to its destination.A charmy event with the old steam train to approach Milies village the last station of its sort trip between this fascinating green environment.
Pelion railway was a narrow gauge (600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in)) railway line of Thessaly Railways in Greece, connecting the city of Volos with the town of Mileai on Pelion.
After Thessaly Railways completed the construction of the metre gauge lines from Volos to Larissa and Kalampaka (1886) they decided to extend their network eastwards, to connect Volos with the communities of Pelion Peninsula. Due to limited space and mountainous terrain they decided to build this extension in 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) gauge. The new line extended from Volos station through Volos city center (as a tramway) to Agria (1892), reaching Ano Lechonia in 1896 and Mileai (Milies) in 1903.
The section from Volos station to Anavros is essentially a tramway. In addition to Pelion trains, tram services have operated in the past on this section. From Anavros to Agria and Lechonia the line has no special features, most notable being the concrete bridge over River Vrychon.
In contrast, the mountain section from Ano Lechonia to Mileai has a number of interesting civil engineering features, including seven stone bridges, an iron bridge at Milies, two tunnels and five stone road bridges over the line. Engine sheds were built at Volos, Agria and Mileai, but now the locomotives are maintained at a new shed at Ano Lechonia. Turntables were installed at Volos and Mileai, the latter being replaced recently with a new one of larger diameter to accommodate the diesel locomotives. Water towers were built at Agria, Ano Lechonia (still in use) and Mileai.
The line was operated by Thessaly Railways until 1955 and then taken over by the Hellenic State Railways. In 1971 it was transferred with the rest of the Greek railway lines to Hellenic Railways Organisation (OSE), which promptly suspended the service as a cost-saving measure.
The section from Volos to Agria was operated as a heritage railway by "The Friends of Pelion Railway" between 1987 and 1994, but OSE forced them to terminate the operation in order to preserve OSE's state-imposed monopoly. However in 1996 OSE reopened the section from Ano Lechonia to Mileai as a heritage railway, initially using steam traction and converting to diesel traction in 1999. The stations of Ano Lechonia and Agria, which had been severely damaged by earthquakes, were restored according to the original designs.
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pajaran (66360) 2013-11-08 23:05
Interesantan i dobar tekst o vozu, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa turisticka atrakcija.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Interesting and good article on the train, with the given data and history ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and time indicated.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful tourist attraction.
Have a great day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
dkmurphys (65192) 2013-11-08 23:08
Very beautiful image with the old fashioned train. We have similar ones in the mountains. Truly spectacular, well taken.
Have a great weekend.
serp2000 (45970) 2013-11-08 23:11
Good morning, Danos, my neighbor today,
This is just colourful re-make of the famouse "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat" (The Lumière Brothers)! Well done!
Have a great weekend!
Royaldevon (43939) 2013-11-08 23:34
Good Morning Danos,
A most interesting subject which is very well composed, the train heading straight for the screen, its carriages creating a lovely curve, leading from f/g to b/g. An excellent sense of perspective!
The dappled light is beautiful.
Have a great w/e,
hidibyendu (929) 2013-11-08 23:34
Excellent picture with a informative note.
Nice old fashioned trains. Nice play between light and shades.
jmdias (69282) 2013-11-08 23:42
in brazil there are some few historical trains like this and I saw one in Zimbabwe. excellent image catching the train in movement in a curve, its colors contrasting well with the greens around. nice details and excellent quality of image.
papagolf21 (110414) 2013-11-08 23:58
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Ce petit train dans un décor de toute beauté incite à monter dans l'une des voitures pour profiter du voyage.
Jolie présentation ménageant avec talent ombre et lumière.
Miguel82 (27752) 2013-11-08 23:58
Beautiful train converted in a tourist attraction to discover the area, high resolution and lovely colors, yes I admit the quality is not good it was not taken a mobile but with an old small camera and scanned afterwards
The light is superb, subdue effect, nice forest, all the best, have a good saturday
ourania (51103) 2013-11-09 0:18
μου αρέσει πολύ η δυναμική προοπτική και ο τρόπος που συνέλαβες τον δυναμισμό του τρένου που την ακολουθεί. Το τρένο εκτείνεται βαθιά μέσα στο κάδρο, οι λεπτομέρειές του είναι πεντακάθαρες και η άκρη του είναι αόρατη, κρυμμένη μέσα στο τοπίο. Διαχειρίστηκες τον φωτισμό θαυμάσια, το γλυκό φως της μέρας φιλτράρεται ευχάριστα από τις φυλλωσιές, το παιχνίδι των σκιών, τα χρώματα και η ατμόσφαιρα αποδίδονται εξαιρετικά. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
Fis2 (107486) 2013-11-09 0:36
Good frame and colors.
I like light and shadow.
Have a nice weekend
PaulVDV (32743) 2013-11-09 1:05
Very well taken in the curve of the railway.
The red of the locomotive and the brown wagons offer a pleasant sight in the forested surroundings.
It looks a enjoyable way to travel through beautiful nature.
Best regards, Paul
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-09 1:37
charming,old train,that makes we feel like we were stepped back in times.
It has great feeling of adventure and fun we can feel while looking at your picture!
Also the way you composed and framed the scene in so wide,panoramic format appeals to me much.Together with delightful colors and lovley light it makes your composition truly spectacular!
Have a nice weekend
ikeharel (79229) 2013-11-09 1:45
Charming train coming from within the green forest, and well taken the moment in picture.
We have not even one single Steam-engine in Israel, so for me each photo of such a train is an intriguing "big-toy".
Fine taken the forest scenery and moving train.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
jacquest (19047) 2013-11-09 5:26
The point of view in the curve and with this tunnel like effect by the trees gives deepness to the image. The mix of light and shadow is interesting and the focus on the engine has been well done.
Sergiom (89279) 2013-11-09 5:30
Un très beau train saisi juste au bon moment. Un beau jeu d'ombres et de lumière sous la voûte des arbres d'un très beau vert. Les couleurs sont joliment saturées et l'ensemble est très net.
pierrefonds (71725) 2013-11-09 5:47
The length of the train is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the locomotive and of the wagons. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
imageme (1790) 2013-11-09 8:25
Hi Danos, Very nice composition and POV. Nice use of natural light here and the shadows of the trees on the train gives a sense of the motion of the train. Great image. Thank very much
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2013-11-09 8:44
Love the train and your composition. I recoignize the basis of the image in my mind from the iconic shots in Switzerland, so its really cool to see this version of that image, with a beautiful train and lush verdant forest. Really cool, and thanks for the brilliant note!
All the best
COSTANTINO (70242) 2013-11-09 10:33
Γεια σου Δανο
Πολυ ομορφη σκηνη απο το μοναδικο και γραφικο μας τρενακι στις Μηλιες Πηλιου
σε μια στροφη γεματη πρασινο με ωραιους χρωματισμους
cornejo (47298) 2013-11-09 11:24
Hello Danos, very good picture of this interesting antique train, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy Sunday.
Best regards from southern Spain.
adramad (49992) 2013-11-09 12:50
Magnificent captured the moment, with the train in the center of the plane and surrounded by the natural environment so green and beautiful.
Very good brightness and sharpness is also excellent.
Very well done. I love it.
Enjoy good weekend.
All the best.
nikkitta (17068) 2013-11-09 16:39
Here in Argentina , we have some turistic stream trains, I posted some time ago, one from the very South also a red one
Like your composition and the moment chosen to take ita an smart curvegiving a touch of red and mouvement at the green vegetation
Enjoy your Sunday
zoomer (6) 2013-11-09 16:47
Hi Danos,the red train under this lush green canopy makes an idyllic setting.Colors are very natural and the light filtered by the trees creates a splendid summer atmosphere.When you visited Seattle did you see the EMP Museum? Very interesting to photographers!Friendly regards Wolf.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-11-09 19:15
Δάνο, μια υπέροχη πραγματικά φωτογραφία με εκπληκτική γωνία λήψης και μια πολύ αξιόλογη ιστορική αναδρομή με τήν πολύ ενημερωμένη σημείωση σου...
mcmtanyel (29732) 2013-11-09 21:24
I love the curvature of the railroad and its nice effect on the perspective. Great colors, very informative note. TFS.
kato (11630) 2013-11-09 21:30
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the old steam train which is running in green environment. It's good at color contrast. And, the curved line draws out a good impact.
lousat (98351) 2013-11-10 1:52
Hi Danos,i think that a trip on this train could be magnificent! And what a beautiful capture,in this surrounding perspective and great exposure of the different light levels,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ktanska (29469) 2013-11-10 2:10
Impressive viewpoint for that old narrow gauge train. Trees surrounding the whole scene gives almost tropical feeling. Excellent wide angle framing.
fds (9585) 2013-11-10 2:59
dear friend danos this picture is very interested with this trein between the forest
very beautiful location and very interested document
abmdsudi (58292) 2013-11-10 5:26
Another nice collection, you must be waiting patiently there for this old train to pass through, simple but stunning subject that works fine dragging the eye to fully focus on the subject matter. The fiery colours once spotted is hard to ignore, what a contrast this creates against green! Well done, Congrats
ChrisJ (118961) 2013-11-10 7:08
Good use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point with the converging lines of the train and railroad track towards the back and top left. Looks a little like the 'Puffing Billy' that goes up to the Dandenongs from Melbourne. Fantastic sharpness and well framed & composed. Tfs!
emilbo (22616) 2013-11-10 9:43
Tu as surement choisi le plus beau point de vue pour prendre cette magnifique photo. Le train dans une courbe c'est parfait et surtout bien entouré d'une merveilleuse végétation. Beau travail et excellente composition.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne semaine,
Silvio1953 (154173) 2013-11-10 11:41
Ciao Danos, lovely composition with fantastic train, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (97738) 2013-11-10 14:03
Hello dear Danos,
Nice capture of this old steam strean wth good pov.
Many interesting notes.
I find it perfect that people still keep some nostalgic subjects as part of their lifes.
TFS and best regards
Vasa (515) 2013-11-10 16:55
Your idea is clear Danos, but where is the steam. Anywhere the picture is so amazing, my friend!
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-11-10 21:03
Awesome capture of this steam engine train, and I like ambiance with beautiful trees. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
bukitgolfb301 (45389) 2013-11-10 22:24
Hi dear Danos
So fantastic postcard in the best reasonable framework and composition. I like this deep color touch and the contarst with shades are very authentic as your taste.
All the best and have a good start of new week! Takero
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-11-11 2:16
a beautiful panoramic frame is here. The train is looking superb in such tracks. Great presentation. Nice light and depth. Excellent one. Tfs.
mirosu (16273) 2013-11-11 2:40
A photo from my dreams. I love these old steamers. I take a ride at every opportunity, but there are not may at the present modern times. Excellent panoramic composition, superb POV. I like the light and the shadows. Excellent photo my friend.
MIRO’s BEAUTIFUL ANDALUSIA
jhm (160975) 2013-11-11 3:38
This type narrow gauge is here also known, specially for visitor to the railway museum
Nice depth and perspective picture, excellent colours and area.
You chose a very well angle.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-11 7:00
Very nice shot of the old steam train with the wonderful wooden carriages. Your POV gives good perspective using the curve in the track. Nice light shinning through the Forrest of trees.
All the best.
mkamionka (40123) 2013-11-11 8:06
very nice capture of this stylish train. You have framed it originally so that it is all surrounded by the green vegetation as if passing a tunnel in the forest.
Very well done,
Cricri (126778) 2013-11-11 23:10
Belle prise de ce beau train, dans un joli jeu ombre et de lumière , et dans un bel environnement verdoyant
mohammad_H (10126) 2013-11-12 1:14
نمایش زیبا با وضوح خوب
شهر بازی با قطارهای قدیمی
جذاب و خاطره انگیز
Graal (103038) 2013-11-12 9:20
very nice panoramic view of touristic train. Good POV and composition. Interesting informations. Photo is well done and I like it.
Have a nice evening.
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-11-12 22:10
Nice shot of the red train approaching through the shadows.It look more like the Darjeeling toy train .Magnificent vivid colors,contrast and superb overall quality of the image. TFS.
geoant68 (331) 2013-11-13 9:15
εντυπωσιακός ο πολύ γνωστός μουτζούρης που φταάνει στον προορισμό του με τέτοια μεγαλοπρέπεια.Η σχεδόν ολόκληρη παρουσία του μέσα από αυτό τον πράσινο παράδεισο κάνει την σκηνή ακόμα πιό εντυπωσιακή,
Didi (60590) 2013-11-15 4:24
Very interesting subject
I love to travel in old trains
We have many lines in France
Good point of view in an interesting curve
josepmarin (58359) 2013-11-18 10:19
what a delightful historic steam railway in this shot! I like the deep perspective which offers this visual angle, because of a good framing, and the nice play of light and shades.
It's a beautiful composition, with a very useful informative note.
A great work, my friend.
NorthernLight (2383) 2013-11-21 14:05
an image that I really like. A secluded place, like a tunnel of trees. Through this idyllic scene, a train roars which looks like a life size toy.
Almost like in a wonderland!
All the best
amaryllis (37039) 2013-11-22 23:05
Superbe format pour nous présenter cet ancien train dans un bel environnement de végétation et de verdure, les arbres qui se rejoignent et forment comme un tunnel pour le train qui passe.....un train qui a beaucoup de charme et d'histoire d'après ta note
Merci de ce partage
Angshu (56760) 2013-12-02 5:12
Nice picture of the heritage train, which traverses the frame of the picture. The dappled light created by the play of shadows & light makes this scene more beautiful
clic (18552) 2013-12-14 9:36
Geia sou Danos
I'm an heritage train enthusiast, especially when they puff dark smoke!
So this picture is a real pleasure for me because the engine and cars appear quite authentic documents despite their small pattern.
Thanks for showing 'by the rules book' nostalgia in a romantic environment!
fotka (4877) 2014-01-17 5:14
Nice composition of the photo that shows steam train on the curve. Great pov with an excellent depth of field and balance between light and shadow.
Have a nice weekend,
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-20 21:26
Love this you have captured it brilliantly, the angle of the train, light and colours, are superb. Well done, one to be so proud off. Tfs,
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (103214)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-27
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, HOYA HD UV 82mm
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: East-South Pilio
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-08 22:58