Former Bosnian Herzegovina state railways locomotive No. 169 (73-019) builds up a head of steam before departing Zell am See on a private charter through the picturesque Pinzgau mountains to Krimml on 6th July 2017. Built in Budapest in 1913, it was constructed for pulling express trains and could reach 60 km/h (38 mph) - a terrific speed for narrow gauge locomotives at that time. In the Austrian Crown Lands of the monarchy the maximum speed on the 760 mm gauge lines was about 35 km/h (less than 25 mph). The locomotive saw service into the 1970s and worked the narrow gauge network in Bosnia. The engine was bought by Club 760 and attended theh anniversary of narrow gauge exhibition in Obergrafendorf. In 2009 the locomotive was transferred to Ceske Velenice, Czech Republic, where the engine was fitted with a new boiler and totally reconstructed. After five years of work the locomotive was transported in June 2014 to Zell am See where it transports tourists and enthusiasts to the Krimml and its famous waterfalls.
Roger Wasley       


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