Albufeira.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home » Tourism / Turismo » Users Chit Chat / Conversa entre Utilizadores
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Rural Portugal and steam trains in the late 1970's
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login


Rural Portugal and steam trains in the late 1970's

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
cubsur View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 26/January/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 24648
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Rural Portugal and steam trains in the late 1970's
    Posted: 10/April/2021 at 11:56
Nothing at all to do with the Algarve, but if you like videos of old Portugal and steam trains this will tick both boxes.  It's 9 minutes 32 seconds.

I stumbled across this one on Youtube. There is no date but the line was closed to passengers in 1981, so that's the last possible.  It shows a mixed passenger and goods train making its way through the countryside, loading and unloading at various stops. Passengers travelled in the blue railcar being towed along at the back of the train.


There is a longer, 32 minute, video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqJ3T3W4qEw dated 1980 but with vehicles that look as if they came from the 1880's! There is more emphasis on the trains themselves in this one.

The Linha do Sabor was a metre gauge (1000mm) line up in the north east of Portugal that ran from Pochino, the current terminus of the Douro Valley line) up into the hills for 102km to nowhere in particular. Originally started in 1917 to reach an iron ore mine, it was never finished. It had an active life of about 60 years.

Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Jock View Drop Down
Top Contributors
Top Contributors
Avatar

Joined: 07/November/2011
Location: Auld Reekie
Status: Offline
Points: 1322
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/April/2021 at 12:52
Thanks for that.
It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear. Douglas Adams
Back to Top
cubsur View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 26/January/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 24648
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/April/2021 at 09:18
I have been looking for something similar for the Algarve line, but so far nothing except an extremely poor quality 40 second snippet along the line at Fuseta,
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.15
Copyright ©2001-2013 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0,633 seconds.