Friday, February 19, 2016

Railroad tracks in the outskirts of Mostar

The railroad has a long history in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first railway line was opened for traffic in 1872. It was a standard-gauge track from Banja Luka to Dobrljin, built as a section of the Istanbul main route which was, in accordance with the Turkish plans, supposed to connect Istanbul and Vienna. Mostar is almost represents the far south end of the main railroad line, with only three stations further south in Capljina, Metkovic and ending in Ploce, Croatia.

Trains are not well used today here. There are few regular lines within the country, and they seem to diminish more and more each day. I love the railway, but even I have to admit buses and cars are a more prominent way of travel in the country.

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Thank you all for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed these shots from the outskirts of my city.


28 comments:

  1. Interesting post.
    I used to ride the train regularly as a kid. I still enjoy an occasional ride, but like you, mostly I use a car (or plane for longer distances).,

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    1. Same here. I used to travel by train more when I was younger. Nowadays I use my car mostly.

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  2. Great railway images. I love trains! It's a shame rail travel is diminishing there.
    Great post!

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    1. It is, I agree. Thanks Laura.

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  3. Lovely photos as always. I just took a train trip this month north from here to New Hampshire for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday. I thought rail travel was very popular throughout Europe. Interesting that its not the case in your country. Is that a holdover from Tito's time?

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  4. Unusual post for you and I love the last shot best. Would be interesting to walk down that path.

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  5. Black and white adds so much emotion and drama. Nice shots.

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  6. i love to ride on a train and spent my childhood riding on them a lot. they are not in use that much here in the USA like they used to be. there are still a few passenger trains. that last photo of the winding road is just beautiful..

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  7. There's something about railway shots...the symmetry is somehow pleasing to the eye. You got some good ones here! #PhotoFriday

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  8. It looks a well maintained track.

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  9. Ah, I do love trains, but people here don't travel on them very much any more either. Great captures for the day, as always, and thanks for the memories!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mersad!! Enjoy!!

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  10. Those concrete ties are interesting--- We see those on some urban lines, but it's still creosote soaked wood for ties across the the open spaces here. I enjoyed this change of pace entry, Mersad.

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  11. Sehr cool. Railwaybilder sind immer so stimmungsvoll und tiefgründig. Ich liebe sie besonders auch in schwarz weiß. Sehr tolle Eindrücke und gelungene Bilder!

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  12. The loss of rail travel seems to be everywhere.I still enjoy seeing the trains,but I have never actually been on one,except for a smaller tourist train.

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  13. Trains are used here mostly for transporting goods these days.
    Love the pathway at the end!! :)

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  14. Great photos! Yes, rail traffic seems to be diminishing in my country too.

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  15. I love travel by train ever since my grandmother took me on my first ride. Great photos!!

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  16. These are some fine shots. I always love the look of older railroads.

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  17. Nicht nur wieder tolle Fotos sondern auch interessant. Ich mag solche Aufnahmen auch sehr gerne, Züge und Schienen überhaupt, und da es sie hier nicht gibt freue ich mich um so mehr.

    Finde immer in sch/w wirken sie noch eindrucksvoller^^

    Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende und sende herzliche Grüsse

    N☼va

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  18. These are lovely photos but I like the last one most of all. It would be nice to walk along that path covered with those beautiful trees.

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  19. I love the black & white shots - really atmospheric. I also enjoyed the detail you included about the railways.

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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  20. That is a shame the railways are not used very much. I think it is a wonderful way to travel

    mollyxxx

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  21. I wanted to take the train when I visited Bosnia and Herzegovina but found it wasn't really an option so I took the bus. I'm sad to hear the train is becoming less used rather than more used as I would have hoped. I love taking the train!

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  22. I did enjoy! I took a train from Ohio to Tampa, Florida and it was much more interesting to ride through the countryside than on the main roads in traffic.

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  23. That was great to see your part of the world!Thanks for sharing in Our Beautiful World. AriadnefromGreece!

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  24. I like railroads but only a portion of the old lines are still busy. There is a train that runs within sight of our house but it only runs a few times a week and that's at night. But they blow the whistle at the road crossing and it makes a pretty sound.

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  25. I did a quick tour, thanks for this.

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  26. I do wish trains were more of a travel option. I live in San Francisco and although I could take the train to places like Sacramento or elsewhere in California, it ends up being more economical and time efficient to travel in other ways.

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