Cornfield Express 36: Subotica (50 p.)

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ronik24

Proud Earthling
Hi,



To the previous part of the series:
Cornfield Express 35: Avala (50 p.)



August 14 2015

We return to Subotica station on a very hot afternoon. As you can see, many signs are bilingual in Serbian / Hungarian.
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View towards the partly not electrified freight tracks of the station: DB Cargo Romania 480 004 - a "Transmontana" with old front built by Softronic in Craiova - had arrived via Hungary.
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You do what you can in 95 degree heat.
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Innovative uniform cooling.
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The "Transmontana" had been pulled by a "yellow chicklet" back under overhead wires.
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Railroader mountaineering club.
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City impressions.
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Modern roundabout, classic vehicles. We ate dinner in the vicinity.
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August 15 2015

I walked from the hotel to the station through the pedestrian zone Saturday morning before 6 a.m.
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View through the waiting area.
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Sunrise behind "chicklet" ŽS 621-102 (ČMKS (today CZ Loco at Česká Třebová, Czechia) #212 / built in 2005).
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Walkway across the mainline Serbia - Hungary, also used by the general population.
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The friendly engineer started his day with coffee at the workplace.
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View towards the station building.
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Nicely mixed.
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I walked back to the hotel for breakfast.
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Watering flowers.
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View past the national theater towards city hall.
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City hall details.
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After breakfast, we started our sightseeing tour.
First at the Art Nouveau Synagogue erected 1901-1903. The interior has now been renovated as well, back then it was not accessible:

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Old streetcars have been preserved.
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Historic photos found inside our hotel "Gloria", here in front of the original national theater.
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Reichle Palace is a prime example of Hungarian Art Nouveau, built in 1904 by influential architect Ferenc Raichle.
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Exhibition space inside.
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A cartoon fitting for this trip with two bus rides in Serbia - I am not showing it entirely, the artist is called Gábor Szalma.
Essentially, a boy is complaining to the conductor about a long wait, passengers are supposedly being treated "like animals". The conductor: "Then take the bus" - reply: "You take the bus!"
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A few final Art Nouveau impressions.
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It was time to get the luggage for the journey home by "Avala".
711-022 (Russian Metrowagonmash 2012) waited for departure to Novi Sad via Sombor and Bogojevo at 11:02 a.m. - interestingly exactly 20 minutes before the scheduled arrival of "Avala" from Belgrade.
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The Balkans tour 2015 was concluded in style with GM rumbling in the distance...
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661-116 (GM-EMD #26243 / built in 1960) hauled 441-751 (Rade Končar 1987, one of the last ever produced 441s).
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MMV (Magyar Magánvasút) 602-001 - a "Phoenix" delivered in 2009 by Softronic - had just arrived from Hungary.
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As mentioned, the path was also used by city dwellers.
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Departure two minutes delayed.
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Border check of freight cars. Soon afterwards, our "Avala" arrived and took us home punctually.
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Something is still missing and will be the main topic next time! :0)
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Zoohogger

Whistle Pig
The Walkway Sunrise shot is a work of art.
Does that rail bus in the last photo carry passengers? I want to ride on it.
Rick Z
 

ronik24

Proud Earthling
The Walkway Sunrise shot is a work of art.
Does that rail bus in the last photo carry passengers? I want to ride on it.
Rick Z

Hi,

You will see it in the next part online - sadly it is not possible anymore, the last railbusses in Serbia went out of service in 2016.
You might still encounter some on tourist lines and museum railroads in Germany...
 




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