Home Open Account Help 274 users online

International Railroad Discussion > Steam in Turkey-- other loco types


Date: 12/03/20 11:58
Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: masterphots

In addition to the Skyliners there were other steam types to be seen.  Most operations were centered in the western part of the country only a few hours drive from Istanbul.  There was a pocket of steam operating in the far eastern part of the country,  close to the border with the Soviet Union.  Today it's Armenia and Azerbaijan.   But back then in the middle of winter it just wasn't worth the time to drive all the way over there for a few more 2-10-0s.  And who knew what the roads or hotels might offer.  So,  back to Karabuk to begin this series of photos.

1-2.   We were suprised to find a couple of former US Army S160 2-8-0s still working.  Here are 45203 and 45207 shunting at Karabuk.  1`2/19/84

3.     Next to come by was MacArthur 2-8-2 46206.  We almost missed this one as we were watching a Skyliner and this engine came by in near silence.  It was the only 2-8-2 we saw on the trip.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/20 12:43 by masterphots.








Date: 12/03/20 12:01
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: masterphots

4.   46206 going away view  12/19/84

5.  0-10-0 55013 at Kerbiboclu  12/21/84

6.  Same train near Capali   12/21/84
 








Date: 12/03/20 12:08
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: masterphots

7.   2-10-2 57020 at Sutlac. 12/27/84   Interesting two spout water plug

8.   0-8-0 44015 at Manisa at dawn  12/28/84

9.  2-10-0s 56513/56522 on the Afyon to Konya mixed train.  At Inay on 12/29/84   The engines are German Kreigsloks (War locomotives) that were spread around Europe after WW2.

 








Date: 12/03/20 12:11
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: masterphots

10.  Another pair of Kreigsloks,  56504/56522 west of Usak.  12/24/84

11.  I'll close with another surprise encounter.  A former LMS/BR class 8F 2-8-0 45168 at Kutaya.    12/31/84    An 8F was repatriated to England decades ago and is preserved.






Date: 12/03/20 15:48
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: Ritzville

All three of your subjects have been excellent and very interesting! What a trip that must have been! Very enjoyable postings!

Larry



Date: 12/03/20 18:08
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: train1275

Absolutely FANTASTIC !

Enjoyed all thre threads. 



Date: 12/04/20 08:15
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: UP3806

Very nice series! Surprised to see an 0-8-0 with a passenger train.

Tom



Date: 12/04/20 12:48
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: retcsxcfm

Great pictures,Alan.
What a great adventure!

Uncle Joe



Date: 12/04/20 14:21
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: exhaustED

I was expecting to see one of these... great photos by the way!




Date: 12/04/20 15:38
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: masterphots

exhaustED Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I was expecting to see one of these... great
> photos by the way!

Post of the day



Date: 12/05/20 10:17
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: E25

Great post, Alan.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 12/07/20 17:28
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: march_hare

Gasp!

Makes me wish I'd made it over there when my company was looking at mining prospects in the country. They kept me stateside instead. 



Date: 12/08/20 17:35
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: mundo

Thanks Alan for these photo's.   You sure got around.

Ed



Date: 12/23/20 11:35
Re: Steam in Turkey-- other loco types
Author: PasadenaSub

Great group of posts from Turkey.  Had no idea that much steam could be found there in the mid-80s.

Rich



[ Share Thread on Facebook ] [ Search ] [ Start a New Thread ] [ Back to Thread List ] [ <Newer ] [ Older> ] 
Page created in 0.0543 seconds