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JULY 2004


Meadow with flowers in amongst the exhibits


A car adapted to enable it to run on rails





The Engines lined up for inspection;  the lines lead to the turntable in the centre of the circle.  

We could not decide what was in the large pipe that is spoiling the pictures

Very hot and bright day, in this image a low key filter was used to compensate.

This steam loco was one of only two built by Mavag in Hungary in 1948, following trials of a German Pacific.   For some reason the type was not multiplied and was almost unknown in the West until the fall of Communism.    Close-up on the right.


The Round House

This brutal looking engine reminds me of a pit bull

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireless_locomotive (Possibly)

The engines can use the turntable to exchange places

The engines on the left were photographed through the window of the indoor museum. This  displayed models, maps and other memorabilia.

Etched engine on glass

Old express engine

Signal Box


Every job on the Children's Railway, in the Buda Hills, Budapest, was done by the children themselves with charm and enthusiasm.

Handsome fittings 

Commuter train

Converted electric car to and from Keleti Main Station

Diesel Shunter



Very picturesque scenery by the line with the most attractive wood burning engine, which worked transporting wood out of the forest.

The engine that is going to pull the Royal Hungarian Express, which had a period dining carriage.



Lots of oiling needed


Traction engine made in Kent (Invicta badge)

Steam car - when it moved off it free-wheeled down the slope

At Whipsnade


COSTA RICA This American engine used to work the banana plantations, but is now awaiting restoration