Bulgaria October 2011

A short trip to Bulgaria to have a blast on 87006 on the last day of a six-day PTG Railtour, with a couple of days thrown in doing some service trains.

Weds: EZ8973 Gatwick – Sofia, grabbed a ride on 52064 doing the Istanbul – Belgrade shunt then 43533 forward to Pirdop for a couple of happy hours photting ‘sevens’ and then 45173 onto Kazanlak for the night.

Thurs: An earlyish start only to be carted out with two ‘red’ units being provided for a run to Stara Zagora changing at Tulovo, then 44070 to Karnobat, where I missed a shunt before winner 46234 into Burgas for a quick blast in the Black Sea before a roundabout route to Varna with 46125, 45195 and 45155 providing haulage.

Fri: PTG tour with 87006 Varna  – Sofia via Plovdiv – photos on a seperate page here

Sat: A trip on the narrow gauge then into Plovdiv for 07123 on the Panagjurishte branch which is currently loco-hauled, then back to Sofia prior to flying home Sunday. 46125 both ways on IC8611/8614 so having not had a 46’1 before plenty of KMs off that one now!

As usual, please click on the photos for full captions

Posted October 20, 2011 by redcow87015 in Bulgaria, Euro Nedding

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