Photographer's Note

Imagine an old train hauling uphill on those tracks, some 100 years ago...

A wooden hiking trail mounted over the old RR tracks, 6km route to Jerusalem old station.
Railroad Park is an urban green-lung going through the German-Colony district, a former Templar's settlement from the 19th century in Jerusalem. Nowadays, one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the city.

Completed in 1892, an idea to connect Jaffa and Jerusalem with a train was first raised in the middle of the 19th century by Dr. Conrad Schick, Moses Montefiore and others. The franchise for laying the railway was obtained from the Ottoman government and given a franchise to a French company. This track was operative until 7/1998, than transformed into this walk-way park. Many new villas and houses built along since. (source Wikipedia).

Location on map: 31.7629, 35.2213

*** Note that there were several German–Templar's colonies in Israel: in Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Zichron-Ya'akov, Jerusalem, Bethlehem of Galilee and Waldheim (now Alonei Abba) . source Wikipedia.

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Additional Photos by Ike Harel (ikeharel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10496 W: 619 N: 19396] (85630)
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