Tag Archives: Slovakia

Tram passing the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava.

Back in 2006, I made this view on Fujichrome Sensia of a rebuilt and modified Tatra tram passing the  Slovak National Theatre, in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Slovak National Theatre on 31 May 2006.

Slovakia is among the countries I profile in my new book Brian Solomon’s Railway Guide to Europe, now available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

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Electric Freight at Kalsa, Slovakia.

On this May 2006 morning, Denis Mc Cabe and I focused on a westward freight led by a class 131 double-electric.

This was working on the busy double-track standard gauge (4 feet 8.5 inches) mainline to Kosice. However, our primary interest was catching movements on the adjacent Russian-gauge iron-ore line (seen to the left of the double-track line).

At that time ore-trains passed about every two hours.

Exposed on Fujichrome using a Contax G2 with 45mm Zeiss Planar. Scanned with a Nikon Super Coolscan5000 and adjusted in Lightroom.
Exposed on Fujichrome using a Contax G2 with 45mm Zeiss Planar. Scanned with a Nikon Super Coolscan5000 and adjusted in Lightroom.

This was my second visit to eastern Slovakian hot-spot at Kalsa, and it was the third visit for Denis who located this place a few years earlier.

Our success in eastern Slovakia led us to travel to western Ukraine the following year, which proved to be an exceptionally rewarding photographic endeavor.

Lately, I’ve made a project of scanning my Slovakian slides.

 

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