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Railfan’s guide to Budapest, Hungary

My visit to Budapest was stop number three on my trip across Europe, and I stayed there for a few days – the city has plenty to see, and you won’t be able to visit all of the locations below in a single day.

Budapest Chain Bridge lit up by night Continue reading

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Budapest to Bucharest by train

Our rail journey from Budapest in Hungary to Bucharest in Romania was a long one, because we made a pit stop in Transylvania to see Dracula’s Castle. So what did we see along the way?

Spooky castle on the hill Continue reading

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Maintenance vehicles of the Budapest tramways

Tramway operators need a fleet of special vehicles to keep the tracks and overhead lines in good working order, and the city of Budapest is no different.

'Üzemzavar Elhárítás' truck for the Budapest tramways Continue reading

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Stumbling upon a heritage train in Hungary

I spent a couple of days in Budapest on my trip across Europe, and on one of them I was lucky to stumble upon a heritage train parked at Budapest Keleti railway station.

MÁV heritage train at Budapest Keleti pályaudvar Continue reading

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Leaking roof at Budapest Nyugati pályaudvar

Budapest’s Nyugati pályaudvar (western railway station) is one of three rail termini in the capital of Hungary, and to my eye the grandest. But something very inconvenient happens each time it rains.

Street side of Budapest-Nyugati pályaudvar Continue reading

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Vienna to Budapest by train

For me the train journey from Vienna, Austria to Budapest, Hungary was the most boring one of our trip across Europe – the reason being the lack of daylight for spotting passing trains!

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Russian tourists, a Budapest hotel, and the Swedish table

Forking out big money for a fancy hotel when travelling isn’t my style, but neither was pinching pennies by staying a a youth hostel. However when I visited Budapest, at sign outside the hotel restaurant was what caught my eye.

'No taking food from the Swedish table' sign in Russian Continue reading

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When tram and trolleybus wires cross

Trams and trolleybuses have one thing in common – they pull their power supply from wires above the vehicles. This presents difficulties when the two modes of transport cross paths.

Combino Supra #2030 passes a stopped trolleybus Continue reading

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