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Sunday, June 16, I captured some specials around Bratislava for the Rendez 2019 rail festival, including 555.3008 "Mazutka" oil burning steamer at Zbehy and 486.007 "Zelený Anton".
Last weekend, June 28-30, MÁV 424.247 hauled a charter for the 110 year Székesfehérvár - Tapolca Lake Balaton northern shore line anniversary. Also, one regular train was double headed 628.265 (former class M62) + 418.334 (former class M41), and M41.2143 in nostalgic livery was in service.


555.3008 "Mazutka" thundering out of Zbehy on June 16 2019, leaving an impressive oil cloud. 753.109 diesel edited from the rear of the train.

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For the weekend event "Rendez 2019" at Bratislava steam shed not only nostalgic trains, but also heritrage trams and busses were operating.
Idyllic Oblačná street in Rača suburb together with parked bus #236 (Škoda 706 RTO MTZ, built in 1968) provided the perfect setting for passing tram Tatra T3/III.CS #275 (ČKD - Tatra Praha #155330/built in 1964).
By the way, Bratislava public transport offers a nice web search for every current and former vehicle in their fleet:


A Tatra T2 "Sputnik" from 1959 passed the short track section away from streets near Hybešova halt.
To the left an ad for the "biggest technology festival in Slovakia", the red star to the right. Like class T1 before it, T2s still had been constructed after the American PCC standard at Vagonka Tatra Smíchov in Prague.

Blowing up dust, M41.2143 passed by Balatonkenese on June 30 2019 with 20 minutes delayed S 19795 "Kék Hullám" ("Blue Wave") Tapolca - Budapest-Déli. Like us, the passengers were waiting in 95 degree heat for the following "Katica" ("Ladybug") DMU service to Budapest stopping here.
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