Just found time to tell you guys about the rest of our trip. So, as promised:
In the first episode I left you at the Zonguldak port where two shunters were waiting. One of them was a Russian made 80 ton 800 hp machine. The other one was a Hungarian machine with the engine changed with a 1000 hp Caterpillar diesel-electric.
While we were waiting for the hoppers to get untied, we had some time to photograph the port - lotsa pictures for future works on our layouts!
And after 45 minutes we were ready to roll. The first loko took some hoppers and started to move so we thought "well, then we will be on the second one" but hey, it stopped. And the second engine moved into the same track - they were going for a double-heading! what a plesant surprise!
The 5-6 km. track to the Zonguldak train staion was passing through the city - many interesting sights: manual rr crossings at 3 points, push-decovilles, etc.
By noon, we were finished with unloading the full hoppers and loading the empty ones and ready for the final part of our journey (which i will publish tomorrow or early next week).
So, here are the photos - lot of them.
Undoing the hoppers
The Russian switcher
Indside the cab
A plymouth engine being repaired - motor and boogies taken out - check the boogies
Lots of loads - a small ship is unloading
One of the hoppers - made in Turkey so no model of this
First loko coming out with load
And stops for no apparent reason
Second shunter in position - we're up to a double-heading op.
Through the city
Very nice scenery indeed
Into the Zonguldak station shunting section - points are hand operated
Back to the ship with empty hoppers
An unused engine - maybe for sale
Into the boat
And back to the station
Another switcher pulling sheet metal load to the station