The passenger train from Izmir is arriving at Esme. After a short stop it will continue to its final destination Alasehir.
The first locomotive of the TCDD class DE24000 was brought out for tests on 20 February 1970 in France. Subsequently, actual production of DE24000 in Turkey was about 30 units a year over 14 years... (more)
This old water tower is unfortunately no more in use today.
In the late 1960s and after much hesitancy, TCDD decided for a full dieselisation program of their network. This meant that about 800 mainline steam engines had to be replaced. This was a big chan... (more)
The TCDD 44 071 is a Prussian G8. It is preserved in very good condition in the Usak shed. Unfortunately, it is not (yet?) in working order.
The last runpast before the storm.
This is the only brickwork tunnel portal that we have seen during our one week trip through Western Turkey. It is located on the line between Dinar and Isparta near Karakuyu.
After a runpast with the 56 548, the DE24 203 that was attached at the rear of our charter is bringing the train back so that the group can board the train and continue to the next photo stop.
The water crane and the water tower should be OK to supply sufficient water for the 56 548. unfortunately, both of them are today out of use.