in WW I, rebuilt by Italy in 1930. In the background is new road bridge across river Soča:







Nova Gorica:

This was once Gorica main station. In 1947 it was the only building from old Gorica on Yougoslavian side.







Old locomotive:



Štanijel


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Old October 26th, 2008, 10:01 PM   #31
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Thanks for pics of the most beautiful Slovenian railway, E.L.! Gotta take it once.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #32
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Absolutely brilliant! A real tourist advertisement
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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #33
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Thank you very much for the fantastic pics!
There are some really beautiful places in Slovenia.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #34
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Beautiful!
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Old October 29th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #35
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Nice shots!

I want to see more momories of secund world war in te railroad
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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #36
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Viaduct Borovnica

Some facts:

- 561 m long
- 38 m high
- built in 1856 (it was the longest viaduct in central Europe)
- 5 mio. bricks
- 4000 oak pilots
- 31.600 cubic meters of stone blocks

Before WWII:





April 1941 - 226 m were destroyed by retreating Yugoslav army:



June 1941 - Just after 3 months it was rebuilt with steel construction. Maximum speed was just 5 km/h!



December 1944 - after allied bombing, traffic over it was stopped for ever. Remaining parts were in so bad condition, that they destroyed them after the war. New railway now goes around Borovnica.



Legacy:



Cleaning





Just few meters away still stands Jelenov viaduct:






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Old October 29th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #37
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That steel viaduct really looks ugly. Vmax 5 km/h is also quite low
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Old October 30th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #38
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nice pics
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Old October 30th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #39
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Here are some very nice pics from yesterday:



This is a special train for grinding rails (Speno). Usually is working at night, now is just moving towards Maribor:











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Old October 30th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #40
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You're by far the most enthusiastic Slovenian rail fan here, E.L.
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