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Old December 17th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #61
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Direct Belgrade-Sarajevo railway line resumes nearly 18 years after it was halted by war
13 December 2009

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - A grimy three-car train pulled out of Belgrade's railway station Sunday on the first direct trip to Sarajevo in nearly 18 years, restoring a link broken at the start of ethnic warfare in the former Yugoslavia

Branko Rogosic, 43-year-old Belgrade lawyer, was one of 17 passengers who boarded the drab-looking train. Only nine were planning the journey all the way to Sarajevo.

"It is a very special event to make this connection again," he said.

Its windows smeared and seats shabby and old, the train looked nothing like its old self, when it was called the Olympic Express and hailed as the pride of the Communist-run nation.

The 1980s Belgrade-Sarajevo line was the most modern transportation line in the country. The train was redecorated for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo with a red carpet and stewardesses, and its carriages were packed with skiers, businesspeople or youth.

"It was the best train in Yugoslavia, I loved it," said 41-year-old translator Slavica Nikolic from Belgrade, who frequently took the Olympic Express in the past.

During Bosnia's 1992-95 war, Serbia's nationalist leadership armed and supported a Bosnian Serb deadly three-year siege of Sarajevo which killed thousands of its residents.

The war saw both cities change dramatically, with their once travel-loving middle classes growing impoverished, educated youths fleeing and refugees pouring in.

The train will cross two borders in more than eight hours and is itself is divided along ethnic lines: one carriage belongs to the Bosnian Serb railway, one is from Serbia and the third one was provided by the Sarajevo railway authorities.

The Bosnian Serb carriage is to be disconnected at the Serb territory in Bosnia, before reaching Sarajevo.

Railway officials said they hope the line will attract more people during upcoming winter holidays. They said the ticket price of euro31 ($45) for the approximately 500-kilometer (310-mile) journey to Bosnia-Herzegovina is less than the cost of driving.

"I am proud to do this," said engine driver Dusan Bosnjakovic, 54.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 09:33 PM   #62
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Old December 18th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #63
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A clip of the new InterCity lowfloor train on his way to Sarajevo!

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Old December 18th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #64
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Old December 18th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #65
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On which route does this train ride?
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Old December 18th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #66
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On which route does this train ride?
None yet, it's on its way (being pulled) from the factory to Sarajevo where tests will be done. So we'll have to wait a bit more to see it carrying passengers.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #67
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On which route does this train ride?
Its an InterCity train, and will drive from Sarajevo to Mostar and from Sarajevo to Zenica
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Old December 18th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #68
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Thanks for the pic snoop! Pa šta ima čovječe jesi živ? Long time no see!
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 03:30 AM   #69
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That article is wrong - there is no "national railway company" in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Each of the two entities - Muslim-Croat Federation & Serb Republic has its own railway firm.

Railways of Serb Republic is the one investing 225 million euros in high-speed rail (160-200kph).
Im sorry to crush your heart but:

"Za upravljanje željezničkom infrastrukturom osnovana je Željeznička BH javna korporacija Željeznice Bosne i Hercegovine ili ŽBH, sa sjedištem u Doboju."

http://bs.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDe..._i_Hercegovini
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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:47 PM   #70
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A few pictures of Končars train, for railways in BiH. Photos were made in the station Rajlovac. Author of photos is igorailwayman.

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http://www.vozovi.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8&start=60


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Old December 26th, 2009, 03:25 AM   #71
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New lowfloor InterCity of the BHrailways in Rajlovac, Sarajevo.



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Old January 4th, 2010, 02:04 AM   #73
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And one more, the InterCity in the Railway Center in Rajlovac, Sarajevo.

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Old January 9th, 2010, 03:31 AM   #74
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Old January 9th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #75
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is it diesel loco?
if you know post here basic data - speed, power, etc. thx :-)
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Old January 10th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #76
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Do thyey have a good railway network?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:24 AM   #77
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@ Marek: I´m not sure about the basic data, you´d have to ask someone else on that matter, im just the picture guy

@ FazilLanka: Generally not, but most of the part of the network (the European Railway Corridor 5c) was reconstructed with the funds of the European Bank for Reconstruction.

Here are some more pics from the inside of the new Bosnian trains from Ela from zeljeznice.net:









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Old January 11th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #78
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is it diesel loco?
if you know post here basic data - speed, power, etc. thx :-)
It's abeautiful vehicle. Railway Market - CEE Review 4/09 writes about it here:

technical data:

gauge: 1435mm
catenary supply voltage: 25kV, 50 Hz
Axles: Bo'2'2'2'Bo'
Seats: 180
Standing capacity: 300
floor hight: 600mm
entrance height: 570mm
door width: 1300mm
lenght: 75m
width: 2885mm
height: 4280mm
tare weight:126t
axle load (min/max):
power bogie: 16/18t
trailer bogie: 10/16t
bogie wheel base: 2700mm
wheel diameter (new / worn):
power bogie: 860/790 mm
trailer bogie: 750 / 690 mm
gear ratio: 1:4. 831
continuos power: 200 KW
starting traction force: 200 kN
max acceleration at gross weight: > 1 m/s
max deceleration: > 1.3 m/s
max speed: 1690 kph
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Tnx for the info rmcee!

Here are some more news on the new Talgo passenger trains that are to be delivered to Bosnian railways by february (sorry only in Bosnian):

Željeznice FBiH

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Prvi talgo vozovi ove godine na bh. prugama



Pomoćnik direktora Željeznica Federacije BiH Smajo Salketić izjavio je da bi prva kompozicija "talgo vozova" trebala stići u BiH sredinom februara.
"Tehničke delegacije iduće sedmice idu po prvu garnituru u Španiju i očekujemo da će ta kompozicija ovdje stići oko 15. februara. Početkom marta, kada se završe carinske i ostale formalnosti, počet će tehnička ispitivanja 'talgo garniture' na našim i prugama u regionu", kazao je Salketić Feni.

On je dodao da će 'talgo' u međunarodni saobraćaj biti uveden u decembru, a ukoliko se prije obave tehnička ispitivanja, već bi krajem ljeta mogla biti uključena takva garnitura na nekoj od linija prema Beogradu, Zagrebu ili Pločama.

"Naša je želja da sa 'talgo' vozovima idemo tzv. program 3B - Beograd, Budimpešta, Beč. Radimo na tome intenzivno i nadamo se da će se za par godina naši planovi ostvariti", dodao je Salketić.

Nabavkom "talgo vozova" uspostavit će se najsavremeniji putnički servis i obnoviti međunarodni željeznički putnički saobraćaj. Vozovi "talgo" spadaju u red najsavremenijih i mogu saobraćati na svim prugama, a karakteristični su po posebnoj nagibnoj tehnici koja je jednostavna za održavanje i omogućava visoki komfor i velike brzine.

Talgo garnitura podrazumjeva devet vagona sa oko 270 mjesta prvog i drugog razreda sa posebnim odjeljcima za invalide, restoranom itd. Željeznica Federacije BiH je kupila devet garnitura, a Željeznica RS četiri.

"Uvjereni smo da sa 13 garnitura možemo pokriti sve ove glavne pravce i za otprilike dvije godine, kada to sve bude u funkciji, uvjeren sam da će željeznica biti glavni prevoznik putnika u regionu i šire", kazao je Salketić.
(Basically they are saying how the BHrailways ordered 13 compositions of the new Talgo trains for the international routes. Primarily they are focused on the so-called 3B program: Belgrade - Budapest - Beč (Vienna)"

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Old January 11th, 2010, 05:10 PM   #80
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thx for infos

what is the price ? anyone know?
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