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Italy: San Sebastian Iron Road

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    Things have moved on during the summer and the excavator has been slowly munching away at the hillside.
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    We now have a date for the opening of the next phase. The long weekend of the 23-25th June 2023 will see the bottom loop enter service. The major earth works are done.
    If you have a loco you would like to bring along to test your engine and driving please get in touch. It promises to be a fun weekend. Location is near Foligno in central Italy. I may be able to help with a stop off point in northern Italy but our rough track to the house is not suitable for caravans and trailers.
     
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    Things are starting to get serious. The base layer of ballast is going down.
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    The Golden Spike (weld) is done and we are ready for next weekend. It's been quite a job to get everything done with lots of people doing lots of 'homework'.
    I'm hoping to get a head start on Friday as in the following days I have a full week in the car, Geneva, Munich and Vienna with hopefully a trip on the reopened Achenseebahn. As I am on the road for 10 days I won't be able to take a loco. I might squeeze in my little battery loco but I am not sure the battery will last the full 3km!
     
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    Indeed. The new extension and station proved to be a success. Caught up with friends from all over Europe. We even had a visit from Palmerston, in miniature, from the Festiniog. IMG20230624102708_BURST001_COVER.jpg IMG-20230623-WA0001.jpg
     
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    Davide has made a 360 degree video, starting from the bottom station working uphill.

    Scroll around to see the views along the line.
     
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    Indeed. I'll be there in June. I doubt I will have anything new but I have been busy getting things in order in the workshop, we only moved two years ago...
     
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    We are getting closer to the date and we need to organise the numbers. If you want to visit let Guido know by the end of May. I should be there on Saturday and Sunday. I am not sure if I can host a stop off point on the way as we have building work starting in two weeks for 6-8 weeks.
     

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