Geoff's Colour Railway Photos
Page 13 - The Portugal Trip
At the end of June 1972 I paid a visit with five
other university friends, by rail, to Spain and Portugal. We travelled
through Spain, but lingered in Portugal. The slides which follow (like
the other Portuguese shots on these pages) were taken on that trip.
Four of the pictures are on the narrow (metre)
gauge system, four are on the broad (5' 6") gauge.
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||Borsig 4-6-0T no. E124 on the metre gauge
at Santa Comba Dao, 27 June 1972
Portugal via Fuentes de Onoro / Vilar Formosa. This nice little loco,
our first sight of the narrow gauge, hauled us to Viseu, where we spent
our first night in Portugal.
||Railcar and Borsig 4-6-0T no. E122 on the
metre gauge, Viseu, 27 June 1972
See also page 1
for another Viseu shot. The next day we travelled to Sernada do Vouga
on the railbus (or one very similar).
||Narrow gauge locomotives at Sernada do
Vouga, 28 June 1972
There were some 2-4-6-0T Mallets around too (see page 2). See
||Broad gauge 2-6-4Ts at Porto Campanha, 29
From Sernada we
travelled to Espinho, staying there a few days to explore the Porto
||2-6-0T E93 hurries north through the Porto
suburbs, 30 June 1972
A day spent
checking out the metre gauge
||4w tram in Praca da Liberdade, Porto, 30
We tried the
trams too - just riding (we spoke no Portuguese) until we found one
that went where we wanted to go....
||Contumil depot - Henschel 4-6-0 and
Hartmann 0-4-0T No 002, 1 July 1972
The next day we
explored the standard gauge around Porto. The remarkable 002 was shed
pilot. See page 6 for one of
the fine 2-8-4Ts in action near Contumil
||CP no 292 Henschel 4-6-0 at Regua, 3 July
stayed at Regua in the Douro Valley for a couple of days
||"B12" - inside-cylindered Henschel 4-6-0
leaving Regua, 3 July 1972
Last train of
the day up the valley, the lowering sun catches the side of one of
these fine locomotives
...and a couple of days later the sun set on our
trip. Leaving Regua late afternoon on the Thursday, it would be
Saturday afternoon when my rail journey home ended at York. A "Deltic"
from Kings + too. Strangely, no-one seemed to want to sit near me on
that last leg of the journey...
See also Associação Portuguesa Dos Amigos
Do Caminho De Ferro
i.e. the Portuguese Association of Railway Friends' site - lots of nice
If you like this site, let me know and I might put
some more files up.