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Samobor Railway Engines - Set

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Technical details
  • 05.10.2018
  • Luka Juras, designer from Zagreb
  • AKD d.o.o., Zagreb
  • Offset
  • Multicolour
  • 48.28 x 29.82 mm
  • 7.60 HRK x 2
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About Samobor Railway Engines

The concept of Samobor Railway includes the narrow-gauge railway with the track width of 760 mm between Zagreb and Samobor that was operational between Jan. 16th, 1901 and Dec. 31st, 1979. The railway was constructed under the status of a vicinal (commercial) railway. Its length was 19 kilometres and its construction was financed by the joint stock company Vicinalna željeznica Zagreb-Samoborheadquartered in Budapest. After WWII, the railway became a part of JDŽ and on July 1st, 1950 it started operating as an independent company entitled Gradska željeznica u Zagrebu (GŽZ). In 1951 the railway was extended by 5 kilometres from Samobor to Bregana. During the next two decades, investments were made into railway renewal and modernisation of mobile capacities. Despite that, the railway transport on that track could not compete with the expansion of the roadway transport so the Samobor Railway was closed for transport at the beginning of 1980. Used engines or leased engines were mostly used to pull trains on that track. The only new engines were a steam locomotive no. 7 and aluminium diesel-electrical motor trains.

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