Friday, February 17, 2023

Slovenia - part 4

So, since most trains are using Koper as the origin/destination, I've decided to visit it too.
On my way to Koper, I'm stopping in Pivka
Here it's foggy and cold

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Gornje Ležeče

For a while there is a sunshihe
At Divača it's foggy again
SŽ class 813/814
Austrian steam locomotive JZ 28-006

Today is the day to celebrate Pust Carnival in Slovenia

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New and old
At Rodik station it is sunny again

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Once again 541 013, on the way to Koper

Not sure what was happening here, but this 363 031 was at the rear of the train and then it got detached on the move

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Transport deluxe

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On the way to Koper there are some scenic views, for example, Viadukt Črni Kal


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Here it is possible to view two trains at the same time on same track

Finally, I'm arriving in Koper

The harbor is near

Here it feels like I'm in Italy

Koper is the fifth largest city in Slovenia. Located in the Istrian region in the southwestern part of the country, approximately five kilometers south of the border with Italy and 20 kilometers from Trieste, Koper is the largest coastal city in the country. (Wikipedia)
The city of Koper is officially bilingual, with both Slovene and Italian as its official languages. Sights in Koper include the 15th-century Praetorian Palace and Loggia in Venetian Gothic style, the 12th-century Carmine Rotunda church, and St. Nazarius' Cathedral, with its 14th-century tower. (Wikipedia)

Luka Koper is the only Slovenian international cargo port managed by the Koper joint stock company of the same name. Geographically, it is located in such a way that it represents the closest connection of Central and Eastern Europe to the Mediterranean, and key commodity flows arrive at the port via the Strait of Gibraltar and the Suez Canal. (Wikipedia)
From 2000 to 2006, the throughput in container traffic, vehicles, timber, liquid cargoes (excluding petroleum), and cereals, have all doubled, while general cargo has increased by over 50 percent.
The most intensive growth was recorded in trade with Hungary, which surpassed a million tonnes in 2006. Nevertheless, Austrian clients—with 3.5 million tonnes, or a quarter of total throughput—still top the transit freight list, whilst trade with Italy, which now accounts for 15 percent of the business, also grew rapidly. (Wikipedia)

The railway to Koper opened in 1967

I'm on my way back to Ljubljana, stopping at two stations

Ticket machine
I've already seen Hungarian, and Austrian steam locomotives, now it is time for the Italian located here at Postojna station

IC 502 train from Koper to Hodos

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