Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, a.k.a. Czechia, is one of Europe's smaller lands but its railways were among the most interesting in the early years of the 21st Century. In an era of demanning, DMUs and standardisation, it was a pleasure to find a railway with manned stations and locomotive hauled trains, a variety of traction and an almost infinite multiplicity of liveries. The landscape is extremely attractive with plenty of hills, forests and picturesque villages to include in the pictures. Sadly, modernisation is now taking its toll, making the railway more efficient and less interesting every year.

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