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Cartagena - Murcia - Albacete

Cartagena - Murcia - Albacete

The Cartagena - Murcia - Albacete line in south-eastern Spain is still worked by diesel locos. In 2007 this included the last dedicated Talgo machines of class 354 and the new class 334s. There was also some heavy freight to and from the industries at Escombreras.
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Palma - Soller

Palma - Soller

The Mediterranean island of Mallorca is home to a fascinating electric railway, the 3 foot gauge FC de Soller, which still runs all its trains with traction built in the late 1920s. To add to the charm, the line leaves Palma by threading its way through the streets.
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Palma - Sa Pobla and Manacor

Palma - Sa Pobla and Manacor

Mallorca's other railway is nothing like as interesting or visually appealing. The metre gauge SFM operates services using modern EMUs on the core Palma - Inca - EnllaƧ section and DMUs from EnllaƧ on the branches to Sa Pobla and Manacor.
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Ponferrada - Villablino

Ponferrada - Villablino

The F.C. de Ponferrada - Villablino was a 62km metre gauge coal carrier in north-west Spain and remained 100% steam worked until 1980. It was blessed with superb scenery, plenty of impressive bridges and tunnels and a fleet of very distinctive locomotives. I made three visits between 1979 and 1981 and, despite being a photographic novice, came away with a few photos I'm happy to publish more than a quarter of a century later.
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Class 333.3, 333.4

Class 333.3, 333.4

The RENFE Class 333 was a GM engined 3300hp Co-Co diesel-electric based on the DSB MZ and built by Macosa. A total of 93 were built in 1974-76. From 2000 most were 'rebuilt' to class 333.3 with little surviving of the original apart from the engne and generator. The 333.4s are 333.3s adapted for passenger use.
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Class 334

Class 334

The RENFE Class 334 is a GM engined Bo-Bo diesel-electric built new in 2006-08 for passenger work. The design is closely related to the British class 67 and Vossloh Euro3000 procuced at the same Valencia plant but incorporates main generators and ETH equipment from scrapped class 319.3 diesels. Along with the 333.4s, they handle Spain's remaining diesel hauled passengers.
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Class 354

Class 354

The RENFE Class 354 was the last of 3 purpose built B-B diesel-hydraulic classes designed to haul Talgo trains at speeds of upto 180km/h, later increased to 200km/h. Krauss-Maffei built 8 locos in 1984-84 but several were written off in accidents and the last 3 were withdrawn in 2009.
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P.V. 2-6-0s

P.V. 2-6-0s

The PV acquired a fleet of 10 Krauss-Engerth 2-6-0+4 locos between the 1930s and the 1960s, six bought second hand from other railways and four bought new. They slowly displaced the Baldwin 2-6-2Ts and handled almost all line work in the later years. There were also two conventional 2-6-0s used primarily for tripping between Cubillos and the Compostilla II power station.
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P.V. 2-6-2Ts

P.V. 2-6-2Ts

Ten 2-6-2Ts were ordered from Baldwin for the opening of the Ponferrada - Villablino line in 1919 and continued to work until dieselisation was complete in the 1980s. In the early years they worked everything but, as the line acquired more powerful Krauss-Engerth 2-6-0+4s, the tanks were increasingly relegated to shunting and short trips.
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