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Restored 'Moutzouris' Locomotive Returns to Kalavryta Railway

Moutzouris_Kalavrita Railway A slice of living history, the original DK 8001 steam locomotive, locally known in Greece as “Moutzouris,” that first ran on the tracks of the Diakofto-Kalavryta rack railway has been put back to work, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience some ravishing scenery, as well as an authentic taste of bygone eras.
The Hellenic Railway Organization (OSE) got the fully restored and refurbished steam engine from the Hellenic Company for Maintenance of Railway Rolling Stock, which returned the historic locomotive to its base, where it will once again ply the dramatic and scenic route from Diakofto to Kalavryta.
First built under the Greek government of Harilaos Trikoupis in 1896, the 750 mm gauge rack railway runs 22 km from Diakofto through the Vouraikos Gorge and the old Mega Spilaion Monastery up to Kalavryta, stopping en route at Zachlorou. The DK 8001 engine was the original locomotive built by Cail and a historic part of the country’s railway fleet.
(source: ana-mpa)

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