Cornfield Express 34: Belgrade (50 p.)

Railroadforums.com is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

ronik24

Proud Earthling
Hi,



To the previous part of the series:
Regional Rail (Narrow Gauge) Express Steamer - 33 (50 p.)



July 7 2009


We had returned from Sutomore to Belgrade by B 434 "Lovćen". It was hauled by ŽS 461-124 on the section Bijelo Polje - Belgrade main station.
heck3401.jpg




Our sleeping car, more about it:

heck3402.jpg




The rake switched backwards.
heck3403.jpg





heck3404.jpg





heck3405.jpg




"Yugopetrol" on the freight tracks - nowadays all of this is part of a real estate development:

heck3406.jpg




B 315 from Villach arriving.
heck3407.jpg




Railroad "traffic jam" at Belgrade including ŽRS through car from Banja Luka which had been coupled to the end of the train at Vinkovci.
heck3408.jpg





heck3409.jpg




Time to take a look outside the station (picture from July 4 2009).
heck3410.jpg




More about the historic terminal which has been preserved after its closure in 2018:

heck3411.jpg




Former Swiss Basel Duewag tram (Be 4/6 617, Waggonfabrik Uerdingen, Düsseldorf / built in 1967) (in German):

More about the tram network:

heck3412.jpg




A fitting outfit for throwing switches.
heck3413.jpg




Trolleybus #28 by SiU/Trolsa (picture from August 29 2005):

heck3414.jpg





heck3415.jpg





heck3416.jpg




The Red Devil is approaching!
heck3417.jpg







August 13 2015


One of many trip reports I have not finished yet, the Balkans tour 2015 (previous part in German):

Rail traffic between Niš and Belgrade practically was non-existent - only one express per day, sometimes delayed for many hours. So, we decided to take an express bus operated by the red devils of Niš-Ekspres. It took us only a fraction of the time over the freeway with a short rest stop, and we arrived close to the main station.
heck3418.jpg




A deal on booking.com secured us a room at illustrious Hotel Moskva:

heck3421.jpg





heck3419.jpg




We shared it with equally illustrious guests.
heck3420.jpg





heck3422.jpg




New trolleybuses by Belkommunmash.
heck3423.jpg




Transformers were kept behind barriers and kids on the leash in the pedestrian zone of Knez Mihailova street.
heck3424.jpg




At the end of the pedestrian zone you reach Kalemegdan fortress park with tram stop and a Tatra KT4YU 235.
heck3425.jpg





heck3426.jpg




The French embassy on Pariska street, an art deco marvel constructed 1929-33:

heck3427.jpg




Debates and chess matches at Kalemegdan Park.
heck3428.jpg




View of the Sava River bridges including a new CAF Urbos 3 tram which had been delivered from 2011.
heck3429.jpg




European Union flood aid for Serbia.
heck3430.jpg




A Tatra next to the river port, a bus on Brankov bridge, a CAF tram on the old Sava bridge, behind it Gazela bridge hiding the old railroad bridge, and in the background a Beovoz 412 on the new rail bridge:

heck3431.jpg





heck3432.jpg





heck3433.jpg




We reach the fortress:

heck3434.jpg





heck3435.jpg




Exciting races at the confluence of Sava and Danube.
heck3436.jpg





heck3437.jpg





heck3438.jpg





View towards Nebojša Tower at the old Danube port and Charles VI gate from the first half of the 18th century:

The riverside rail line runs through this picture, but encountering a train was highly improbable.
heck3439.jpg




Into the inner castle.
heck3440.jpg




Afterwards, we met our relatives who took us by car to Zemun at the Danube.
heck3441.jpg




Evening life on Zemunski Kej.
heck3442.jpg





heck3443.jpg





heck3444.jpg




We ate dinner on the old barge "Dunav" ( https://goo.gl/maps/AyVZUqQyGVnmPLKx7 ). Other ships also serve as restaurants and hotels.

heck3445.jpg




The Danube is parted by Great War Island. Due to the vast space and its use by the inhabitants of Belgrade you are reminded of the sea.
heck3446.jpg





heck3447.jpg





heck3448.jpg





heck3449.jpg




Hotel Jugoslavija damaged in 1999 had been at least partly revived.
heck3450.jpg



Next time, we will continue our trip by "Avala"! :)
 




RailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)

Top