This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Friday, May 19, 2023
Villa Opicina, Bivio d'Aurisina, Povir, Pivka, Košana, Sistiana Visogliano
Slovenia is a country located near Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. On this trip I will be visiting all except Hungary, starting with Italy.
From Ljubljana to Trieste it is only 86km, so 1 hour by car or 2h20min by train. Unfortunately just a few direct trains, otherwise it is possible to get to Villa Opicina by train, and then by bus to Trieste, a trip that I did in December 2019. I've now reached Italy, the station - Bivio d'Aurisina
Bivio d'Aurisina - the station connecting Südbahn from Ljubljana and Vienna with Trieste-Udine/Venezia railway
Freight train from Venezia
Mosolf Vehicle logistics wagons
The train is switching to Villa Opicina and Slovenia
Regional train Trieste-Venezia
Heading to Trieste
From Villa Opicina, 193 673
FS Class E.626 - the first electric locomotive in Italy - still going strong
E.626 294 belong to FS Museo Nazionale dei Transporti
Freight train coming from Trieste
494 211, CFI - Compagnia Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.A.
From Villa Opicina
494 502, Captrain
There have not been any Traxx locomotives in Slovenia so far, but soon the new MS3 will be approved for operations. Traxx DC3 for Italy, are only operating here in Italy.
189 902 from Trieste
This Siemens Eurosprinter is from 2003, and it has the original logo from RTC - Rail Traction Company S.p.A.
Cargo from Turkey
Sistiana Visogliano station
Gulf of Trieste
Sailing Yacht A is a sailing yacht launched in 2015. The vessel is a sail-assisted motor yacht designed by Philippe Starck and built by Nobiskrug in Kiel, Germany for the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. The yacht was seized by the Italian authorities on 12 March 2022 in the port of Trieste, due to the EU's sanctions imposed on a number of Russian businessmen as a consequence of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (Wikipedia)
Visiting the castle of Miramare
Miramare Castle was built from 1856 to 1860 for Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium, later Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, and Empress Carlota of Mexico, based on a design by Carl Junker. (Wikipedia)
Villa Opicina is located just 5km away from central Trieste, but the railway has to take a longer detour in order to climb up to 310m above sea level.
The view of Trieste from Villa Opicina
Bus replacement instead of tram between Trieste and Villa Opicina
Let's hope the tram will be operating again someday
Villa Opicina station is the terminus station for Slovenian Regional trains
Class 510 is operating here
The only train serving Trieste is the Eurocity train to Vienna