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The Banovići Coal Mines of Bosnia-Herzegovina 25-30 seen at Banovici depot where they were cleaning the smokebox and the tubes

The Banovići Coal Mines of Bosnia-Herzegovina 25-30 seen at Banovici depot where they were cleaning the smokebox and the tubes photo

Author: Takács Bence
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Tags: Banovici 30 25 futoház gözmozdony kisvasút Balkán Banovici bányavasút Bosznia-Hercegovina

This summer's first trip led us to Bosnia where we started at the Banovići Coal Mine Railway. The mine administration opens at 7 on weekdays (and is closed on weekednds, even though the mines and the railway operates) and you have to buy a permit for 15 Euros apiece to be able to take photos on the railway grounds. If you stay for more than one day, the additional days are cheaper. With this permit you can visit any of the loading stations, the depot and the probably mos interesting place, the Oskova unloading facility, where the steam shunters operate.

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In the above map you can see the basic structure of the railway. The three loading areas are connected by 760 mm (Bosnian gauge) tracks to Oskova, where the coal ins unloaded into lorries and normal-gauge cars. The section from the second loading bay to Oskova is double-track. The coal trains on the line are hauled by Đuro Đaković diesel locomotives, only the Oskova shunter is a steamer, because the diesels don't fit in the unloader. The shunters at other stations are smaller, two-axle diesels.

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Photo by Takács Bence

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