border= Slezské Zemské Dráhy  border= Slezské Zemské Dráhy
New Page 1

Slezské Zemské Dráhy

AUSTRALIA RAILWAYS: CAIRNS KURANDA SCENIC RAILWAY - COUNTRY LINK CANBERRA HERITAGE RAILWAY - NORTH WILLIAMSTOWN RAILWAY MUSEUM PUFFING BILLY - QUEENSLAND RAILWAYS - SEYMOUR TO BENALLA RAILWAY SKYRAIL - VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY - ZIG ZAG RAILWAY - 707 GROUP - 3801
TRAVEL ARTICLES : BRISBANE - SYDNEY - MELBOURNE - WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

TASMANIA RAILWAYS: DON RIVER RAILWAY - DERWENT VALLEY RAILWAY - HOBART TRANSPORT MUSEUM - SHEFFIELD RAILWAY - WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY TASMANIA TRAVEL ARTICLES

NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS: ARTHURS PASS - AUCKLAND MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT (MOTAT) FERRYMEAD MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT - GLENBROOK RAILWAY - KINGSTON FLYER
MAINLINE STEAM AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON AND PICTON TO INVERCARGILL - PLAINS RAILWAY PLEASANT POINT RAILWAY - TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY - WEKA PASS RAILWAY
NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL ARTICLES - MILFORD SOUND - T.S.S. EARNSLAW - ROTORUA

PERU RAILWAYS - PERURAIL - F.C.C.A. - CENTRAL RAILWAY - SOUTHERN RAILWAY
CUSCO AND SANTA ANA RAILWAY - HUANCAYO AND HUANCAVELICA RAILWAY YAURICOCHA RAILWAY - CERRO DE PASCO - ENAFER

ECUADOR RAILWAYS - FERROCARRILL ECUATORIANA
E.F.E. - E.N.F.E. - GUAYAQUIL & QUITO - QUITO & SAN LORENZO
DURAN - YAGUACHI - BUCAY - HUIGRA - SIBAMBE - ALAUSI - RIOBAMBA - URBINA - EL BOLICHE - TAMBILLO - QUITO
IBARRA - PRIMER PASO - LITA - EL PROGRESO - SAN LORENZO

IRISH RAIL - NORTHERN IRELAND RAILWAYS - TRALEE AND BLENNERVILLE STEAM RAILWAY
ENGLAND - FFESTINIOG RAILWAY - GREAT ORME TRAMWAY - SCOTLAND

EUROPEAN RAILWAYS : HARZER-SCHMALSPUR-BAHNEN-RASENDER ROLAND - MOLLI GERMAN STEAM RAILWAYS - CZECH RAILWAYS - MAJORCAN RAILWAYS
MOROCCO RAILWAYS - NORWAY RAILWAYS - POLISH RAILWAYS
ROMANIAN RAILWAYS - SPANISH RAILWAYS - SLOVAK RAILWAYS

Slezské Zemské Dráhy

THE OSOBLAHA NARROW GAUGE - 2010

June 26, 2010 and July 10, 2010. The Osoblaha Ceske Drahy branch is a fantastic place to spend a day when steam is oporating. On the menu on the left are selected days with almost always fantastic photos. The 2010 calendar has steam on both every Saturday until August 31, 2010. The following photos were taken on June 26, 2010 and July 10, 2010.

June 26, 2010 was the big "track day" on the narrow gauge from Tremesna to Osoblaha when U 57.001, the resident steam locomotive operated the 1045 service train from Tremesna, returning from Osoblaha at 14.45. It was a glorious day, the train had eight coaches packed with standing room only and the engine performed faultlessly. U57.001 was the last narrow gauge engine built and also the largest and is on a 15 year lease from Club 760 in Austria.

This railway is one of the few using contemporary state railway stock but hauled by steam on scheduled service narrow gauge trains and is well worth a visit. It would be interesting if only for the five daily diesel trains hauled by Class 705 locos with miniature stock but the steam really makes it. The staff are extremely friendly and there are great photo opportunities. The railway web site is www.ozoblazsko.com.

The whole steam operation is due to, in the main, one man, Jaromir Foltyn of Olpas Moravia in Krnov and without him it would not exist. He is generally there himself every steam day and will welcome anybody from abroad and make sure they are looked after. Thank you Jaromir for your wonderful contribution to steam preservation.

Bands played at both ends, a small steam railway was erected at Osoblaha and refreshments and childrens entertainment were all provided.It was a real day out for the family. It is estimated over a thousand people attended.

The following photographs were taken on the big day and for completion some have been added from July 10, 2010 to give a complete picture. For photos of last year and other photos of SZD click on the menu on the left.

FIRST THE MACHINE

















THE TRAIN.











--> FOR FULL SET PHOTOS OF DOUBLEHEADER U46.002 + U57.001 ON OSOBLAHA BRANCH

CLICK HERE

DOUBLE HEADER BY U46.002 + U57.001 WITH 432.0145 ON SERVICE CONNECTION

June 20, 2009. On June 20, 2009 Czech Railfans were treated to an amazing sight, three steam engines at Tremesna station! Two of these U46.002 and U57.001 worked the service train on the Osoblaha narrow gauge branch as a double header while 432.0145 brought a service train on the main standard gauge line from Krnov to Tremesna by way of connection, returning with the train in the afternoon.

FOR FULL SET PHOTOS OF DOUBLEHEADER U46.002 + U57.001 ON OSOBLAHA BRANCH

CLICK HERE

NEW STEAM LOCO U57.001 ARRIVES

May 22, 2009. Steam Locomotive U57.001 has taken up residence on the line and today did its inaugural photo run. This is a magnificent locomotive.

Both this locomotive and sister U46.002 will be on the line this summer. U57.001 is fresh out of a total overhaul and is like new.

Slezske Zemske Drahy is one of the few surviving narrow gauge Railways in the Czech republic. The public service is operated by Ceske Drahy year round and the steam service on Saturdays and Sundays in June, July and August by Olpas Moravia s.r.o.

For 2010 service starts on June 1 and finishes on August 29. The line is well worth a visit. This line is well worth a visit and is easy to get to. Following the photographs is a history of the line which is followed by details of how to get to the departure station at Tremesna ve Slezsku and the timetable on the line.

At Tremesna ne Slesku awaiting its train.
The crew.
Webmaster with owner Jaromir.

2008 SEASON PHOTOGRAPHS WITH U46.002

The train ready to depart from Osoblahy.

Service train on the branch is a Class 705 Ceske Drahy locomotive

pulling a class 005 coach or two.

Here the SZD Mayback diesel shunts an 005 coach to make up the train.

Right side of Maybach dash.

Left Side of Maybach dash.

Webmaster.

They have some pretty trainee drivers much better than the last photo!
<

Coupling used on the branch.
<

Three Class 005 coaches ready for service.

The steam locomotive for the branch U46 002.

Webmaster, Conductor, Driver, Foreman and Diesel driver.

Loco Plate.

Motion.

Another View.

Generator Van.

Open coach.

Dining Car.

Enclosed Coach Class 005.

Tremesna station. Standard gauge tracks on the left and the narrow gauge branch tracks on the right. Train being got ready in Yard.

A good crowd on the Tremesna platform waiting to join the train.

Leaving Tremesna we go across the road and

then run alongside the road for a short while

In places it runs in sylvan glades

And at other times in open fields followed by forests

The station at Horni Povelice

Ready to leave the station

Part of the crew for the day.

Diesel Driver.

Driver, Driver and Conductor.

Service Train approaching Slezske Rudoltice

Approaching the Station.

Service train with Guard and Steam Guard.

Approaching Bohusov.

In Bohusov Station.

Leaving Bohusov.

En route to Osoblaha.

Approaching Osoblaha.

Osoblaha Main Square.

Osoblaha war memorial.

Classic Ruin.

Osoblaha river looking to Polish border

Ready to leave Osoblaha station.

Driver checking engine prior to leaving Osoblaha.

Webmaster with train.

Through the forest with ....

the trees brushing the sides of the train.

In a forest clearing.

Happy passengers.

The train approaches Sletzske Rudoltice on its return.

Backing up at the station.

Typical gradient signs.

A lot of the branch runs through open fields...

with statues therein!

not to mention deer romping through the fields

and tourists photographing the train

Finally back to Tremesna through the open countryside.
>

An engines view of the situation.

Approaching Tremesna.

Service Train arrives behind us.

Train going to the yards after a happy group of passengers disembarks.

New Page 1

Slezské Zemské Dráhy

AUSTRALIA RAILWAYS: CAIRNS KURANDA SCENIC RAILWAY - COUNTRY LINK CANBERRA HERITAGE RAILWAY - NORTH WILLIAMSTOWN RAILWAY MUSEUM PUFFING BILLY - QUEENSLAND RAILWAYS - SEYMOUR TO BENALLA RAILWAY SKYRAIL - VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY - ZIG ZAG RAILWAY - 707 GROUP - 3801
TRAVEL ARTICLES : BRISBANE - SYDNEY - MELBOURNE - WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

TASMANIA RAILWAYS: DON RIVER RAILWAY - DERWENT VALLEY RAILWAY - HOBART TRANSPORT MUSEUM - SHEFFIELD RAILWAY - WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY TASMANIA TRAVEL ARTICLES

NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS: ARTHURS PASS - AUCKLAND MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT (MOTAT) FERRYMEAD MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT - GLENBROOK RAILWAY - KINGSTON FLYER
MAINLINE STEAM AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON AND PICTON TO INVERCARGILL - PLAINS RAILWAY PLEASANT POINT RAILWAY - TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY - WEKA PASS RAILWAY
NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL ARTICLES - MILFORD SOUND - T.S.S. EARNSLAW - ROTORUA

PERU RAILWAYS - PERURAIL - F.C.C.A. - CENTRAL RAILWAY - SOUTHERN RAILWAY
CUSCO AND SANTA ANA RAILWAY - HUANCAYO AND HUANCAVELICA RAILWAY YAURICOCHA RAILWAY - CERRO DE PASCO - ENAFER

ECUADOR RAILWAYS - FERROCARRILL ECUATORIANA
E.F.E. - E.N.F.E. - GUAYAQUIL & QUITO - QUITO & SAN LORENZO
DURAN - YAGUACHI - BUCAY - HUIGRA - SIBAMBE - ALAUSI - RIOBAMBA - URBINA - EL BOLICHE - TAMBILLO - QUITO
IBARRA - PRIMER PASO - LITA - EL PROGRESO - SAN LORENZO

IRISH RAIL - NORTHERN IRELAND RAILWAYS - TRALEE AND BLENNERVILLE STEAM RAILWAY
ENGLAND - FFESTINIOG RAILWAY - GREAT ORME TRAMWAY - SCOTLAND

EUROPEAN RAILWAYS : HARZER-SCHMALSPUR-BAHNEN-RASENDER ROLAND - MOLLI GERMAN STEAM RAILWAYS - CZECH RAILWAYS - MAJORCAN RAILWAYS
MOROCCO RAILWAYS - NORWAY RAILWAYS - POLISH RAILWAYS
ROMANIAN RAILWAYS - SPANISH RAILWAYS - SLOVAK RAILWAYS

Slezské Zemské Dráhy

The section on Slezské Zemské Dráhy is being completely redone. It will be January 1, 2011 before it is ready but in the meantime click on the menu on the left where most things have gone in.

THE OSOBLAHA NARROW GAUGE - 2011

The Osoblaha Ceske Drahy branch is a fantastic place to spend a day when steam is operating. On the menu on the left are selected days with almost always fantastic photos. The 2011 calendar has steam on every Saturday until August 31, 2010. Click on menu on left for full timetable. Sundays are operated by the historic Faur Diesel TU38.001.

June 26, 2010 was the big "track day" on the narrow gauge from Tremesna to Osoblaha when U 57.001, the resident steam locomotive operated the 1045 service train from Tremesna, returning from Osoblaha at 14.45. It was a glorious day, the train had eight coaches packed with standing room only and the engine performed faultlessly. U57.001 was the last narrow gauge engine built and also the largest and is on a 15 year lease from Club 760 in Austria.

This railway is one of the few using contemporary state railway stock but hauled by steam on scheduled service narrow gauge trains and is well worth a visit. It would be interesting if only for the five daily diesel trains hauled by Class 705 locos with miniature stock but the steam really makes it. The staff are extremely friendly and there are great photo opportunities. The railway web site is www.ozoblazsko.com.

The whole steam operation is due to, in the main, one man, Jaromir Foltyn of Olpas Moravia in Krnov and without him it would not exist. He is generally there himself every steam day and will welcome anybody from abroad and make sure they are looked after. Thank you Jaromir for your wonderful contribution to steam preservation.

Bands played at both ends, a small steam railway was erected at Osoblaha and refreshments and childrens entertainment were all provided.It was a real day out for the family. It is estimated over a thousand people attended.

The following photographs were taken on the big day and for completion some have been added from July 10, 2010 to give a complete picture. For photos of last year and other photos of SZD click on the menu on the left.

FIRST THE MACHINE

















THE TRAIN.











Updated : 25th. December 2010