Railways in Slovenia
beautiful lines in magnificent countryside
Mountains characterizes the landscape in Slovenia, apart from the eastern parts of the
Pannonian Basin on the border with Hungary. The railway winds in narrow river valleys and has to
climb up some passes. Everything is required from the locomotives of the Slovenian Railways,
especially the diesel locomotives hauling goods trains, what you can enjoy as a marvelous sound
when they have to go uphill. On the main line from Koper on the Adriatic coastline to
Divača, Pivka, Postojna, the capital Ljubljana, Zidani Most, Celje and Maribor, you will
experience varied train traffic with German, French and Italian locomotives in front of Intercities, local trains and heavy freight trains.
One of the most famous railway lines in Slovenia is the Bohinj Railway, also known as Transalpina.
In addition to the local trains and a freight train, that runs on demand, there is a steam train
offered for tourists on some weekends (check the timetable). However, there is another attraction running every day.
The probably most minute shuttle service with motor vehicles is offered in the same way like on
the great Alpine routes. A diesel locomotive transports the car shuttle train through the
6,339 meter long Bohinj tunnel (Bohinjski predor) between Bohinjska Bistrica on the north side
and Podhrdo or Most na Soči or from Nova Goriza in the morning, to Nova Gorica in the
evening in summer. The train contains flat wagons type R, on which the cars, small trucks,
sprinter, vans, bicycles and motorcycles are loaded. Furthermore a passenger wagon is appended,
in which passengers without their own vehicle can use the train. The “avto vlak” (means: car train)
offers for motorists a convenient and stress-free alternative to get from the Karawanks Mountains
into the Isonzo / Soči Valley easily and without having to drive the 55 bends over the
Vršič Pass or the pass of the country road 909.
If you want to admire the Japanese Shinkansen high speed trains, please change to the
railway gallery Japan. Also the railway traffic in
were joined into a separate national gallery due to the huge choice of available pictures.
All other countries are summarized in the
international photo gallery. The steam locomotives mustn’t be missing,
but they have as well their own galleries, one is reserved for
German steam trains, another for
Japanese steam train operations.
Chinese factory and coal mine railways were also spun off and joined together in its
China winter steam gallery, because the amount of available photos is simply
too intensive to show them in the regular steam locomotive gallery.
The rest steam locomotives and trains are joined together in the
worldwide photo gallery.
Some Photos have a corresponding Video clip. If you prefer to see motion instead of
a HD image then you should switch to
Video to photo summary.
There you will find videos which are listed in the same sequence as the photos and
which are uploaded to the Internet. Please note that as starting sequence
only the videos with Slovakian trains are selected, including steam trains
You are welcome to modify as to your personal preference and then rebuild the overview again.
Following on from the picture gallery, there are explanations and requirements.
Further pages can be found on the subject of railways, train and locomotives.
No photo gallery? Worth knowing about technology and program
If your operating system doesn’t build the photo gallery, but instead displays a warning
that restricts the display of active content, allow the blocked risk. The navigation,
the selection menus of the photo gallery as well as the control of the gallery pages are
Furthermore, since version 3.0 the entire screen is designed in container technology with a
maximum of 5 areas, which are set visible or kept hidden depending on the screen width.
Same width also determines how many shots can be shown in a row and automatically adjusts to
it when you refresh the screen, similar to your Windows Explorer. Due to the variable structure
of the gallery, unfortunately, no headings can be given any longer, which area will be
The photo gallery itself as one on the 5 subsections is displayed with dynpro subscreen
technology, means in the screen encircled container 2 other containers are connected in the
top left position. One of these sub-container shows as transparent background image
diesel loco SŽ 664-105 and its freight train in Štanjel;
the other container contains the text.
The wallpaper in the background is fixed with 100% x-axis and 100% y-axis and
3050 pixels, the text container calculates its depth itself. Depending to your screen
configuration, one container is displayed deeper than the other, so there it at the
bottom an overpowering beyond the edge of one of the containers.
In normal cases the wallpaper should finish deeper than the text.
Some patience, please note
The pictures of the photo gallery are extremely compressed to 165 * 110 pixels,
thus very fuzzy, but this is the intention. By clicking the frame you will get the actual size
with an image resolution of 2250 * 1500 pixels and the detailed data to the picture.
You can click the graphics right away, the second screen will open, but it may be that
your Internet browser will load all the photos in the gallery before the single photo
is activated in the zoom. Also note that your computer may issue a warning about active
elements in the background. Without activation and during charging, the zoom screen
remains black, which is not a program error, it is just the background color.
Please be patient. How the photo description is structured and which possibilities
you have in operating the system, is shortly summarized in the
to the photo.
Enthusiasts and railway enthusiasts
Railway fans are welcome to contribute additional data, since the author
doesn’t consider himself a professional for example concerning classes or history of
a locomotive. Through our
you can access to other interesting galleries and
presentations on the topic of steam locomotive and railway on the Internet.
Webmasters, companies, railway stations, associations, museums, clubs, organizations,
who like to be linked to our list, we offer the chance to cross reference by
exchanging links to your presentation. Would you like to
for your proposals, suggestions, improvements and criticism.