Welcome to Mainline South, a gallery compiled by Richard Stiles. The main aim of this gallery is to record the railway scene across Europe. Most of the scenes that interest me are disappearing, with modernisation sweeping away the old (but interesting) infrastructure. My focus is primarily hauled workings, either freight or passenger. I hope you enjoy browsing through my photographs.
Căile Ferate Române: Valea Lui Mihai, Jibou, Baia Mare, Cluj, Raziboieni, Targu Mures; April 2012
A first visit to Romania with Neil Caplan. Flew to Ferihegy with Wizz Air (good carrier) and stayed in Debrecen on the first night. Next day we took the 09.12 Debrecen to Satu Mare as far as Carei, then on to Jibou for a spot of Sulzer hunting and finishing the day in Baia Mare. Next day I took the afternoon train to Cluj, and the last night was spent in Targu Mures. The best line for sulzers was the Targu Mures line, as Jibou now seems to have lost nearly all sulzers to karts. Certainly an interesting country to visit, but it is a poor country and it was depressing to see so much litter (plastic) dumped in the countryside and rivers. However, any remaining hauled workings by Sulzer 60s/62s are without a doubt worth tracking down.Read More